Beeches is the original Founders House, built for Six Twos, in 1983. 

Beeches Team


Alfred Nicol is the Housemaster of the newly refurbished Beeches. He joined Benenden in 2008 as Head of Religious Studies and is now jointly responsible for the timetable and governor of The John Wallis Academy. His wife Mellony, a law graduate, Assistant in the Library and teacher of Law Extension, along with their daughter Roseanne, work together in Beeches to build a caring and productive community for all the girls as they complete their A Levels and prepare for university. Mr and Mrs Nicol both come from Kent and studied in Canterbury and Cardiff respectively.

House Team

The Deputy Housemistress is Dr Ann Befroy, Head of Modern Languages. Our wise and wonderful Day Matron, whom we share with Elms, is Mrs Carol Battson, and the Resident Matron is Miss Katrina Brown. We are also blessed with a superb domestic team.