Named after the Earl of Cranbrook, the building housing Medway and its neighbouring House, Marshall, was purpose-built in 1926. In its position at the end of Lime Avenue it is known as a very friendly and close knit house; our House Ethos is centred around the kindness and the sense of community within Medway. Some of the House traditions are Upper Fifths' Leadership course, regular twinning events, Wonderful Wednesdays and Fun Fridays! Last year the House raised over £2,000 in their Summer fete on the Medway lawn in support of Mary’s Meals.



Mrs Katie Salisbury is Housemistress of Medway. She has previously worked at Benenden as Hm in Elms, covering maternity leave. Before coming to Benenden Katie's family (husband Jon and daughters Delilah and Tabitha) lived at Christ’s Hospital School since 2011, running a Year 7 to 12 boys’ boarding house for eight years. Prior to working at Christ’s Hospital School, she managed a medical illustration department in the NHS. ​

Deputy Housemistress

Mrs Salisbury is supported in House by Miss Katrina Brown who is Deputy Housemistress.


The team of Matrons are Miss Ali Derham, Resident Matron, Mrs Mary Elias, Day Matron and Mrs Zena Bawden is our Evening Matron.