Arriva Ticket Information
The Arriva Southern Counties bus company have asked us to share the information below with our parents/carers Child and Student Saver Direct Debit Scheme Our direct debit scheme is our most cost effective solution for both Child Scholars (Under 16 or to the end of year 11) and Students ( 6th form upwards). For those who…
Principal’s letter to Parents February 2020
February 2020 Dear Parents and Carers, This term, staff at Homewood have been celebrating the superb progress scores for both the academic and applied courses in the Sixth Form as published in the official DfE Performance Tables in January. The progress score for A Level in particular places Homewood 8th in Kent, including independent schools.…
World Challenge trip to Nepal in 2021
You’re invited to attend an information evening to hear about our new and empowering form of experiential learning that’s set to take place in Nepal in 2021. Over the last few weeks, we have been launching a World Challenge trip to Nepal to students in years 9-12. It wasn’t possible to do an assembly to all students across…
Homewood celebrates ranking rise and praise for overall approach to learning
New IB qualification at Homewood to create ‘career-ready’ students
In a new move to help students meet the increasingly complex demands on them to be career-ready employees, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre has introduced the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) as an alternative to A levels. The school believes this new qualification will both broaden sixth formers’ horizons, increase their self-reliance and thereby…
Year 9 Foundation Curriculum
Welcome to the Year 9 Foundation Curriculum page. The page and the resources on it are designed to support Year 8 students selecting their Foundation Curriculum subjects for Year 9. For the first time in their school career students will be able to select what they will study for part of their time, whilst their…
Former student’s football debut with Sir Bobby Charlton found in archives
A fascinating personal account of a talented former student’s England selection and International debut, alongside footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton, has come to light in Homewood’s archives. Following news of the death of Arsenal and England schoolboy footballer Ronald (Ron) Saxby, aged 82, volunteers cataloguing Homewood’s archives checked the school’s magazines from 1953 – the…
Parent Awareness Sessions
Training to protect your child Kent Police and Ashford Borough Council would like to invite you to a FREE session, aimed at parents and guardians, to help safeguard young people and recognise the early warning signs that may identify involvement in knife crime, drug use or gangs. Join us: Wednesday 26 February, 6-8pm, Council Chamber,…
Community Science Show
Brought to you by Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, the famous Royal Institution are once again coming to Tenterden to create a buzz about Science with an exciting and explosive community show! World renowned for their famous Christmas lectures, the Royal Institution are once again coming to Homewood following their sell out success from…
Homewood artist’s design wins place in international poster contest
A young Homewood artist has won a coveted place in an international poster competition. Twelve-year old Amber’s design has been awarded first prize in the first stage of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, run by the Tenterden Lions Club in conjunction with Homewood School. The competition is run annually by Lions Club branches across…
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.