Stagecoach 292 from Lydd via Rye, Peasmarsh and Northiam
Parents will be aware that there have been problems with students unable to get on the 292 as the bus is full. This has mainly been a morning problem, as the school has endeavoured to manage the afternoon, although there was a difficulty last Monday. This matter has been reported by the school as being…
Open Mornings – 26th and 27th September
Former Homewood pupil Michael Harris is the latest alumni to contribute to our 70th birthday oral history archive. Michael recorded his recollections of 1960s Homewood today with Archive70 student volunteer Eva, and found his name, along with those of his classmates, in the original handwritten school registers. Any former students who are interested in recording…
Important Information from Kent Police on Money Mules
Kent Police is supporting a national campaign called “Don’t be fooled”, designed to raise awareness for parent and guardians and warn children about the dangers of becoming “money mules”. To read the full letter, please click here.
Task = Create an illustration based on the theme ‘Journey of Peace’. It must be original, artistic and really express this theme! Rules = You must be 11,12 or 13 years old on Nov 15th 2019 (born between Nov 16th 2005 to Nov 15th 2008) Your design must be your own original image, not copied…
GCSE results at Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
Homewood School is once more celebrating the success of its Year 11 students in the recent GCSE and Level 2 exams. All GCSE subjects are now assessed on the new exam structure with the 9-1 grading system. English remains very strong with 67% grades 4 and above and 45% grades 5 and above; Photography, Graphics,…
Homewood School featured in new book by top education writer
To anyone involved in education, the name of Ross Morrison McGill aka TeacherToolkit is very well known. He is a best-selling author of a range of books about education and is a strong and influential presence on social media. He is considered one of the most influential thinkers in education currently. Today (5 September) his…
Year 8 and 9, we need you!
Homewood School Open Evening – Wednesday 18th September 2019 4:00pm – 8:00pm We need students to volunteer to be Open Evening ambassadors, conducting tours of the school for visiting parents on Open Evening. It is a great opportunity for students to experience guiding people around the school and answering the questions they ask, as well…
A262 Biddenden Road – Important Information
Travel Information Update
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.