292 Bus – Changes
From Tuesday 12th November the Hams 295 will recommence its pick up of students from Northiam. The pick up will be at 8.10am at the Primary School. It will also stop off in the evening in Northiam at the same place. We recommend that students from Northiam use this service rather than the 292, if…
Changes to the HS7 and HS8 buses from Charing
Please be aware that there are changes to the HS7 and HS8 buses from Charing, Egerton and Pluckley, effective Monday 11th November. Details can be found here https://chalkwell.co.uk/school-buses-from-charing-and-pluckley/
Homewood student initiative celebrates 50th programme with donation from Tenterden Lions Club
The Tenterden Lions Club has donated £500 to Homewood School’s bespoke student early intervention initiative, Take up the Challenge (TUTC) which celebrates its 50th programme this Autumn. This is the Lions’ second year supporting TUTC, which has been praised by Kent Youth Services for its transformational approach for students experiencing a range of educational, behavioural,…
Brexit & Examinations
For those who live in or to the north and east of Ashford I would also ask you to consider the possible impact of a no deal Brexit on the ability of students to get to school. Should this scenario arise during the exam period it is likely that journey times will be significantly affected…
Information about Mobile Phones
Dear Parents Please may we take this opportunity to remind parents and students that all mobile telephones should be switched off and out of sight at all times from the moment students come onto school site in the morning until the end of the day. If students feel that they need to make an emergency call this can…
Principal’s Letter to Parents
17th October 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians, As we approach the end of this busy and eventful first term, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone involved with Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre for such a warm welcome to the school and local community. I have really enjoyed getting to know the students and…
Cologne Christmas Market trip
Dear Parent/Carer, It is with great disappointment that I need to inform you that I need to cancel our forthcoming trip to Cologne. When I organised this initially, I was optimistic, and hoped that any Brexit uncertainty would be resolved by this time. However, Eurotunnel have confirmed with me this week that they will not…
Important Message to Parents/Carers
Despite previous requests, several parents/carers are parking/driving on to the school site to pick up or drop off students. It is not safe and we need to ask you to arrange a drop off/pick up point further away from the school. Due to concern over student and staff health and safety, the entrance gate will…
Young Arts Award 2019 at the Arts Society, Tenterden
On Tuesday 1st October 2019 Miss Tindall, one of Homewood School & 6th Form Centre’s Art technicians, accompanied Kerry (in year 13) and Shannon (was year 13 last year) to this year’s Young Arts Programme awards in Tenterden. Both of the girls set up a display of their work and Shannon was able to explain…
Discovery Devilish Dash (Year 7 and 8)
It is the time of year for us to commence our fundraising campaign for our chosen charity Teenage Cancer Trust. Our first event will be the Discovery Devilish Dash. This will take place on the school site during the mentoring period on Thursday 17th October. The Discovery Devilish Dash can be walked or run over…
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.