Education & Family
by Aspect County

Benenden Looking Forward to New Day Boarders

Benenden School, one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, is looking forward to welcoming day boarders for the first time at the start of the new term.

Benenden will welcome a limited number of day boarders in September

Benenden will welcome a small number of day boarders – a standard industry term for a pupil who attends on a daily basis rather than boarding – in Years 9 and 12.

Benenden Headmistress Samantha Price said: We know from families living locally that there is a strong demand for girls to join us as day boarders and we are delighted to be able to welcome some of these girls to Benenden for the first time.

In many ways this is an historic moment for Benenden – and a very exciting one for the School. We have planned this approach very carefully indeed and are confident that our day boarders will integrate seamlessly into our wonderful, happy boarding community.”

Mrs. Price, who has worked in a wide range of different types of independent schools, added: Benenden has always been a boarding school – and it will continue to be a boarding school, just with a small number of day boarders in addition.

We are confident that our new day boarders will have a positive impact, with even more girls here at weekends making the most of our beautiful 250-acre site and stunning facilities.”

Benenden will be welcoming day boarders into the Sixth Form

The School, opened in 1923, is based in the village of Benenden just outside Cranbrook and educates 550 girls aged 11 to 18.

Day boarders will play a very large part in Benenden life. They will be joining existing boarding houses and, along with their boarding peers, will be attending lessons and sports matches on Saturdays as well as major school events on some weekends. They will also be encouraged to participate in some of the 150 co-curricular activities available outside of lesson times, including in the evenings. 

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