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Headteacher's Welcome

A friendly welcome to Benedict House

Many schools are committed to the ideal of personal happiness and the full development of individual potential, but few achieve this as obviously as at Benedict House. The values of our School community and the constant focus on the individual in our provision are central to everything we do. These provide pupils with a strong feeling of structure and security, and this enables them to work effectively as we develop them as leading citizens of the future.

Small class sizes and a warm, family-style atmosphere for us set the right scene in which to learn best. By the time they leave us at the age of 11, it is our responsibility to have equipped the children during their most formative years with the essentials of character to thrive in an increasingly competitive world. We put firmly in place the qualities which will make them clear thinking, hardworking, innovative and kindly citizens, who will go on to influence many people in the coming years.

We have high expectations of ourselves and of our children, both inside and out of the classroom, and we have a long history of successful preparation of children for the next stage of their education, be that for the Kent Grammars, or other schools, independent or maintained. None of this should come at the expense of childhood and what Benedict House does so successfully is find that balance between delivering in terms of education, and yet doing so kindly. The School is very proud of its articulate and confident pupils who move on able to work things out for themselves, so crucial in an increasingly challenging world.

A school is all about its people and we look forward to welcoming you warmly, whatever your reason for visiting us.

Malcolm Gough