Benenden Seniors

A school isn't just the building we inhabited but largely the friends and teachers we had.

Benenden Seniors are the former pupils of Benenden School.

Benenden maintains a warm relationship with Seniors through the Benenden School Seniors' Association (BSSA). The main objective of the BSSA is to enable Seniors to stay in contact with each other and to associate themselves actively in support of the School. To this end, a number of social functions take place each year around the country as well as Seniors' Day itself, which is held at the School in May.

We send out a monthly e-newsletter during term-time. Each Senior receives annually, in spring, a copy of the Seniors' magazine 'The Senior'. The magazine gives news of the School and of other Seniors plus details of any Seniors' Events. We encourage contact between Seniors and current pupils through seminars and lectures.

Seniors are welcome to contact the Seniors’ Officers at the School. A network of Seniors Co-ordinators exist all over the UK and overseas.

To contact the Seniors' Officers at Benenden School by e-mail, please click here.

For further details please contact:

Karen Barradell and Melanie Sullivan
Seniors' Officer
Benenden School
Kent TN17 4AA
Telephone: 01580 240484
Fax: 01580 240280


Link to the online Seniors’ database – Seniors Reconnected

The Benenden Society

The Benenden Society is for the parents of Seniors, and is a wonderful way for them to keep in touch and to continue to enjoy the wonderful social and cultural events that we have been fortunate enough to experience during our time at Benenden.

What does the Society do?  We organise a regular programme of lunches, drinks parties, cultural events and even overseas trips.  The Society runs in a similar way to the Parents' Events Committee and on occasions will arrange joint events.

Who can join? The Society was launched in 2009 and is open to anyone who has had a daughter at Benenden, has been a member of Staff, a Trustee, a Member of Council at Benenden or who was formerly a Friend of Benenden, you will be very welcome.

How do I join?   Parents who have a daughter who left in 2009 or later will automatically become a member of the Benenden Society.   If you prefer to opt out, or if you have any queries at all about the Benenden Society, please do get in touch with our Benenden Society co-ordinator, Fiona Parkhouse on

My daughter left before 2009, how do I join? If you wish to register your name as a member of the Society, please email our Benenden Society co-ordinator, Fiona Parkhouse on


Will there be a charge for events? We will not make a profit from any of the Benenden Society events. We use this web page and email to stay in touch, thereby avoiding postal charges. However, society members may be invited to Benenden School Trust fundraising events. Should that be the case it will be made clear in the promotional material.


We look forward to welcoming you at the next Benenden Society event and to the continuation of our many friendships.

A school isn't just the building we inhabited but largely the friends and teachers we had.

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