We are pleased to welcome a limited number of day boarders to Benenden each year. Day boarders are able to join us in the Fourth (Year 7), Lower Fifth (Year 9) and Six One (Year 12).
Further details are contained on the following pages and if you have any questions, our Admissions team would be delighted to help you.
What is Day Boarding?
Our day boarders play a full part in every area of school life: leaving at the end of the day will not prevent your daughter from benefiting from the Benenden experience!
Day boarders are fully immersed in the academic, co-curricular and personal and professional elements of our Complete Education. We have carefully planned their role in the boarding side of school life: being affiliated to a boarding house means they will benefit from the pastoral care and close friendships that are hallmarks of the boarding programme.
A day boarder is a member of a House in the same way as a boarder. The House, run by a highly experienced team of staff led by the Housemistress/ Housemaster, acts as a day girl’s home away from home while she is at Benenden. Although she does not have a bedroom in the House, she has her own study space and shares social spaces with her boarding friends. The House is also her base during the day, so if she has a private study period, she can return to House to work or to socialise at lunchtime or after lessons.
Benenden only has a small number of day boarders joining each year – in the Fourth (Year 7), Lower Fifth (Year 9) and Six One (Year 12) – so we can ensure she enjoys the personalised care and attention across all areas of school life for which Benenden is so renowned.
Your daughter will be one of a handful of girls joining a House, which means the teachers, boarding staff and her new friends quickly get to know her very well. Being fully integrated into the House system will enable her to forge friendships with pupils across the House, not just her own year group.