Examination Season 2019
As you may know Year 11 students have recently been given a summary of the grades they achieved in the latest mock exams. This process is the start of the run up to the main external examination season and gives them an idea of what things will look and feel like in August when the…
Year 8 Holocaust project
Our Year 8’s completed their plans of a Holocaust Memorial Garden as the final piece in the Holocaust project. Susan Hatt from the Tenterden Museum and Jane Mills from the Tenterden Historical Society came into school and judged their work and handed out certificates for the 20 groups included in an exhibition of work. The…
March Masterclasses 2019
On Saturday 30th March 50 primary school children enjoyed a morning with us making sea creatures from clay, cooking pizza and chocolate chip muffins and completing an assault course and team building events in the woods. Everyone had a great time and made new friends.
Teacher Training Information Evening – 1st April
Are you interested in training to become a primary or secondary school teacher? Our school is working in partnership with other schools in Kent to provide outstanding teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers. Being able to choose who…
Letter to Parents – March 2019
Dear Parents/Carers, Three weeks of the Spring Term have passed already and we are heading rapidly for Easter. I wanted to write to you to update you on some of the things happening here at Homewood over the next few weeks and to ask for your help and support in some areas. Funding for Schools…
27th March Immunisations – Year 9 Students
Immunisations for Year 9 boys and girls – 27th March to the 29th March will be held in D7 . The immunisations are for Meningococcal group A.C.W AND Y, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio This will be for those students that have consented only, further consent forms will be going to students. Please remind students: WEDS…
A Level Graphic Design Trip to Harvey Lloyd Screens
On Friday 15th March Mr Davies took four sixth form students, Archie, Jack, Sam and Oliver, to Harvey Lloyd Screen Print in Wadhurst, East Sussex. The students had spent almost six months developing their ideas as part of their A Level Graphic Design coursework and preparing their artwork for print. Harvey Lloyd Screen Print is…
STEM Trip to Disneyland Paris
Dear Parent/Carer, The Science Department is pleased to offer the opportunity for your son/daughter to take part in a STEM science trip to Disneyland Paris from Sunday 17th November until Wednesday 20th November 2019. The trip includes a seminar and creative workshop held within the classrooms and facilities on the park. Some of the topics…
Update – School Funding Issues
I wanted to contact you to provide an update on current issues relating to school funding. Sadly, I have to confirm that despite intense lobbying of the Government and Department for Education, matters remain extremely challenging. In short, schools are still not being provided with adequate funding and resource to deliver the level of provision…
Year 11 Revision Evening
Dear Parents/Carers The run up to the main exam season in May and June can be a challenging time for both students and families alike. The realisation that all this is going to happen in just a few short weeks is beginning to dawn for many as deadlines close in and the pressure of work…
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.