Sevenoaks School is an English coeducational independent school located in the town of Sevenoaks, Kent. It is the third oldest non-denominational school in the United Kingdom, dating back to 1432, behind Winchester and Oswestry. Over 1,000 day pupils and boarders attend, ranging in age from 11 to 18 years. There are approximately equal numbers of boys and girls. The current Headteacher is Katy Ricks. The school was a pioneer in attracting international students during the 1960s. Today the pupils come from over 40 countries. The Good Schools Guide called it a "Trail-blazing co-ed day and boarding school...now riding high academically." The school encourages pupils to be involved in all the opportunities it offers. Despite its emphasis on internationalism and innovation the school maintains strong roots with the local community and maintains some of its historical traditions such as VSU and involvement in the Sevenoaks Festival, which date back to the 1960s. In 1999 it featured in the media by becoming the first major UK school to switch entirely from doing A level exams to the International Baccalaureate. The school is a member of the G20 Schools group. The school was part of a controversy in 2006 after it emerged from a Times investigation that a cartel on fees was being administered by the Sevenoaks bursar. However, the school has since taken completely corrective action in ensuring that students who paid the fees during the period received a refund.
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