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Support for parents and children

Prayer Group

We are a group of Chevening Parents and St. Botoloph's Church parishioners who meet weekly just after morning drop-off to pray for the school and the school community. All are welcome. 

We currently meet on a Monday morning at 9.00am in the School Library. Please do come and join us; do remember to sign in at the school office.

We are very happy to receive prayer requests from any member of the school community and our prayers include:

  • thanking God for His blessings on the school and the school community
  • praying for those who are sick or struggling in some way
  • praying for the work of the school as it seeks to develop and be the best it can be
  • praying for the staff and upcoming events
  • praying for the children as they learn, play and grow.

Sevenoaks Larder

Sevenoaks Larder was formed by a merger of the Lockdown Larder and Sevenoaks Pantry projects. It is a voluntary food support service to help residents of Sevenoaks who are struggling to pay for their weekly shopping. All those who work for the Larder are volunteers, meaning that donations all go to those who need help.

Their aim is to spread a message of hope and compassion, especially during these difficult times.

Chevening School has supported Sevenoaks Larder through Harvest collections. Residents of Chevening, Chipstead, Dunton Green, Halstead, Kemsing, Otford, Riverhead, Seal, Sevenoaks and Weald can apply directly and confidentially for Sevenoaks help here

On-line Safety

We want our pupils to enjoy good health - in all its forms.
Sometimes, a lot of attention is given to physical health, focusing on maintaining our bodies well by making healthy choices for food and drink, exercising and keeping our bodies active and remembering to rest well, by sleeping. Our minds are equally important and need the same attention in order to maintain and promote good mental health.  As both mental and physical health are interlinked, good choices for one will benefit the other... and bad choices for one can also impact the other.

The on-line world can be an amazing source of help, advice, ideas and opportunity for both physical and mental health. However, it can equally be a negative experience, especially when children are not guided and guarded from inappropriate websites, social platforms, images, films and games. The impact of excessive screen-time, access to inappropriate materials and unkind communication all impact the children's mental health and well-being.

Our pupils learn the principles of staying safe online in lessons, but often find negative communication and experiences outside of school.

We encourage our parents/carers to:

  • model good online conduct and communication
  • to use the weblinks below and information from school, in order to guard and guide their children outside of school hours;

Here are some useful websites for parents and children to use:

  • CEOP
    Child Exploitation & Online Protection: news & articles about internet safety

  • ThinkUknow
    Select the correct age-appropriate resources for protecting children from online sexual abuse

  • ParentZone
    Parenting support for all: adapting to the needs of parents and the digital world

  • Childnet
    Help, advice and resources for parents and carers