KENT TOGETHER – Helpline launched by Kent County Council
A 24 hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication. More information can be found here: https://kccmediahub.net/kent-together-helpline-launched-by-kent-county-council745
Letter from the Principal 27th March
Please follow the link to a Letter from the Principal: https://tenterden-schools-trust.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Letter-Jeremy-27.3.20.pdf
A tribute from Homewood teachers to our amazing students
Homewood’s ‘Game On’ efforts raise thousands for Sport Relief
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre has raised over £2,500 for Sport Relief, with its week of fun fundraising involving students, staff, parents and the local community. The five days of activity were also aimed at raising awareness of the ways in which involvement in sport can help both mental wellbeing and academic success. In…
Principal’s Letter to Parents 16th March 2020
16th March 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, Following the most recent government advice and information, I wanted to reassure you with the contingency plans we have in order to ensure that our school community keeps safe and calm, and that plans to educate your son/daughter have been put in place. Currently, the school remains open and functions…
Royal introduction for Homewood sixth former
A Homewood sixth former had a never-to-be-forgotten day just before the half term when he met with royalty and then learned that he had been awarded a dream apprenticeship with a world-famous local firm. Eighteen year-old Oliver was introduced to Princess Anne during a personal visit by the Princess Royal to Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses…
A convenient way to share your child’s school life, it can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere.
What will you find in the SIMS Parent app?
- Important information such as attendance, school reports, timetable and achievements
- Term dates and contact details available at the click of a button
- Receive notifications to remind you about important information such as key dates for your diary
- Easy access to update your contact details
- If you have more than one child at the school, you will have access to information for all of your children
- The information that you receive through the app will help you to stay up to date with school life
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Year 7 students will begin at Homewood in Discovery College or I College. Discovery College is a design for learning that creates a rigorous, engaging and authentic experience for students. We are a centre of extraordinary work in which all students are capable of excellence regardless of prior attainment, needs or background.
Has a wide range of options that cater for students of all different interests and aspirations. With a great variety of resources and teachers who are passionate about active learning, the Sixth Form here really bridges the gap between education and our futures.
Homewood has a strong track record of academic success at GCSE and Sixth Form. The outcomes for all students and all groups are on an upward trend, recently achieving above national averages for every point of entry showing that we add value to every child’s potential regardless of prior attainment and ability.
You can read more about academic excellence in our prospectus.
Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. Students in Year 7 and 8 are part of the Discovery College and will have a dedicated form tutor and a highly experienced and well qualified pastoral team to look after pupils’ welfare and to ensure their academic progress.
You can read more about the support and care at Homewood in our prospectus.
Homewood has exceptional facilities for all its students, providing a platform for their learning in all subjects. There are a tremendous array of additional opportunities for students to become involved with. There are over 50 schools clubs available and in addition the school runs in excess of 100 educational visits each year to local and international destinations.
You can read more about student enrichment at Homewood in our prospectus.
Our curriculum is often described as the jewel in the crown of the school, there is no other school in Kent that can provide the copious range of curriculum opportunities that Homewood offers. The exciting range of courses at all levels exists in the highly successful Sixth Form which attracts the vast majority of Homewood students to stay on and others to join us from other schools.
You can read more about curriculum opportunities at Homewood in our prospectus.
The Homewood School Grammar Plus Stream has many advantages over traditional grammar schools. Firstly, students learn in a mixed setting with male and female students learning together. Secondly, at Homewood there are students from all walks of life and all ability levels. This means that our students are better prepared for life after school by being a part of a learning community representative of society as a whole.
Blends recognised teaching methods with independent learning to offer a holistic and rounded curriculum that enables students to become self-motivated learners, who take responsibility for their progress and success.
Homewood is nationally recognised for providing leading edge technology for students. With the ambition of every student having his or her own computer in every lesson and at home every evening, all students have the opportunity to obtain a mobile device. With Charitable donations from parents and funding by the school, we have succeeded in introducing over 4,200 mobile devices to our students over the last 12 years.
The special educational needs and disability provision at Homewood was praised in our most recent OFSTED inspection. The inspectorate found an inclusive approach to learning that supported students to learn and flourish whatever their needs and praised the intricate knowledge that teachers’ had of their students. They concluded that all staff make students’ welfare a top priority.
- 3G Turf all-weather surface. Looks and feels like natural grass but with all the advantages of a low maintenance, free draining facility.
- Professionally equipped and managed theatre for student and community use.
- Educational facility used by the school and is also open to the community, for educational or pleasure visits.
- Modern, spacious, well designed, an important resource for the whole school.
- State-of-the-art support for staff and students, also open to the wider community.
- Large sports hall and attached gymnasium available for hire.
- Two fully equipped professional catering kitchens and balcony restaurant available for hire.
- Purpose built recording studio with technical support available for hire.
- Two well equipped mirrored, sprung floor dance studios available for hire.
- A friendly, caring and secure environment, where all children have fun learning through exciting and challenging programmes of activity and high-quality play.
- Leading the way in evidence informed practice.
- Opened in 2016 a fully equipped fitness suite available for hire.
- 3G Pitch
3G Turf all-weather surface. Looks and feels like natural grass but with all the advantages of a low maintenance, free draining facility.
- Sinden Theatre
Professionally equipped and managed theatre for student and community use.
Educational facility used by the school and is also open to the community, for educational or pleasure visits.
Modern, spacious, well designed, an important resource for the whole school.
- Media Centre
State-of-the-art support for staff and students, also open to the wider community.
- Sports Hall & Gym
Large sports hall and attached gymnasium available for hire.
- Catering Kitchen
Two fully equipped professional catering kitchens and balcony restaurant available for hire.
- Recording Studio
Purpose built recording studio with technical support available for hire.
- Dance Studios
Two well equipped mirrored, sprung floor dance studios available for hire.
A friendly, caring and secure environment, where all children have fun learning through exciting and challenging programmes of activity and high-quality play.
- Teacher Researcher
Leading the way in evidence informed practice.
- Fitness Suite
Opened in 2016 a fully equipped fitness suite available for hire.