Celebrating 100 Years of   A Complete Education

Throughout the 2023/24 academic year Benenden is celebrating 100 years at the forefront of British education, bolstering a specially revitalised Centenary Curriculum with a plethora of events and activities to signal the start of the School’s second century.

Here are some of the ways our community has signalled the School’s 100th year of excellence so far.

A Centenary  Poem

The Centenary
Launch Event

Benenden kicked off its centenary celebrations with a spectacular event, combining the traditional Two Generation Sports competition with music, poetry, art, fantastic food and fireworks.
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Inspiring Future
Female Leaders

The Inspiring Future Female Leaders conference was among Benenden’s most ambitious events ever – bringing together students from more than 60 schools across the UK with hundreds more joining remotely worldwide.

With a line-up of truly exceptional female trailblazers, the historic conference featured a stirring closing speech by Benenden Senior and patron of the Benenden Society
HRH The Princess Royal.


Joseph at the 
London Coliseum

The whole of the Benenden School community visited London’s biggest West End theatre for an historic Centenary performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Centenary Exhibition 
Celebrating Community

A new exhibition has gone on display which showcases a century-long relationship between the village of Benenden and Benenden School.

Centenary Service
at Canterbury Cathedral

HRH The Princess Royal joined students, staff, parents, alumnae and guests for a special service at Canterbury Cathedral to mark the Centenary.