Kent school Cobham Hall has upended 60 years of tradition in an historic vote

Sixty years of tradition were upended at Kent school Cobham Hall when, by secret ballot, the student body voted its first boy onto the six-strong Student Leadership Team. Launched in 1962 as a school for girls, Cobham moved to a co-ed Sixth Form in 2023 and now has a vibrant cohort of day boys and boarders.

Established in 1962, Cobham Hall is a day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18 located near Gravesend. It inhabits a stunning Grade 1 listed manor house set within 150-acre grounds. It is led by Wendy Barrett, pictured above with the new Student Leadership Team.

Cobham Hall

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