Weekend Programme

A boarding school needs an active and attractive Weekend Programme and here at Benenden there's always something exciting happening. The Weekend Programme is an unrivalled array of socials, outings, creative, physical and cultural activities - and great fun!


Students playing inflatable twister

The School ethos of allowing girls to develop their interests and abilities in every possible way is underlined in the rich variety of activities on offer. Girls are able to try new activities, visit fascinating places they otherwise may not see, expand their skillset by earning professional qualifications and widen their cultural and social horizons, all while having a great time with their friends.

A series of activities are undertaken with boys' schools, including the very popular socials, dinners and discos. Taking part in the Weekend Programme is all included in the School fee, as is all travel to and from the venues.

The Weekend Programme is so brilliant. My friends at other schools don’t have anything like it.

Upper Fourth Pupil

Here is just a selection of activities that Benenden girls get up to at weekends, and the following gallery with give you a further glimpse at some of the activities.

  • Canoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Theatre Trips
  • Jewellery Making
  • Windsurfing
  • Socials with Boys' Schools
  • Overnight Camps
  • Archery
  • Discos
  • Shopping
  • Visits from a Farm
  • Movie Makeup Sessions
  • Rock Climbing
  • ​​​​​Chocolate Fountain Parties
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Volleyball
  • Tate Modern Trip
  • Bond-theme Dinner
  • Cookery
  • Cinema Trips
  • Ice Skating
  • Card Making
  • Dry Skiing
  • Museum Visits
  • Circus Skills Workshop
  • Abseiling
  • T-Shirt Painting
  • and many more...


Student on zipwire

Download and resources
Student in a zorb
Students in sumo costumes
Students Camping
Students gokarting
Students paintballing
Students at a christmas fair
Students eating food
Students doing crafts
Student rockclimbing
Students doing archery