Heart Screening Days
Team Ben Hammond have raised funds for two more vital heart screenings days which will be taking place at Homewood School. Priority booking is now open for Homewood students until 24th December for the Heart Screenings taking place on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th February 2019. Heart screenings are available for 14-35 year olds. Link…
To book an appointment, please click here: https://homewood.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/
Young business hopefuls get skills boost
A group of year 10 students from Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre have received a boost to their future employability thanks to a prestigious entrepreneurship course.
Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 19th December
Roast Turkey with Seasonal Trimmings, or Vegetarian Christmas Parcel served with Roast Potatoes, Festive vegetables & Gravy. Snow Capped Crispy Cake or Festive Star Cookie
Service of Light
We are writing to inform you of the date for our annual Service of Light, which is open to all students who have had a bereavement.
Homewood’s Dance Dash raises thousands for Children In Need
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre ‘did their own thing’ in a big way for BBC Children In Need on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November, celebrating 25 years of their annual Dance Dash around Ashford and the Weald. The marathon event beat all previous records, raising over £3,000 across the two days as the…
Sports England and Homewood
5th November 2018 Dear Parent / Guardian, Sheffield Hallam University would like to inform you about research taking place at your child’s school, running from November 2018 to March 2019. The research project requires students to complete a short on-line survey that asks their opinion of the Physical Education, physical activity and sport opportunities available…
Homewood’s 3G pitch opens
The much-anticipated 3G football pitch at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre has been officially opened by the Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr Pam Smith, and former Homewood student and footgolf* World No1 player Sophie Brown. The opening ceremony, which took place under the pitch’s state-of the-art floodlights on Tuesday evening, was attended by representatives from…
Update – School Funding Campaign
Firstly, thank you for the huge support that you gave to Headteachers who campaigned for improved school funding at Westminster on Friday 28 September. Over 2000 head teachers attended in London with many more supporting their actions too.
Google Classroom & SIMS Parent App
I am writing to inform you of the enrolment process for Google Classroom Guardian Summaries and SIMS Parent App which we will be rolling out in the next few weeks.
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.