Principal’s End of Term letter to parents July 2019
22nd July 2019 Dear Parents/Carers This is my final letter to you as Principal of Homewood. As you know, I will be stepping down from the role of Principal at the end of this term and Mr Jeremy Single will be taking over from the start of the next academic year in August. I am…
Last Saturday students in years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic morning with us. Some were down the woods conquering the assault course and team building games, while the other group investigated a ‘who dunnit’ forensic science class looking at fingerprinting and analysing hair samples. Everyone said it was great fun! . …
Pupils’ bio-diversity project scoops top school-science award
A team from the Tenterden Schools Trust has been named champions in the South East’s top school-science competition, the Bright Spark Awards, winning the £500 top prize. Students from Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden C of E Junior School and St Michael’s C of E Primary School worked together on the Preserving Diversity…
Student Travel 2019-20
Dear Parents and Guardians, The new Academic year is fast approaching. This is the perfect time to find out what travel options are available to you. At Arriva, there are many options for travelling by bus, and many ways to pay. Arriva would like to take this opportunity to inform you about our Direct Debit…
Homewood School Photograph
Yesterday we had our first whole school photograph for more than a decade, as part of our 70th birthday celebrations. A very professional set up provided by Vancols.
HPV Vaccination in school
HPV Vaccinations for both Boys and Girls, Year 8 Cohort, 2019-2020 Dear Parent/Carer We are pleased to invite both boys and girls in Year 8 (2019-2020) to consent to HPV vaccinations in school. During the school holidays, an invite letter will be sent to your home address. Please look out for it; it will provide details regarding the…
Homewood School celebrates its 70th Birthday
Over 150 alumni – one even travelling from the USA – and representatives from the local community attended a party to celebrate the school’s 70th Birthday on Saturday 22 June. Special guests included Ashford MP Damian Green and the Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr Mrs Jean Curteis, and her consort Mr David Curteis who are both former…
Discovery College Year 7 Festival of Learning: Student Led Conferences
To Confirm your attendance at the festival of learning click here What is the Festival of Learning? The Year 6/7 transition is perhaps the most challenging one for students in compulsory education. They are plunged into a curriculum and timetable very different from anything they have ever experienced, they are challenged by having a range…
New Year 12 Information Evening
New Year 12 Information Evening on Wednesday 26th June – starts 6.30pm – Sinden Theatre. Prospective Year 12 Induction Days are 25/26th June – Normal School Day – All students and external students are expected to attend.
High 5 Sports – Summer Holiday Camp
2 weeks of Day Camps 12th – 16th August & 19th – 23rd August, 9am – 4pm Theme Fun Days for 5 – 11 year olds at Homewood School Book online at: high5kent.com Click here for more information.
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.