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In 1991 Seamus Heaney’s play, The Cure at Troy was first performed. “History says, Don’t hopeOn this side of the grave,But then, once in a lifetimeThe longed-for tidal waveOf justice can rise upAnd hope and history rhyme.” These lines from that play resonate strongly with anyone who has studied the history of the conflict in […]

Bennett’s Open Evenings give pupils in year 6 and their parents the chance to find out more about this exceptionally high performing school. Our Open Evenings for Year 7 entry in 2021 will be on: Tuesday 22 September Thursday 24 September Wednesday 30 September Entry will be by ticket only.  Open Evening Briefing 2020 School […]

Sandwich ordering online for WB 28th September: All sandwiches come with the following: Sandwich ordering is per week and costs £2.40 per lunch. You cannot amend your order after placing it. You can book sandwiches by going here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cyDH_t8S20WkbKECiQKBH-O39xo-i9pGtyFSBtc_Eo1UQUVBUEhQMUpOQ0JYTzA1MTk5Q09IT0lHQS4u   Hot food ordering online: Hot food lunch menu Hot food ordering is per week and costs […]

The achievement of students at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School this year follows the well-established track record for success that this outstanding Church of England school has sustained over many years. Indeed, this cohort of year 11 students have done something extraordinary in that they have achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results in the face […]

The development of character and resilience are outcomes which typify a Bennett education. Sixth form students at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School have shown this more than ever this year to finish their Sixth Form courses and achieve an impressive set of A levels in the face of the disruption caused by Covid-19. Bennett students, faced […]

Preparations for September Plans are now being put in place for the school to be open for all students from the beginning of term for September. A letter about these arrangements which has been sent to parents can be found here: Bennett letter for Sept opening. The government has set up a special hotline for […]

Bennett Memorial School is delighted to announce that we have been reaccredited as a ‘World Class School’. In 2017, Bennett joined just 60 other schools in the country in achieving this prestigious status, and we are now one of just ten schools this year to have received the award for a second time.  Only schools […]

Growing up in the 1970s there was not the wide range of children’s literature which fills shelves today. Independent reading started with things like Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and moved on to books like JRR Tolkein’s ‘The Hobbit’. Now I appreciate that Tolkein’s fantasy world of Middle Earth is like Marmite for most people, […]

Ofqual have now announced in detail the approach that the examination boards should take to determine GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer. Students, parents and teachers can read the announcement here There are links from the announcement to guidance for both schools and for students and their parents. As you would expect, we will […]

So much has changed since the Friday before the general closure of schools that it seems like an age away already, rather than just seven days. It was with great sadness, of course, that we had to announce that closure at Bennett and say some very premature farewells (in person at least) to our year […]