Homewood teacher recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours for PPE work
Homewood science teacher Chloe Newman (Mrs Falder) has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) in the Queen’s Birthday honours for her role in setting up and running PPE Team Tenterden, which produced thousands of pieces of free PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. It all began in March 2020 at the start of the first…
Principal’s Letter to Parents – 7th June 2021
Dear Parents/Carers, Tomorrow we are expecting to see an increase in temperatures so we have made the decision that from Tuesday 8th June until the end of term summer uniform may be worn to school. All uniform requirements remain the same but students do not have to wear their blazer if they do not wish…
Homewood band will make their music count in 10-hour charity marathon
As live music finally begins to come back for audiences all over the country, one Homewood band is aiming to make their music count for a very special reason. On Saturday 12th June, five-piece Year 10 group Band Panic will be undertaking a 10-hour endurance music marathon to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care For…
Principal’s Letter to Parents – 28th May 2021
A PDF copy of this letter is available here. Dear Parents/Carers, I hope that this email finds you well as we come to the end of our spring term. It has been wonderful to have the school full of students once again and whilst I appreciate that returning to school after the last lockdown was…
Riding high: Homewood’s riders saddle up for success with new sponsor
Despite the challenges of the last year the Homewood riding team has been thriving. Even though actual championships have been postponed several times and are still on hold, the team has continued to train and compete successfully through virtual events and gained a new kit sponsor into the bargain! The team’s new sponsor is auto…
Christmas comes early for Homewood sixth formers
It might seem strange to be thinking about Christmas in May but Christmas trees – and lots of them – are top of mind for two Homewood School sixth formers currently undertaking work experience at the Hole Park Estate, Rolvenden. While Hole Park’s many Spring visitors will be admiring the magnificent bluebell and blossom displays…
Sports Leadership Programme restarts at Homewood
As COVID restrictions continue to ease, many additional school activities are resuming, including important student development initiatives. Below, Homewood Year 8 student Niamh, describes her excitement at being involved in this year’s Sports Leadership Programme: “Toward the end of the most recent lockdown, I got an email saying that I was one of the 10…
KCC Updated SEND Strategy for 2021-2024
Kent County Council have now published their 2021-2024 SEND Strategy. The aim of the SEND strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all of Kent’s children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled. This strategy builds on the work of the previous strategy, published in…
Helping students into the world of work
It’s been a difficult 12 months for not one but two cohorts of Year 11 and Year 13 students around the country, as they try to complete their studies, secure their grades and also plan their future in further education or in employment whilst much of the economy has been closed or moved online. Homewood’s…
Trust appoints new CEO to spearhead next phase of development
The Directors of the Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) are pleased to announce the key appointment of Mr Stuart Reeves as the new CEO of the Trust, to spearhead the important next phase in its development and growth. He replaces the Trust’s founding CEO, Mrs Sally Lees, who retires in July. Mr Reeves is currently Headteacher…
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.
Homewood School has been 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 4500 mobile devices to our students over the last 15 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.