Isabella joined the school in Year 7 on a full bursary and is now in the Sixth Form, preparing for the IB Diploma. 

‘Sevenoaks is one of the most amazing schools. The support of teachers, the facilities, the experiences and overall atmosphere have shaped my life for the future. I always found myself putting in 100%. I thank the staff for my high IGCSE results, particularly in Technology and Visual communications which taught me product design and marketing - I achieved an A* and was awarded the prize at Founder’s Day. This has made me decide to study a degree in Business and Marketing and my dream would be to work for a charity. I have always been passionate about charity and Sevenoaks has supported that. Since Year 7 I have set up charity events every year in the Pamoja Hall and raised over £5,000.

‘Not only has Sevenoaks shaped my future it has changed my life. It has given me the opportunity to try many new things, to visit parts of the world I would never have imagined seeing and to give something back to the school too. Receiving a bursary is one of the most amazing things that has happened to me and having more economic diversity here allows other students to be more open-minded about their views. It is the biggest opportunity I have been given and I will forever be thankful for this.’

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