About BEO - Benenden School

Benenden school occupies an impressive Victorian mansion situated in 240 acres of beautiful parkland, known as Hemsted Park, in the heart of Kent – the Garden of England.
The school is within easy reach of London, Brighton and Canterbury, and the bustling modern town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is a short drive away. It is also only an hour from Bluewater shopping centre.

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Benenden School BEO – Programme Highlights

The British English Olympics (BEO) is a unique, high profile event attracting bilingual international schools to compete in a series of English language academic challenges. As part of the BEO, your students will explore modern global issues and to make presentations, debate and perform on subjects such as the environment, globalisation and sustainable development.

Since the BEO began in 2009, Oxford International has welcomed over 4000 students from more than 250 schools and 20 different countries. Every year we look to develop the programme and expand the international mix of countries who participate.

Compulsory age range: 12-16 


  • Participation in the BEO competition at Benenden School centred on contemporary political and social issues .
  • 2 extended full day excursions to London (9am-8pm) with a guided Politics and Royalty walking tour.
  • Award Ceremony based in a central London location
  • 1 extended full day excursion to London (9am-10:30pm) including a ride on the London Eye and a West End Musical.
  • 1 full-day excursion to Canterbury with a guided walking tour and option to include an entrance to Canterbury Cathedral
  • 1 full day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and entrance to a Cambridge College

Please find the centre guidebook here


  • London Heathrow

    2 hrs

  • London Gatwick

    1 hr 15 mins

  • London Stansted

    1 hr 30 mins

Benenden School, Kent


  • Sports centre
  • Outdoor sports areas
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Design & Technology centre
  • 300-seat theatre
  • Drama teaching complex