Sevenoaks Prep, 1919-2019
2019 is our Centenary year and we are delighted to have a full and varied calendar of events to celebrate this milestone from January to December 2019.
These events aim to achieve the following:
Many of the events that already take place in our busy and exciting school year will continue under the centenary banner but will be bigger occasions. Please click here for a calendar of events.
Centenary Day, Saturday 15th June: On Saturday 15th June from 1.00pm to 4.00pm we will be celebrating our Centenary with a fun, family day for all in our grounds. There will be food, games, activities for all ages and we are delighted that David Williams's book about the history of The Prep will be launched at the event and available to buy. Lord Sackville and Sir Michael Fallon will be officially opening the event at 1.00pm. There is no need to let us know if you are coming and we hope to see you there.
The pupils, staff and parents will also be taking part in community projects (including the 100 Club) and our charity for the year is Save The Children.
A History of Sevenoaks Preparatory School
We are delighted that local historian, David Williams, has written a history of our first 100 years. Compiled from hours of research, both from local sources and from our archives, he has been able to determine the precise origins of the school in 1919 and chart our history through WW2, from Vine Court Road to Godden Green and through to the present day. The launch of this book will take place on our Centenary Day on Saturday 15th June. If you would like to order a copy, please email Liz.Reading@theprep.org.uk
To mark the occasion of our centenary, we will be opening the Centenary Centre during 2019. Our most ambitious building project to date, it will provide a new heart for The Prep. Not only will the new building house teaching - science, art, maths, languages, humanities and digital learning - it will also have an inspiring central space, which will serve as a library and an area for The Prep community to gather. Our building contractors, Baxalls, will be on site from Monday 3rd December 2018. Further information can be found here.
Whilst the school has evolved since it was founded in 1919, I am proud that it remains true to its ethos and The Way of Life. I look forward to celebrating our birthday with you.