The Prep School is home to Years 3 to 8.

Class teaching is continued for core subjects, with specialist teachers for drama, French, music, ICT, art, PE and games.   By the age of 11, our pupils are taught by specialist teachers in all subjects whilst each class continues to have a form teacher who monitors their progress.

Our teachers ensure that every pupil is motivated, challenged and prepared for examinations and scholarships to independent schools at 13 or 11+ entry tests to local grammar schools.

As the children continue through the school they are offered opportunities for responsibility and leadership, which enable them to move on in life with confidence and purpose.

In February 2020, our new Centenary Centre opened its doors. This bold and imaginative building encompasses a vision of how teaching and learning at the school should be.  It is a large and light space which encourages more of the informal contact between teachers and children, and children with each other, which makes The Prep so special. The design incorporates areas and features seen in the best senior schools; so our pupils in Years 6,7 and 8 will be better equipped for life beyond The Prep. With a library at its core, a presentation area and social space, as well as classrooms, art studio, science lab and ITC suite all with state-of-the-art equipment and technology,  this building places emphasis on curiosity, maturity and independence.  Inspirational teaching is at the heart of Sevenoaks Prep, but great facilities matter too.

It’s maths that students pull out as the most ‘fun’ subject, saying they are also encouraged to ‘take risks’. That there’s often ‘more than one way to arrive at the same answer,’ pointed out one. 

Good Schools' Guide 2022