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Benenden School
Benenden School
Benenden School
Benenden School
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Benenden School Cranbrook, Kent Visit
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Benenden School
Cranbrook
550 pupils, ages 11-18
Girls only
Boarding

Benenden School

Why do we love Benenden so much? Because it does exactly what it says on the tin: traditional, all-girls full boarding brought bang up to date. For the academically competent all-rounder who is happy to live in a lovely rural bubble, this is a reassuringly solid choice – and a school that’s firing on all cylinders. Set on a humongous campus on the edge of a sleepy Kent village, the school is in a Victorian mansion with a suitably splendiferous approach through open parkland. The main house is a stunner, the massive entrance hall having more than an air of Hogwarts with its wood pa...
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  • Academic results

  • Subjects offered

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7£11,860
    Year 8 £11,860
    Year 9 £11,860
    Year 10£11,860
    Year 11£11,860
    Year 12£11,860
    Year 13£11,860
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7£15,800
    Year 8 £15,800
    Year 9 £15,800
    Year 10 £15,800
    Year 11£15,800
    Year 12£15,800
    Year 13£15,800




    Bursaries
    Benenden is proud to offer bursary support, and candidates no longer require the award of a scholarship in order to qualify. There are four main types of bursary available: the 11+ Fourths Award programme, which offers one or more places to a girl attending a local primary school (with fee remission of up to 100 per cent); the 16+ Founders Award, offering one or more places to a pupil in the sixth form (with fee remission of up to 100 per cent, plus extras); the Continuity of Education Allowance supplement-bursary award, open to children of service or diplomatic parents; and a general bursary-award programme, subject to means-testing at 11+, 12+, 13+, 14+ and 16+. 

    In January 2022, Benenden launched its Be the Change campaign, which seeks to triple the number of bursary recipients at the school by its centenary year in 2023-24. The aim is to have 24 bursary-funded students (with up to 100 per cent of school fees covered, as well as an allowance for extras, subject to means-testing) in the school at any given time. 

    Bursary contact:
    Director of Admissions Giles Smith
    registry@benenden.school
  • SEND

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School Updates

  • Benenden School Perform Historic First at the London Coliseum

    Benenden School made history twice yesterday – not only being the first school to ever perform at the London Coliseum, but also putting on the first ever production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the iconic Coliseum stage.
    Benenden School Perform Historic First at the London Coliseum
  • Benenden School Announces its Next Head

    Benenden School Announces its Next Head
  • Twins achieve identical grades in their GCSEs!

    Twins at Benenden School are celebrating achieving exactly the same set of GCSE grades - in exactly the same subjects.
    Twins achieve identical grades in their GCSEs!
  • See Benenden School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

    See Benenden School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.
  • Be the Change Campaign Launched in Presence of HRH The Princess Royal

    Benenden was proud to launch its ambitious bursary and partnerships campaign, Be the Change, at a reception in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal in London
    Be the Change Campaign Launched in Presence of HRH The Princess Royal
  • Talk Education's Senior Boarding Focus: Benenden

    Talk Education's Senior Boarding Focus: Benenden
  • Hear a pupil talk about their experience of Benenden

    Hear a pupil talk about their experience of Benenden
  • Schoolgirls discover wartime artefacts in boarding house exploration

    Pupils at the historic Benenden School explored a cupboard in their 19th century building – and discovered an array of artefacts dating back to the war.
    Schoolgirls discover wartime artefacts in boarding house exploration
  • Entrepreneur’s New Award Aims to Inspire Girls into Startups

    A renowned female entrepreneur is launching a pioneering new nationwide enterprise award for girls at her former school, Benenden.
    Entrepreneur’s New Award Aims to Inspire Girls into Startups
  • WATCH: Sixth form life at Benenden

    WATCH: Sixth form life at Benenden
  • WATCH: Life as a Fourth at Benenden

    WATCH: Life as a Fourth at Benenden
  • WATCH: Benenden - A Complete Education explained

    WATCH: Benenden - A Complete Education explained

Essentials

Address
Cranbrook, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA

Contact
registry@benenden.school
01580 240592

Website
benenden.school

ISI Report

Fees

Term Dates

Bursaries


Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days Register for open Day

Sixth Form Open Evening
12 September 2024
Open Morning
12 October 2024
Open Morning
09 November 2024
Open Morning
26 November 2024


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