Centenary Vision

Launched in 2015 by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, the Benenden School Centenary Vision is our development plan for enhancing the School in advance of our centenary year in 2023.

Underpinning the exciting curriculum and co-curricular developments at Benenden, which include the introduction of the Benenden Diploma, the Professional Skills Programme and a vast expansion of our outdoor education and partnership programmes, a series of capital projects are being undertaken.

The first phase of these – the construction of an All-Weather Pitch and Pavilion and eight Staff Houses – has been delivered.

All-Weather Pitch
The All-Weather Pitch and Pavilion was opened in September 2016

The second phase, The Heart of Benenden campaign, is the flagship investment of the Centenary Vision and will enable us to create a spectacular new School Hall and state-of-the-art Music School. In advance of this project, we have redeveloped the area of the School known as the West Wing and are on schedule to begin construction work on the new School Hall and Music School in early 2019.

Auditorium
An artist's impression of the new School Hall, laid out for an event

As part of the Centenary Vision, it is also our wish to enable more talented local girls to access the education we offer through our Bursary Programme and for the School to build an endowment to support our aims years into the future.