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Students at Bennett, an outstanding Church of England school, have again achieved exceptional results in the context of the tough reformed GCSEs, now graded 9-1. At Bennett this year 81% of students achieved 5 or more grades 9-4 and above including English and maths (where grade 4 is equivalent to the old grade C). Exceptional […]

Sixth form students at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School are again celebrating along with their teachers their magnificent A level results, with many students achieving outstanding grades and going on to some of the most sought after university courses.   In the large and inclusive sixth form of this outstanding Church of England school, 153 students […]

Last Wednesday we welcomed the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells to present certificates at our Bennett Duke of Edinburgh’s Award celebration evening. It was a splendid event, supported by both parents and indeed the fantastic volunteers who help our students achieve the awards and on whom our programme absolutely relies. As I said at the event, […]

The Right Honourable Greg Clarke MP, responding to an invitation from students, visited Bennett Memorial School today in order to spend time taking questions from Bennett Sixth Form students about environmental priorities. The students questioned the Secretary of State for Business both about the part business plays in contributing to environmental degradation and how working […]

Huge thanks to students and parents for their attendance last night at the information evening and for their patience with us in accommodating such numbers! If you want to recap the information or if you missed it, then please find the presentation here. KS4 Curriculum Briefing 2019

The 1960s Broadway musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ opens with the dairyman Tevye singing ‘Tradition’, lamenting the threats to his domestic patriarchal control and the cultural values that he holds dear. The musical charts the disintegration of Tevye’s world with his daughters defying his attempts to control them and Tevye himself forced to leave his […]

Students at Bennett Memorial School commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day in the week leading up to January 27th. A group of Sixth Form students presented a series of assemblies to the school community. They introduced the subject of the Holocaust using a Holocaust Memorial object that one student had made when he was in year 8. […]

We join the play far from the Mediterranean sun in front of a rigid torii, a traditional Shinto temple arch, and a metaphor perhaps for the stiff formal society which, in Bennett’s Much Ado about Nothing, helps account for the seeming death of Hero. This is a performance rich in emotion; from Beatrice’s sparkling wit, […]

The publication of the national school performance tables https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136603/bennett-memorial-diocesan-school provides us as a school with an annual update of how well we are doing in the public eye. This year’s public measures of school performance show that Bennett is continuing to develop very strongly indeed and is amongst the very highest performing schools both locally […]

In accordance with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Code, we are currently consulting with parents, the Local Authority and other interested parties regarding proposed changes to Bennett Memorial Diocesan School Admission Arrangements for entry to the school in September 2020. The proposed changes are: the removal of the A2 category which reserves 5 pastoral […]