As a School we get regular coverage in the local and national media for our academic, sporting and extra-curricular activities. See some of it below:
February 2017: Benenden announces 'Phone Fast'
The School announced a phone fast in the Spring Term which would see mobile phones and social media not available for pupils for three days to help them reduce their reliance on digital technology.
November 2016: Countess of Wessex opens Benenden Community Shop
HRH Countess of Wessex visited Benenden to open the Community Shop - the premises of which the School own.
September 2016: Apprentice Star launches new Professional Skills Programme
Dr Margaret Mountford, one of Lord Sugar's original advisers on The Apprentice, visited the School in September to launch the new Professional Skills Programme. As well as launching the programme and offering the girls careers advice her views on tattoos also made the headlines!
September 2016: New All-Weather Sports Pitch and Pavilion opened
TV personality Davina McCall opened the stunning new All-Weather Sports Pitch and Pavilion on 10 September. The same day eight units of new staff housing were opened on site. These were the first two projects of the School's Centenary Vision development programme.
August 2016: Benenden perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
In August a group of 13 students took their performance of Frogs - a modern musical version of Aristophanes's ancient Greek comedy - to the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was the first time the School had ever been represented at the Fringe, which is the largest arts festival in the world.
July 2016: Benenden School edition of Monopoly is launched
In July a unique Benenden School edition of Monopoly was launched thanks to the efforts of two students.
June 2016: School releases first ever commercial CD
June saw the School release of the School's first ever commercial CD - an 80-minute long interpretation of Stabat Mater - a 13th century text which portrays Mary’s suffering following Christ’s crucifixion.
May 2016: The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration
The School appeared in the official commemorative publication for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration which took place at Windsor Castle in May.
Below see long-serving former English teacher Pam Richards being interviewed by the BBC about meeting The Queen when she visited Benenden:
April 2016: The Benenden Arts Festival
In April a weekend of music, drama, dance and more included Masterchef's Marcus Wareing judging the Great Benenden Bake Off!