Bennett Memorial and King Charles’ Association

The Bennett Memorial and King Charles’ Association, BMKCA, is an amalgam of the Bennett Association with King Charles the Martyr; a local boys’ secondary school that no longer exists in Tunbridge Wells. We wanted to enable the old boys of King Charles to have a partner school in order that they could continue to meet and use their Association for the common good. They have been very generous benefactors of events and prizes locally and have sponsored some of our academic prizes given at the end of the year as well as donating the Founder’s Day tree this year. Whilst they have few remaining members, they make up for it in their experience and altruism.

The Association at Bennett had previously been a fusion of Bennett alumni interested in the life of the school and a small, but committed, core of PTA members. Now that we have merged into our new Association we have sought to bring all these aspects and elements under one roof and into a coherent form. Combined together we have a threefold mission: For friendship. For service. For opportunity. As an Association it will serve to function as an alumni group, a PTA and an outpost of opportunity for Bennett students.

If you would like to be involved further in the life and work of BMKCA, then please email [email protected] to register your interest.

There are three streams that coincide with our three aims and you can express interest in one or more of these:

  1. For friendship: I would like to be kept up to date with things at Bennett via its Facebook page and notified of events where friends of Bennett can attend.
  2. For service: I would like to help with refreshments, serve on committee, arrange events and fundraising or other aspects of service at Bennett.
  3. For opportunity: I would like to help Bennett in providing an opportunity such as coming in to speak about an area of expertise or assist with giving students interviews or any other area of benefit.