Past Outreach Events

Primary football tournament

16 November 2018 (Invitation only)
2:00pm, Sennocke Centre

We will invite a selection of primary schools in the local area to take part in the tournament. A presentation of medals for the winners and runners up of the tournament will be made at the end.

If you have any questions regarding our events please email us: 

Tom Crean - Primary school matinee

26 September 2018 (Invitation only)
1:45pm, Sackville Theatre

We invite Year 5 and 6 pupils to join us for the exciting performance of Tom Crean. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions. His story is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. 

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Michael Griffin - Musical Development Talk

31 August 2018 (FREE admission)
6:30pm, Pamoja Hall

A must see presentation for students studying music and their parents. An interactive talk from the internationally renowned music educator and speaker Michael Griffin. Michael will equip students, teachers, adult learners and parents with the methods and mind-set required to maximise the prospect of learning music enjoyably and successfully.

To book your free spaces please email 


Gifted & Talented Summer School

20- 23 August 2018 (Invitation only)

For several years, Sevenoaks School has been hosting summer schools for gifted and talented pupils from local primary schools. This year students will take part in a maths course (Code Breakers), which will run for two days, and a science course (Sensational Senses) which runs over four days.

If you have any questions regarding our summer schools,please email us 


Science Symposium (Year 12 pupils)

Tuesday 26 June 2018 (Invitation only)
8:30 - 13:10, Pamoja Hall

We are delighted to be hosting our Science Symposium event again for Year 12 pupils. There will be a series of seminars given by leading scientists and medics.




Higher Education Day for Year 10 Students

Friday 15 June (Invitation only)
9:00 - 12pm , Pamoja Hall

On 15 June we are inviting Year 10 students from Kent Academies Network and IBCP schools to our Higher Education Day. 

We have the University of Kent, University of Portsmouth and the Royal Holloway University London, delivering a series of talks targeted at Year 10 students. The National Citizenship Service will also be discussing CV writing and interview skills.

Victor Mallet Talks

Thursday 14 June (FREE Admission)
6:15pm , Recital Room

Victor Mallet, Asia News Editor of the Financial Times, will discuss his book River of Life, River of Death. Hailed in the New Statesman’s books of the year as a 'wonderful achievement', the book, on the Ganges and India’s future, exposes an environmental crisis of international significance and asks whether India’s politicians can save the holy river.

To book your space please email our Box Office

Young Writers Workshop

Saturday 9 June (Invitation only)

We are offering a creative writing workshop for local Year 5 pupils. The day will consist of a variety of different writing activities and is run by English teachers from the school, with the help of some of our Junior and Sixth Form students. 

Helen Scales

Wednesday 23 May (Free Admission)

Year 7 & 8 talk – 12:10 – 1:05
Year 9 talk – 15:15 – 16:05
Evening talk (suitable for KS4 upwards) – 18:15

Helen Scales take about marine biology and her new book release, EYE of the SHOAL, The fishwatcher’s guide to life, the ocean and everything, will paint a vivid picture of these clever, emotional, singing, thoughtful animals that rule beneath the waves.


Higher Education Day for Year 12 Students

Thursday 10 May (Invitation only)
9:00 - 12pm , Pamoja Hall

On 10 May we invited Year 12 students from local secondary schools to our Higher Education Day. 

We had the University of Surrey, King’s College London, University of Portsmouth and the National Citizenship Service delivering a series of talks targeted at Year 12 students.Topics included: researching university courses, the skills needed for university and the workplace.

A Talk by Simon Stephens

Friday 20 April (FREE Admission)
18:15, Sackville Theatre

Playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, Birdland and adaptations of A Doll’s House, The Seagull and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) on writing for the stage.

To book your space please email our Box Office

Science Week 2018

Tuesday 20 - Friday 23 March 
The Space, Sevenoaks School

In March we hosted our ninth annual STEAM Week!

We welcomed over 3000 primary school children to a number of interactive shows, including The Science of Fireworks with presenter Matthew Tosh and Science Made Simple, which introduced younger children to the laws of physics through storytelling. There were also a few surprises, such as a visit from Titan the robot and a Lego challenge!

View pictures from STEAM Week 2018 


Macbeth (Schools Matinee)

Friday 9 March (13:30)
The Sackville Theatre, The Space, Sevenoaks School
(All welcome)

The Sevenoaks School Theatre Company (SSTC) invites you to a contemporary transformation of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy of murder and supernatural power. This exciting production, performed by Lower Sixth students, offers a bold, refreshing interpretation of this popular play – resonating ideas about gender, power and our taste for violence. This production would be ideal for anyone studying/interested in the play or the subject of Drama.

Watch the rehearsal trailer 

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Oxbridge Information Evening

Thursday 22 February (19:30 – 21:00pm)
Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School
(All welcome)

The evening will cover a range of aspects concerning admissions to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, including advice on the application process, interviews, admissions tests, and the learning experience at both universities, followed by a question and answer session.

The evening will be led by:

Mr Richard Partington, Senior Tutor, Senior Admissions Tutor, Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Churchill College, Cambridge University

Dr Caroline Burt, Admissions Tutor, Lecturer in History at Pembroke College, Cambridge University

Dr Mark Wormald, Senior Tutor and Tutor in Biochemistry and Chemistry, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University


Drama Specialist Evening

Wednesday 13 December (18:00 – 21:00pm)
The Space, Sevenoaks School
(Drama teachers/specialists)

This was an exciting event for local drama teachers and specialists. The evening involved a Masterclass session, a discussion about how we can create a stable support network through our local schools and a session exploring the idea of creating a Drama Festival.

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Kathakali Workshop

Thursday 9 November 

Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School

(Suitable for Key Stage 2 & 3)

Kathakali the classical dance drama of Kerala, south India, using Mudras, an ancient sign language, characters, complex facial expressions and stunning costumes and make-up. These remarkable stories based on Hinduism expose human relationships, community disputes and the eternal search for spirituality. 

In addition to the spectacular performance of Kathakali there is an opportunity to take part in a south Indian music workshop, see the elaborate make up, view the beautiful costumes and meet the artists. Before each performance there is a demonstration of how the actor tells a story, followed by a short film.

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Tim Hollingsworth, OBE - Talk

Monday 6 November (3:15pm – 4:10pm)
Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School
(Suitable for Years 9, 10+ )

On Monday 6 November we welcomed Tim Hollingsworth (OBE) CEO of the British Paralympic Association to talk to students.

Tim spoke about his work with the BPA, the 2012 games and how your career can take you in unexpected directions. 

Jane Eyre (Matinee Performance)

Wednesday 11 October (1:30pm)
Pamoja Hall, The Space
(Suitable for Key Stage 2 & 3)

SSTC’s new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic. Jane Eyre faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. It features a 30-strong ensemble who will bring this famous story to life through dynamic physical theatre and visual storytelling. Ideal for students of English studying the novel or Drama students reviewing live theatre and exploring different staging techniques.

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Oliver Twist

Tuesday 3 October (9:30am-10:30am.)
Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School
(Suitable for Key Stage 2 students)

M&M Theatre Productions adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel about an orphan in nineteenth-century London promotes awareness of stranger danger and the consequences of lying and stealing, along with many other themes, with songs from the musical. The audience will be immersed in the story and their imagination and emotions evoked in a way that promotes ongoing creative writing, reading and discussion.

Frances Hardinge

Monday 25 September
Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School
(Suitable for years 7 & 8)

In conjunction with Sevenoaks Bookshop, author Frances Hardinge spoke to the Lower School and visitors about writing stories that prey upon our irrational fears. Referring to three of her books, Cuckoo Song, The Lie Tree and her new novel, A Skinful of Shadows, she described how she creates suspense, creepiness and a sense that the world is no longer safe. Afterwards she answered pupils’ questions and signed books.

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Gifted & Talented Summer School

21- 24 August 2017

Last week we welcomed over 40 local primary school children to our Gifted & Talented Science and Maths Summer School.

Science students spent the week learning about ‘Crazy Climates’ where they took part in a range of practical activities, from making their own wind turbines to experimenting with static electricity.

Our maths students had two days of being ‘Maths Detectives’ solving numerical tasks through a range of fun, interactive games and tasks.

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“An excellent programme which our son has been fortunate to enjoy two years running. It only makes you realise as parents that we should have paid more attention at school ourselves! Thank you for the chance our son has been given by this programme.” Maths Course

“This was an amazing experience for my daughter who had previously already said she would like to attend Sevenoaks School. The summer school only reaffirmed for her the excellent resources and environment available there.” Science Course




Past events - Summer 2017

To find out more about any of the events listed below, please contact Graeme Lawrie 

Summer Term 2017

16 June- From Empire to Brexit

22 June – Classics Lower School Play

22 June- Free matinee performance of The Mobile Phone Show/The Wardrobe

23 June- Head of Maths Day

24 June- Young Writers Workshop

27 June- Year 12 Science Day

2-8 July- Kent Academies Network (KAN) residential

5 July- Sevenoaks Partnership Orchestra Day



Previous outreach events 2016

We have held a number of events this academic year, and a number of schools and teachers attended the various events.  

Science Days - Primary and Prep Schools
Over 1500 local children enjoyed our two science days this term. 

Classics - Prep School Teacher Day

A number of prep school Greek and Latin teachers attended.  

Primary School Cricket Tournament 

Over 8 local primary schools submitted teams for this - well done to all the players. 

English - Prep and Primary School Teacher Day 

Over 20 prep and primary school English teachers attended this networking and workshop day.

Free matinee performance of Middle School production, Norse 

A number of local schools attended this matinee event. 

Gifted and Talented summer schools

Over 80 local primary school children attended our Science and Maths Gifted and Talented events in the summer holidays.