Principal's Message

A very warm welcome to Knole Academy.  I am delighted to be the principal of the academy.  It is a vibrant and fun place to be; the students and staff work hard and we have high expectations of one another.  We are forward-thinking and espouse a creative learning environment, which challenges and supports our young people and the local community.  Our grammar stream has developed exponentially over the last few years.  We foster an engaging learning ethos, using state-of-the-art technologies to develop new skills and create high aspirations. 

Knole Academy enjoys a flourishing and exciting programme of learning opportunities with Sevenoaks School.  Some examples of these are the Combined Cadet Force, Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and stimulating experiences for high ability pupils, ranging from Oxbridge mentors and tuition for the most able students, to music ensembles and critical thinking experiences.  Staff from both schools benefit from shared ideas, teacher placements and a joint NQT programme.  Knole parents are invited to a variety of information sessions at Sevenoaks School.  Senior staff from both schools meet regularly to plan and evaluate a programme of events which is unique to this partnership.  Knole Academy is very proud to have Sevenoaks School as its educational sponsor.

Staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning to ensure that all students fulfil their potential.  We are aspirational in our targets and ambitious for our students.  In addition to our taught curriculum which includes EBACC and a wide option choice at GCSE and Sixth Form subjects, we offer many diverse and exciting opportunities in extracurricular activities.  This is underpinned by a strong and caring pastoral programme where relationships are built on mutual respect and a strong culture of self-discipline, which both nurtures and builds resilience in our young people, enabling them to achieve well beyond their expectations.  They also develop a strong sense of responsibility for themselves, their peers and the wider world.

Our £18 million new build opened in 2014 and is an addition to our main, refurbished building; this has given our learning community state of the art facilities in music, dance, drama, science, business studies, visual arts and sport.

We hope that our website and prospectus will inspire you to visit Knole Academy, as we are always happy to show visitors the work of the students and staff in our academy.

Mary Boyle, Principal

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