Founded in 1923, Benenden was established to be a ‘happy school with personal integrity and service to others always in mind, where everybody would be given the chance to follow her own interests’. Nestled in the Kent countryside, surrounded by 240 acres of beautiful parkland, manicured gardens, sports fields and a 400 year old forest Benenden seems to offer everything typical of a traditional, upmarket all-girls’ boarding school. Ninety years on, the school remains committed to these original ambitions, however behind this conventional veneer is a school that is in many respects much more progressive, dynamic and cutting-edge than its competitors.
Outstanding subjects at the school include English literature, art and history, although results are good for subjects across the board.
Gatwick is an hour away by car and Heathrow a little further. Due to the school’s rural location rail links to London and the airports are not fantastic but are manageable.