The Good Schools Guide
called the school "Everyone's idea of a traditional, up-market, girls'
boarding school though not remotely hidebound by tradition; cutting-edge
and unconventional in multiple ways, in a stunning setting and
underpinned with common sense." The school occupies a Victorian mansion, set in 250 acres (1.0 km2)
of pastoral grounds in the Weald of Kent. Living, learning, sporting
and leisure facilities are clustered around the original 19th century
mansion, which adds to Benenden's sense of close community. There have
been, and continue to be, many improvements to the site. There is a
Sports Centre (known as "SPLASH"), a humanities building ("Leelands"), a
Design Technology centre, Study Centre ("SCN") and a Theatre and drama
teaching complex (finished Summer 2007)at the cost of £2.3 million. The
Study Centre consists of the Eugenia Leung library and new-age
classrooms featuring interactive whiteboard
technology and an IT cluster known as "break-out". The School's most
recent enhancement has been the construction of a new Science Centre,
once of the most advanced centres of scientific learning available in
the independent sector. The centre was opened by HRH The Princess Royal
on 10 October 2012.
Benenden is the host of an annual Model United Nations conference each
December, attracting over 250 delegates each year. Benenden participates
in a large programme of conference hosted by other UK schools and
attends international conferences in Washington DC, Paris and The Hague. The 75th anniversary of the School was celebrated in 1998-1999 with a
service at St Paul's Cathedral, a programme of special events for
Seniors at Benenden, St James's Palace and other London venues. The book
Benenden: A Great Company by David Souden was published. The School play, written for the occasion, A Great Company was performed at Haymarket.
Normal entry is through Common Entrance at 13 plus but there is also a small 16 plus competitive entry into the sixth form. Occasionally a fifth form place may become competitive and entry to this is also competitive.
Normal entry is in September at 11+, 12+ or 13+, as a result of the
Common Entrance Examination or through Benenden's own entrance examinations. In
addition, there is also a small 16+ competitive entry into the Sixth Form.
Occasionally a Fifth Form place may become available and entry to this is also
competitive. - See more at: http://www.benenden.kent.sch.uk/2372/admissions/entry-and-assessments#sthash.fzGu0IXW.dpuf
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