Category: Homewood School

Tiffany’s marathon walk to thank life-saving Air Ambulance

While many charity events have fallen by the wayside thanks to COVID, one Homewood student was determined to set up her own fundraising marathon to say thank to the charity which helped save the life of a fellow student. When Arts student Tiffany heard that Year 10 student Alfie had been very seriously injured in…
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Principal’s Message to Parents – 6th January 2021

A PDF version of this letter is available here. 6th January 2021 Dear Parents/Carers, Cancellation of January/February Examination Series As you know, there has been a lack of clarity from the Government surrounding the current vocational examination series. After an initial statement that these examinations should continue as planned, schools were then seemingly provided with…
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Principal’s Message to Parents – 4th January 2021

Please note that as a result of the message from the Prime Minister on the 4th January announcing the closure of schools for the rest of this term an update will be shared with all parents and students in due course. In the meantime, our plans for this particular week continue: Homewood remains open for…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 31st December 2020

A PDF version of this letter can be found here. Dear Parents/Carers, I hope that you and your families are all well and that you have had a good Christmas. Yesterday the Government made an announcement altering plans for secondary schools to reopen in January. We were unaware of the changes prior to them being…
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Sixth formers’ youth survey contributes to town centre development plans

A youth survey, devised and conducted by a group of Homewood sixth formers is set to make a significant contribution to Tenterden town’s long term planning for the development of the town centre. Students from Year 12 and 13 came up with the idea of conducting the youth survey after connecting with Tenterden’s new Town…
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Santa Fun Run goes home for charity

The popular Discovery College charity Santa Fun Run, which takes place every December, will be a little different this year. Due to COVID, it can’t take place as a mass event at school as it usually does. Students in Years 7 and 8 will instead be organising their own events at home this weekend (12th-13th…
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New Homewood student newsletters launched

Homewood has launched a new series of regular student newsletters. The newsletters are aimed at students in years 9-11 (Key Stage 4) and will be released at least termly. The format follows the successful College models created during the first lockdown. Along with the latest school news and helpful guidance from College tutors and support…
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New ways to get to know our schools

Like all schools across the country, the TST’s schools are unable to hold the usual Open Mornings and Open Evenings this season. However, all five have found positive ways to reach out to prospective, as well as current, parents. Both the Tenterden Primary Federation – comprising Tenterden Infant School and Tenterden Junior School – and…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 23rd October 2020

After what has been a rather different first term than we have all experienced previously, I would like to start by expressing my thanks to you as parents and carers for your continued support and understanding as we have reopened the school for the new academic year.  There obviously continue to be many challenges for…
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Wearing Face Coverings in School

Please see the attached letter regarding the wearing of face covering in school: