Head Students

Head students

We are delighted to introduce our Head students Alex and Abbe to you. 

Alex abbe

Alexander stevens

Alexander stevens

I am part of the first cohort of IBDP students and spear-headed the potential to study the course through a series of interviews with school governors and IB representatives. I am now furthering my knowledge in IB Higher level Chemistry, Biology, Business alongside Standard level Maths, French, English with the IBDP running parallel and I intend to use this course to aid my aspirations in studying the Business either at Warwick University or abroad at the university of Toronto. As an IBDP student, I must develop a breadth of knowledge and a multitude of skills, and Knole has helped me to do this with various extra-curricular opportunities. I have attended seminars on asset management, private banking, entrepreneurship, accountancy and insurance which were led by specialised industry experts. I also utilised our work experience week to delve into the London Stock exchange where I shadowed a portfolio manager and learned firsthand what it means it be a director of infrastructure. To relax I play semi-professional football as a goalkeeper. In this position I have an overview of the pitch and therefore responsibility falls to me to organise, and structure our team in the most efficient way. Becoming Head Student has included a public speaking and leadership training course which has also improved my leadership skills on and off the pitch Along with other students in my year group I undertook the National Citizenship Service programme, I acted as Chairman for my working group which planned and implemented a social action project designed to raise awareness of mental health support in our local community, which we did by holding the largest school charity event. I learnt the importance of democratic leadership; I used my interpersonal skills to encourage and empower my team to raise enthusiasm, enjoyment and ultimately productivity. I am extremely fortunate that Knole Academy has presented so many opportunities to flourish over the years. I believe my experiences have given me lifelong transferable skills and that I will take forward with me wherever I go.

Abbe Clarke

Abbe Clarke

I feel privileged and honoured to have been appointed head student at Knole Academy. My academic schedule consists of studying IB English literature and language, IB business management, BTEC sports science, the IBCP core and an extracurricular commitment which is LAMDA. My ambition is to further my education towards studying a law degree at King’s College university in London. To supplement my career aspirations, I undertook a week of work experience in the government legal department where I developed my interest and understanding of law. I had opportunity to be attend parliament and be in the company of the prime minister and other senior members of government. To further develop my understanding in law, I was encouraged to expand my learning portfolio with as many independent initiatives as possible; I have just completed a John Hopkins university family law online course where I developed an understanding around key aspects of family law which is the avenue that I eventually want to specialise in. Knole has offered me a variety of academic enrichment opportunities to build my academic portfolio. Being selected as an ambassador for the Sevenoaks chamber of commerce was exceptional as not only was it a privilege but I found particularly useful for networking with specialised experts. Furthermore, I was selected to represent the school for international women’s day which not only was valuable experience, but it enabled me to be inspired by independent and thriving women which is what I aspire to be. I am extremely fortunate for the opportunities Knole has afforded me which has shaped me into the individual I am today. I am excited to continue my journey at university and know that Knole has prepared me as best as it could for adult life ahead.

Head Student Review 2021-2022


Please read the testimonials from Jagtara and Oliver on their experiences as head students from 2021-2022.

Head students final rev


Jagtara review 2021

Oliver Review 2021

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