What is the accommodation like?
Benenden School is in a 240-acre beautiful parkland site in the heart of the Kent countryside and the school facilities are exceptional. Accommodation is mainly in small three or four bed rooms and the catering is of the standard you would expect from this prestigious school. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each full day as well as refreshments at the morning, afternoon and evening break times. Leisure facilities include a supervised heated indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a varied range of indoor and outdoor supervised games and sports activities such as rounders, cricket and frisbee. There is also a shop on site.
Are auditions required?
No auditions are necessary. Placement will be made after careful consideration of the standard and experience of the student as indicated on the booking form together with the need to ensure instrumental and vocal balance.
Who are the staff?
The conductors and tutors are highly experienced teachers and / or professional players. A qualified child safeguarding officer, nurse / matron, lifeguards and a team of experienced pastoral staff is present throughout. All of our staff who work with children and young people have a current enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service and we run a programme of regular child protection training for our teachers.
Is financial assistance available?
We have a Financial Assistance (bursary) scheme for those who need additional support to attend Kent Music activities, including lessons, groups, courses and Summer School. The fund covers 75% of the activity costs and is renewed annually. Please visit our Financial Assistance page to see if you are eligible. Please note that an application for Financial Assistance should be submitted at the same time you apply for your chosen Summer School course.
Cancellations and Refunds
Please visit our Terms and Conditions page for details of booking and cancellations procedures.