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Benenden Private School

In 2018 - 31% of A Level students achieved A*
Address:  Benenden, Cranbrook TN17 4AA, United Kingdom
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Description Benenden Private School

  • Location: Benenden, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Students age: 11 to 18 years
  • Total number of students: 550 people
  • Educational programs: middle classes (level KS3), GCSE and A-level
  • Residence type: boarding house
  • Type of study: separate (girls only).

The independent private boarding school Benenden School accepts girls from all over the world for studying from 11 to 18 years - the total number of students reaches 550 people. The current campus (its area reaches 100 hectares!) Is located in the county of Kent, in a small picturesque and quiet village of Benenden - up to London can be reached in about an hour and a half, which makes it easier for students to transfer, interesting trips and excursions to the British capital.

Benenden School was intended for girls from the very beginning - it was founded in 1923, and is currently one of two exclusively female full-cycle boarding schools (not week-long, but permanent), the second is Heathfield School. Today Benenden School deservedly is included in the list of top-boarding schools in the UK: here girls are taught to become real ladies, brought up in the spirit of traditional values ​​(the official religion of the school is Anglicanism, but students of all faiths and religions can study here), and also provide high-quality academic studying of basic disciplines. Girls grow and develop as independent, versatile, interesting personalities, develop thinking skills, instill self-confidence and self-sufficiency. There are a lot of well-known and successful personalities among the graduates - we will give just a few examples:

  • Yūki Amami (actress)
  • Princess Anna
  • Ellie Kendrick (actress)
  • Georgina Harland (Olympic Champion)
  • Eliza Manningham-Buller (female director of the secret service MI5)
  • Xanthe Elbrick (actress)
  • Basma bint Talal
  • Imogen Boorman (Actress).

As a result of the last check by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2013, Benenden School received "Excellent" points for all the key aspects of its activities. The well-known and respected reference book The Good Schools Guide uses the following description: "Fine school." Under the "tradition shell" lies a progressive, constantly developing and effective school, working with children. "

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Benenden Private School

Program name
from 13 124 £ / term

Under the program, which allows to get a secondary education and a corresponding certificate, girls study a fairly wide range of subjects and disciplines. Most destinations are compulsory and are visited by all girls without exception, the rest are available in the elective format, but they can also be exam subjects:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Business
  • Religious Studies
  • French
  • Fabrics: the art of modeling, sewing and cutting
  • Natural sciences (physics + chemistry + biology)
  • Food production technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Music
  • History
  • Travel and tourism
  • Design
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Informatics and communication technologies
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills
  • Psychology
  • German.
from 13 124 £ / term

This program is designed for 2 years and aims at maximizing the effective and comprehensive preparation of students to enter the chosen institute for priority faculties and specialties. All subjects are chosen for the curriculum independently: in the first year 4-5 disciplines are studied, in the second year there are only 3-4, which are given up in examinations. A-level certificate with quite high scores gives an opportunity to enroll in the chosen university without passing the entrance exams, therefore, it is necessary to be very attentive to the choice of priority disciplines. Items can be selected from the following extensive list:

  • English
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • English literature
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Economy
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Food production technologies
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills
  • The photo
  • Fabrics: cut art and modeling
  • Informatics and communication technologies
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Sport and physical education
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Theatrical studies.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are 10 comfortable, cozy and fairly spacious houses for children in full board on the campus of Benenden School, fully equipped with everything you need. Children are distributed according to their residences according to the age principle (they live with their peers), are constantly under the supervision of qualified educators who live with them literally in the neighboring bedrooms.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, Art technology, biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, design, drama, English, Foundations of world religions, French, geography, german language, history, Information Technology, maths, modern languages, music, musical art, physical Culture, Physical culture and sports sciences, politics, psychology, Religious studies, theater, Theatrical art
Events list: Athletics, ballet, hockey, Horseback Riding, karate, netball, rugby, Squash, tennis

Events Benenden Private School

Traditionally for British schools Benenden School very carefully approaches to the organization of out-of-class employment of girls. Here excellent condition sare provided for the implementation of a wide variety of talents and abilities - each student can find a job for himself.

For example, among the popular  sports and outdoor activities are the following:

  • Track and field athletics
  • Riding
  • Football
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Ballet
  • Yoga
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Hockey.

In addition, there are many sections and clubs on art and creativity: you can master different types of painting or cooking, drama, to engage in music, singing or playing musical instruments. There is a circle of modeling, history, oratory, photographs - and this is not a complete list! The school administration is always supportive of the initiatives of the students: if the girls want to organize a new community, they are provided with all the necessary resources, facilities and equipment for this.


  • In 2018, according to the A-level program: 31% of students received the A * mark.

Equipment Benenden Private School

The campus has everything you need for effective and comfortable learning, playing sports and creativity, living and active recreation. Girls are engaged in perfectly equipped, bright and spacious classrooms, a special Research Center has been prepared (which is on the list of the best among all British schools!). There are separate studios for art and music lessons, dance halls, tennis courts and a spacious pool, there are many grounds and fields for team sports on site, even your own theater!

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying is not included and is paid separately:

  • Educational deposit
  • Additional mugs, sections and clubs, additional recreational activities and excursions (optional)
  • Additional supportive academic studies (optional)
  • School lunches
  • Guardianship (agency registration fee + guardian services)
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Round trip airfares
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Courier delivery of documents and visa invitation
  • Medical insurance.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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