Other Community Work

We are active in the local community in many other ways. Below are further examples of the wide ranging partnership work that takes place:

  • Strong links with Benenden Primary School. They have regular use of our swimming pool, use of our Eco Classroom for pond dipping and we provided lunch for their pupils.
  • Regular hosts to the Benenden village Merry and Bright club, including Christmas lunch,
  • Annual tea party and concert held for East Sussex Association for the Disabled.
  • Sixth Form girls working in the Village Shop.
  • All events within the Benenden cultural programme are open to members of the local community - art, drama, music events and the Sixth Form lecture programme. Many local people attend lectures and international students from the Pestalozzi village are frequent visitors.
  • Provision of school lunches for 90 local primary school pupils.
  • Benenden School Trust provision of one fully-funded place (up to 100% bursary and support, subject to means-testing) to a local primary school pupil.
  • Link set up with The Grange Care Home in Benenden in which girls visit the home’s residents.
  • Many staff are governors to a variety of local state and independent schools, devoting time to helping with school development.
  • Host Austrian Summer School each year (Summer Let).
  • National Service and Engineering Week practical teaching and field activities with local primary schools to support their National Curriculum teaching.
  • Creation of partnership links with the Caldecott Foundation, Ashford, to exchange best practice with teaching staff and support curriculum areas.