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…
Trip down memory lane for first Homewood pupils
The alumni search launched by Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, to help mark its official 70th birthday this year, has already located some of the school’s very first pupils. Mr Tony Bullock and his wife Eileen (nee Sargent), who still live in the area, contacted the school when they heard about the search and…
Dear Parent We note the wintry weather forecast for tomorrow, and would like to take this opportunity to remind you all about our procedures in case of extremely poor weather. The Homewood School website at www.homewood-school.co.uk should be the first port of call and will contain information if there is disruption to the normal school arrangements. You…
PSHRE and Assembly Programme
On 7th February and 14th February all students will attend an assembly run by Ashford Police. The assemblies are a preventative initiative delivered to all Ashford Secondary Schools and Youth provisions between 4th & 24th February. The assemblies will cover Gangs/County Lines, Knife Crime and Peer Pressure.
Pupil Support Fund gets New Year boost from Tenterden Lions Club
Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre’s Pupil Support Fund has received a New Year boost from the Tenterden Lions Club.
Homewood’s 70th Birthday
Calling all former Homewood School students and staff! Come and celebrate Homewood’s 70th Birthday on Saturday 22nd June. Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/5fKgyZ
Year 8 into 9 KS4 Options
Welcome to the KS4 (Key Stage 4) options information page for Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre. Supporting Resources You will find on this page: an online video to provide guidance about choosing your options and completing the options form two supporting documents (option guidance and course information and the option form) Resources Year 8…
Show Jumping Competition
During the Christmas break, our Riding Team competed in a show jumping competition at Duckhurst Farm in Staplehurst. As always all team members rode brilliantly and showed great sportsmanship. We are looking forward to seeing how the performances below help our Regional Points League points. 80cm Team 3rd – Charlie, Sophie, Sophie and Sean Individual…
End of Term Letter – December 2018
December 2018 Dear Parents/Carers So here we are at the end of the Christmas term already. We have been enjoying all our Christmas events here at Homewood and across the Tenterden Schools Trust. The students have been getting involved in many different ways to celebrate the season and to raise money for their chosen charities…
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.