Oaks boarding House was built, alongside Limes House, in 1993 as part of the Founders complex. The two Houses are separated by a large function room named after a previous Headmistress, Betty Clarke. The Clarke Room is host to a variety of co-curricular activities, including a widely-supported lecture programme.

Oaks House Team


Mrs Jess Granatt joined Benenden's English Department in 2013. She enjoys reading, rock climbing and spending time with Portuguese Waterdog, Clemmie, and her husband, Almaas Yusuf, an outdoor instructor who is Gold Duke of Edinburgh and Outdoor Education Leader at Benenden.

House Team

The role of Deputy Housemaster is shared between Mr Simon Cullen and Mr Andrew Schagen. Mr Cullen is Head of History and Mr Schagen is Head of English.

We are superbly supported by the Matrons, and our valued domestic team. The Day Matron is Mrs Kathryn Farmer, our Resident Matron is Mrs Jean Calcabrina and our Sunday Evening Matron is Miss Beverly Mortley.