The Radnor House Sevenoaks Senior School aims to build happy, confident and resilient young people who are equipped for the challenges of modern life. The academic pace of the school is brisk and pupils are expected to achieve highly as a result. The end goal is for all pupils to aspire to join the best universities and art colleges in the UK and abroad, having studied a range of high quality and challenging GCSE and A level courses.
Successful Radnorians possess equal parts high academic qualifications and outstanding interpersonal skills and above all a keen sense of integrity and a finely tuned moral compass.
Transition to Senior School
The transition to Senior School is an exciting and significant event for your child, but can also be somewhat overwhelming.
Students joining Radnor House Sevenoaks in Year 7 are instantly made to feel at home in their new environment and comfortable as they adjust to secondary school life.
Pupils at Radnor House Sevenoaks often talk about the sense of family in the school. We are a close knit community and this is evident in the way pupils from each year group support each other. Older students act as Peer Mentors to the younger children and Sixth Form students are linked to each year group to offer support and provide role models.
On your first day you will be provided with a Microsoft Surface Pro laptop which you will keep throughout your time in the Senior School. These will be used in most of your lessons and you will become an expert in using MS Teams and MS Class Notebook. All schoolwork and lesson notes will be available via your laptop and you will be able to use this as a working and revision tool both at school and at home.
We are proud to have one of the most innovative Art Departments in the country. Art lessons in Year 7 involve not just painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics but also Graphic Design delivered in a purpose-built computer suite within the Main School building.
With our newly installed Microsoft Surface Studio computers, your Art curriculum will now include animation, website design, film and Photoshop. You will be able to play, discover, imagine, and create outstanding artwork.
Radnor House recognises the importance of outdoor learning as a way to develop your resilience, perseverance and mental toughness. All our Year 7 pupils take part in a series of weekend camping and hiking expeditions throughout the year.
Under the watchful eye of our Director of Outdoor Adventurous Education you will take part in individual and team challenges, brush up on your navigation skills and learn to prepare your own meals in the wild!
Radnor House Sevenoaks offers outstanding facilities for all of our students. Each pupil benefits from our safe, spacious campus which enables a rich variety of activities.
In addition to our existing provision, we continue to make substantial investment in new facilities. Our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Centre was opened in September 2017, providing us with new technical spaces and three bespoke laboratories.
We have also recently opened a new, purpose-designed Music and Performing Arts Centre with an adjacent Music room for GCSE and A level students.
An outstanding education in a beautiful setting allows each of our students to realise their potential and gives them many different opportunities to learn.
Your child’s welfare and happiness is our number one priority. A happy child is one who will thrive, who will grasp opportunities to learn and develop and who will become a confident and well-balanced young person.
The pastoral care at Radnor House Sevenoaks is second to none. Every child is known personally and tutors make regular contact with parents to ensure a strong home-school partnership.
As the pressure on children continues to increase through 24 hour social media, public image expectations and exam stress, we recognise that children require more not less assistance from the school. In addition to the form tutor, pupils are further supported by Heads of Year, Heads of School Sections and the Pastoral Administrator.
Trips around the UK and abroad are an important part of the enrichment opportunities we offer at Radnor House Sevenoaks.
Visit our trips section for further details of previous expeditions.
Pupils are given regular opportunities to take on leadership roles.
Each form has two Form Leaders who represent their peers at School Council. Here pupils set the agenda and raise issues that affect their school experience.
Each year we run a whole school Make a Difference Day, during which all pupils help with local charities. Leadership opportunities develop as pupils go through the Senior School, including peer mentoring, community service in Year 12, and being part of the leadership team in the Sixth Form.
All of these elements form part of our Lower School Award (Years 7-8), the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, and our Sixth Form Diploma.
The School Day
The school week runs Monday to Friday with seven periods each day.
- All Senior School pupils can enjoy a cooked breakfast each morning (served from 7.45am) at no extra charge
- Registration is at 8.20am
- The school day finishes at 4pm
- All Senior School pupils can stay for Homework Club (4pm to 5.30pm). This is provided at no extra charge.
- Wrap care (from 7am to 7pm) is available at additional cost.
The Radnor House Sevenoaks Lunch
All pupils enjoy lunch in the Senior School dining hall. The menu is extremely varied with students being able to choose from a wide variety of hot and cold food, freshly prepared on site each day.
The school currently operates four different bus routes serving the local area, plus a shuttle to Sevenoaks station for pupils taking part in afternoon clubs. Please visit the Transport section to view the complete bus timetable.
"My daughter is really enjoying her year 7 experience. The staff have been absolutely amazing both with their academic teaching and pastoral support. The club provision is outstanding. I am delighted we chose Radnor House for our daughter."