Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
T: 01580 764222 | F: 01580 766267
E: info@homewood.kent.sch.uk

Knowledge, Information and Communication Centre


The KICC will be closed for community use from Wednesday 12th February until Tuesday 4th March


Students and staff are encouraged to make good use of all KICC facilities. We are open before and after school to offer help with homework and to issue resources.

The KICC operates a 'Wish List' scheme which means staff and students can request items for the shelves. There are regular exciting competitions, a 'Book' or 'Author' of the month recommendation from students, a mechanism for students and staff to review books and films and a monthly Newsletter posted on the website.

The KICC works closely with teachers and is regularly involved in holding author events, creative writing days, History Mystery mornings, Events for Primary School students and other exciting projects.

The KICC runs the Book Buzz Reading Challenge for all year 7 students and is the organising body for the Southern Schools Book Award. The award involves 37 schools from the southern region and is a mechanism for students to read, review and vote for their favourite short listed book. It also offers a wonderful opportunity for them to meet the authors.

We welcome students throughout the school day for individual research but they must be accompanied by a permission slip.

Students need to enrol to become borrowing members. Parental permission is required before we can operate the biometric technology software incorporated into the Eclipse Library Management software. Enrolment forms are held in the KICC.

Students can borrow up to three items at a time. Books are loaned for a week at a time but can of course be renewed. DVDs and Videos are for over night loan.

Staff may borrow up to ten items or unlimited if requiring book boxes.


Opening Times

  • Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8.00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Open between 5.00pm - 7.00pm for Community Members on Tuesday.

The KICC offers 'Help with Homework' for students before and after school.


Monday 3.30-4.30pm Wowii Monday Wii sports and games
Tuesday A&G Southern Schools Book Award meeting in the KICC conference room
Tuesday 7.00–8.30pm Adult Reading Group
Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm History Club for year 7 & 8 students linking fun themes in history to craft activities
Thursday 3.30pm–variable Filmclub showing popular and wide ranging films on the last Thursday of the month

Tenterden Rural Alliance Regional Book Award

2013 saw the start of the Tenterden Rural Alliance Regional Book Award. Homewood School has teamed with twelve of its Primary Schools to bring young people together to explore in full some of the exciting works of fiction aimed at bridging the transition from primary age reading to titles read by students in secondary education.

Three books are to be chosen, read and discussed by the students who will then vote for a winning title. All three authors are to be invited to the Sinden Theatre in May for a Presentation Evening where the winner will be announced.


KICC Services

  • A wide range of information formats - books, videos, DVDs, Music CDs, newspapers, periodicals, website listings, foreign language material , e-resources and TV channels
  • Space for class projects and research activities
  • Specific project information boxes for class/KIC centre based research
  • KICC induction sessions
  • Library corner in classrooms
  • Computer bookings
  • Class bookings
  • Book searches
  • Knowledge of current resources including web based information
  • Website listings
  • Book promotional activities
  • Book Buzz Reading Challenge
  • Author visits/other events
  • Selective dissemination of information service for all staff
  • Research for specific information requests
  • Acquisition of specific resources
  • Maintained useful website booklet
  • Subject based displays
  • Gateway to external sources of information
  • Monthly E-News
  • Competitions
  • Author of the Month - as voted for by students
  • Home of Southern Schools Book Award
  • Reading lists for each Key Stage