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Key strengths at the heart of Seven Oaks education

Extensive research shows that happiness and success as an adult are determined by the character strengths we do or don't develop during childhood. We put seven key strengths at the heart of our Brilliant Curriculum and our outstanding academic results are the natural consequence of development of those areas. When our students move on to high school, the self-esteem and inner strength they have developed at Seven Oaks give them a powerful advantage that carries over into adulthood, positively impacting their personal relationships and professional careers.

Holistic awareness of ‘who I am’ – physically, emotionally, intellectually and intuitively – to develop and use all the innate abilities we were born with. This is the overarching goal of our Brilliant Curriculum.

Emotional intelligence

Now widely recognised as the most important factor in personal and professional success in adult life, emotional intelligence (EQ) development is at the core of Building Brilliance


The ability to cope positively with adverse events is a key life skill. The factors that build strong resiliency are designed into Seven Oaks’ Empowering Environment.

Ecological intelligence

A deep connection with, and understanding of, the natural world and the systems we need to sustain life on Earth is the focus of our Eco-Literacy programme.


"Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." This thinking, outlined here by Albert Einstein, is strongly fostered through our Full Engagement Learning.


While competition divides and limits us, co-operation and collaboration utilises the unique contributions of many to achieve outstanding results. This is the key principle of our Socio-Literacy curriculum.


The ability to respond positively to situations and make decisions that benefit oneself, others and the environment is developed through our Empowering Environment.

"My daughter often reminds us that sending her to Seven Oaks was one of the best decisions we have ever made and I wholeheartedly agree with her."

Diane, parent and board member

“Free to fly with ideas”

It felt right. I haven't been disappointed. My son is happy, wants to go to school, is excited about learning...

Nicola, parent

“Learning through doing”

The single biggest stand-out feature of the school is the massive hearts, love and nurturing, hugs and support that the...

Ange, parent

“We love Seven Oaks”

In only 3 months she has just blossomed from an anxious, unsettled child who hated school, to a bubbly, enthusiastic...

Kezia, parent

“Amazing parent community”

By simply placing her in the right environment, it has highlighted just how much she was suffering at her old...

Mark, parent

“Believe in yourself”

Our daughter has started to believe in herself again, feeling she is listened to and respected

Eleanor, parent