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Weekly Read week 22 Oliver Twist

Congratulations to  the Bennett  public speaking team made up of Joseph Sparke, Tom Smith and Isaac Strand for their excellent performance at the English Speaking Union Churchill Public Speaking Competition last night. The Tunbridge Wells branch round of the UK’s largest public speaking competition for secondary school students took place at Tonbridge School on Tuesday […]

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”, so wrote Simone Weil the French mystic and philosopher in a text called ‘Gravity and Grace’, compiled after her death in 1943. In the text she argues that attention is superior to human will in terms of transforming or developing the self. I was only recently […]

Here is the next piece of reading for half-term.  Have a good break! Weekly Read week 21 Grid girls

Mrs King really wants you to read this novel; it’s one of her favourites.  Enjoy! Weekly Read week 20 The Miniaturist

Bennett are proud to announce the first of the completions of this year’s Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants. With seven of our year 13 students finishing the award before the end of 2017 and a further three so far this year we have recorded our earliest completions of the award. The Gold Award cannot […]

Weekly Read week 19 The Snowflake Generation Weekly Read Week 18 The Street That Got Mislaid Weekly Read week 17 New Year’s Resolutions

Students, parents and staff at Bennett Memorial School are delighted to welcome the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Sport and Civil Society, Tracey Crouch, MP, to open our brand new, state-of-the-art all weather playing surface. The full size 3G pitch, which commands a superb position in the grounds of Bennett Memorial, provides a spectacular setting for […]

Epiphany: learning to see what we are shown Blog post by Ian Bauckham, CEO of the Tenax Schools Trust Once again Christmas has happened and a new year has started.  But Christmas is not quite over yet.  The famous song about a partridge inexplicably sitting in a pear tree reminds us, importantly, that Christmas traditionally […]

A glance at the Bennett website suggests that this is a very successful year for Bennett as a school and more widely for the Tenax  Schools Trust. There is certainly a lot to celebrate, whether that be outstanding GCSE and A level results in 2017, the richly deserved public honour of a CBE conferred on […]