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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 havi...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7£10,883
    Year 8£10,883
    Year 9£10,883
    Year 10£10,883
    Year 11£10,883
    Year 12£10,883
    Year 13£10,883
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7£14,501
    Year 8£14,501
    Year 9£14,501
    Year 10£14,501
    Year 11£14,501
    Year 12£14,501
    Year 13£14,501




    Bursaries
    Benenden offers five forms of financial support at different points of entry:

    –      The 11+ Fourths Award programme, which offers up to 110 per cent fee remission to girls entering Year 7 who are currently attending one of a list of local primary schools, located within a 7.5-mile radius of Benenden. The full list can be found on its website, linked below.

    –      The 16+ Founder’s Award offers up to 110 per cent fee remission to girls entering the sixth form. In addition to covering fees, school-uniform costs are covered if necessary, as are two extra activities per term.

    –      Continuity of Education Allowance supplements are available to any children already in receipt of CEA and may cover up to 10 per cent of fees. (CEA generally covers 90 per cent of fees for the given school, although it is worth noting that there is no help given for further expenses from the MoD.)

    –      Support of up to 110 per cent of fees is available to daughters of Benenden Seniors on joining the school. Applicants for the Seniors’ Bursary will be assessed in the same way as the general bursary programme.

    –      Benenden general bursaries at 11+, 12+, 13+, 14+ and 16+ are means-tested awards that are open to all UK residents.

    For full details of these, as well as application details and eligibility criteria, please see below:

    benenden.school/admissions/scholarships-and-bursary-awards


    Bursary contact:
    Director of Admissions Giles Smith
    registry@benenden.school
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School Updates

  • Benenden students Face The Chaser in School Showdown

    Last night Benenden students bravely took on one of TV’s chasers from the hit show The Chase, in a quick-fire quiz.
    Benenden students Face The Chaser in School Showdown
  • 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
  • Hundreds Hear from Covid Vaccine Creators

    Hundreds of students, parents and staff from schools across Kent and Sussex joined Benenden School’s panel discussion about the production of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine with scientists who worked on its development.
    Hundreds Hear from Covid Vaccine Creators
  • Historic Moment as Benenden’s First Day Boarders Start

    The first day boarders have started at Benenden School, making history at one of the UK’s leading boarding schools.
    Historic Moment as Benenden’s First Day Boarders Start
  • Benenden students earn strong A-level results

    The Headmistress of Benenden School has congratulated this year’s A Level students for achieving a strong set of results despite two years of disruption.
    Benenden students earn strong A-level results
  • 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

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