Visiting the School

Benenden greatly values its relationship with parents, from parents' first exploratory contact with the School, throughout their daughter's school career, and often beyond.

This website may tell you much of what Benenden has to offer, but it is no substitute for coming to see for yourself. A personal visit, where you will be able to speak with members of staff and with students, will help you to appreciate the unique character of Benenden. Prospective pupils and parents are warmly encouraged to visit Benenden.

If you are visiting the School please take a look at our Arriving at Benenden page.

Since schools are primarily their staff and students, we ask you to visit us in term time. There are three ways in which you can do this:

An Open Morning

This is a group visit and is a good way to see the School for the first time. The visits are scheduled on Saturday mornings. You will be shown around the School by a student, and the Headmistress will give a talk on her aims and ethos of the School. You will also have the opportunity to meet many other members of staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

11+ and 13+ Open Mornings 

We hold Open Mornings each term just for pupils looking to join the School either in the Fourth Form (11+) or in the Lower Fifth Form (13+). These are also a group visit and work in a similar way as a Prospective Parents' Open Morning. These Open Mornings are usually held on a Thursday. 

An individual family visit 

An individual family visit, perhaps following an initial Open Morning. This visit gives you the opportunity to look at the School again and to meet senior staff who can answer all your specific academic and pastoral questions. 

Contact: Registry, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA Telephone: 01580 240592