Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
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Student & Parent Information for Year 11

Expectations

Students should:

  • Come to school with the correct equipment.
  • Be punctual to all lessons.
  • Wear the correct uniform.
  • Appreciate that good attendance has a positive influence on exam results.
  • Engage in their final year of compulsory education.
  • Be aware they are role models to younger years.
  • Value their education and themselves.

Trips & Visits

Students are expected to comply with the Dress Code on all trips and visits.

Specific

Sports Activities (Fixtures), Official and School Activities - All students are expected to wear 'SMART' attire to any fixtures:

Boys - Shirt, tie, suit or trousers and jacket, shoes (no trainers, no jeans)

Girls - Blouse/top, jacket, skirt/trousers, shoes (no trainers, no jeans)

All students are expected to wear the required sports kit for all PE/Sports lessons.

You will recognise that you have been given considerable freedom in this matter but must also accept that if your dress is not appropriate you will need to go home to change. If required, the decision on dress code transgression will be made by the Principal and Vice Principal of KS5.

Attendance and Punctuality

It goes without saying that attendance and punctuality are vital for success in Year 11. Students who are regularly 5 minutes late to a lesson will by the end of year would have lost 3-4 days of learning.

Minutes late for a lesson per school day Teaching days lost in whole year
5 3.4 days
10 6.9 days
15 10.3 days
20 13.8 days
25 20.7 days

 

Fact! Students who miss a lot of school achieve less.

Attendance during school year Days Absent Weeks absent approx Lessons missed
95% 9 2 50
90% 19 4 100
85% 29 6 150
80% 38 8 200
75% 48 10 250
70% 57 11.5 287
65% 67 13.5 337