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Week beginning 24th April

Invitation to Modern Boarding - Tonbridge and Benenden Schools

On Monday 15th May, Tonbridge and Benenden will be holding a combined event in London which may be of interest to you. The occasion, entitled “An Introduction to Modern Boarding” will be led by Tim Haynes, the Headmaster at Tonbridge, and Mrs Samantha Price, the Headmistress at Benenden, with contributions from housemasters, housemistresses, parents and pupils from their two schools. Their hope is that the evening will help parents to understand better the ethos which allows pupils to flourish as boarders in their schools and give you a greater insight into the broad and varied life of a boarder.

They would be very pleased to see you on Monday 15th May; if you are able to come please reply by signing up at:  or call Mrs Veryan Larmour on 01732 304297.

School Last Week

Sunday Outing

This weekend's Sunday outing for the boarders was the annual 'Big Walk', which this year took place along the Dover cliffs.  Following a picnic lunch, over 100 people walked from St Margaret's Bay to the Dover Coastguard Station and back, with Stanley Langmead (aged 6!) leading the way.  It was a glorious day, with fabulous views of France, and the walkers had an enjoyable time, coupled with the sense of achievement on reaching the finish.  It was great to see so many parents and families joining us for this now traditional and popular event.

School This Week

Music Scholars' Concert

Our music scholars will be giving a concert on Tuesday evening at 6.30 pm in the Old Hall.  Ben Falcon, Tiffany Zhang and Honor Whiteley will each be performing a number of pieces from their repertoires.  All parents and families are very welcome to attend: it will be an impressive event and we hope that many of you will want to see (and hear) what elite Prep School musicians are capable of.  Drinks and canapés will be served.

Music on Monday

Music on Monday was provided by Poppy Falcon, who performed 'Ländler' (from 'Processional Fanfare') by Anton Diabelli, one of the pieces from her Grade 2 trumpet exam last term. Well done, Poppy.


Congratulations to Freddie Bond and to Silvia Courage who have been announced as the captains of cricket and rounders respectively. We wish both them and their teams a successful season.

Junior House Outing

The Junior House have four trips this term to the Manor House Forest School, where they will learn about enjoying nature and the outdoors in a woodland environment.  The first trip takes place on Tuesday morning and we wish them an enjoyable and educational time.


This week sees the first children this year travelling to their senior schools for Academic Scholarship assessments, with candidates at King's, Canterbury and Tonbridge.  Good luck to each of them at their respective schools.

Maths Competitions

There are two Maths competitions this week for Year 5 children.  A team of four children will be going to Ashford School on Tuesday afternoon for their annual Year 5 Maths Competition, and then two pairs will travel on Thursday to Junior King’s who host the Maths Challenge organised by a teacher from Eagle House School. Good luck to our teams in these competitions.

UK Chess Challenge

Nine children will be taking part in the Area Megafinal of the UK Schools' Chess Challenge in Sandwich on Sunday.  We wish them success as they aim to qualify for the Southern Gigafinal in July.

Kent Cricket

Well done to Freddie Evans, who has been selected for the Southern Spartans Under 12 squad for 2017.  We look forward to his fixture against the Eastern Vikings and James Felton!

Friends of Wellesley

The Friends of Wellesley will be meeting in the Library on Friday morning at midday.


The Bank Holiday Exeat begins at 1.30 pm on Friday and boarders return to school at 8.00 pm on Monday evening or by 8.20 am on Tuesday morning. Please would parents ensure they have informed the school secretary of their child’s travel/collection arrangements.  The office will be closed over the weekend and e-mails will not be seen, so please telephone the school with any important messages. The answerphone will be monitored.


This week the kitchen will be serving Menu 2.

Thought for the Week

"Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do."
Oprah Winfrey

Matches Last Week

Saturday 22nd April  
Cricket v Junior King's: 1st XI (RNCF Cup) Won by 7 wickets
Cricket v Junior King's: Colts A (Summers Cup) Won by 7 runs

Matches This Week

Monday 24th April  
Tennis v Junior King's: U13 Boys (a) (Note: 5.00 p.m. start)
Wednesday 26th April  
Rounders v Junior King's: U13 A & U13 B (h)  
Cricket v Northbourne Park: 2nd XI (h)  
Cricket v Sutton Valence: Colts A (a)  
Cricket v Sutton Valence: Colts B (h)