Extra Curricular

Aside from Academic endeavours we also play a role in the society in sport, music and drama.

Sport and Fitness

  • Annual Benenden four-day Tennis Tournament (charitable fundraising). Open event for the public - school facilities are provided free of charge.
  • The use of Benenden's facilities, particularly the swimming pool, to local primary school and clubs.
  • Annual Wealden Schools swimming gala.
  • The use of the grounds for cross-county running and other outdoor activities.
  • Provision of Lacrosse outreach teaching to local prep and maintained primary schools, in partnership with the English Lacrosse Association.
  • Training for Kent County team in Lacrosse. Use of facilities, equipment and some coaching free of charge.
  • Hosts for the Kent Lacrosse tournament each year.
  • Annual training for local independent school sports teachers. Thirty senior and prep schools are represented.
  • Annual Schools' PE conference held at Benenden.

Music and Drama

  • The participation of the best local young talent from local schools in the Hemsted Forest Youth Orchestra.
  • Recent local primary schools' participation in our productions of Noye's Fludde, the children's opera.
  • Teaching Group Acting to Year Six pupils in preparation for Trinity Guildhall examinations.
  • All concerts held in and outside the School are open to the public, as highlighted in the cultural programme.
  • Benenden School Music Department plays an active part in the music at the parish church in the village - concerts, liturgical music, organist duties.
  • Annual Kent Music Summer School held at Benenden (Summer Let).