Witches Lane, Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2AX
10 reasons to choose Amherst School
Amherst School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in Sevenoaks and one of the 5 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Amherst School is a state junior school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 7 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is the only member of Amherst School (Academy) Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection.
Average class size
Amherst School usually has three classes per year, and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Amherst School ranks in the top 4% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 29% of schools.
The Amherst School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Amherst School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in table tennis.
The Arts at Amherst School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Amherst School
Chevening, St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School (1.4 miles); Sevenoaks Primary School (1.9 miles); St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Sevenoaks (2.1 miles).
Walthamstow Hall (2.3 miles); Radnor House, Sevenoaks (Combe Bank School) (2.3 miles); Sevenoaks School (2.4 miles).
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School (7.3 miles); Newstead Wood School (8.8 miles); Darrick Wood School (9.4 miles).