Life as a day
Day students are fully immersed in the academic, co-curricular and personal and professional elements of our Complete Education. We have carefully planned their role in the boarding side of school life: being affiliated to a boarding house means they benefit from the pastoral care and close friendships that are hallmarks of the boarding programme.
A day student is a member of a House in the same way as a boarder. The House, run by a highly experienced team of staff led by the Housemistress/ Housemaster, acts as a day student’s home away from home while she is at Benenden. Although she does not have a bedroom in the House, she has her own study space and shares social spaces with her boarding friends. The House is also her base during the day, so if she has a private study period, she can return to House to work or to socialise at lunchtime or after lessons.
Benenden only has a small number of day students joining each year – in the Fourth (Year 7), Lower Fifth (Year 9) and Six One (Year 12) – so we can ensure she enjoys the personalised care and attention across all areas of school life for which Benenden is so renowned.
Your daughter will be one of a handful of girls joining a House, which means the teachers, boarding staff and her new friends quickly get to know her very well. Being fully integrated into the House system will enable her to forge friendships with pupils across the House, not just her own year group.