Category: Homewood School

Riding high: Homewood’s riders saddle up for success with new sponsor

Despite the challenges of the last year the Homewood riding team has been thriving. Even though actual championships have been postponed several times and are still on hold, the team has continued to train and compete successfully through virtual events and gained a new kit sponsor into the bargain! The team’s new sponsor is auto…
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Christmas comes early for Homewood sixth formers

It might seem strange to be thinking about Christmas in May but Christmas trees – and lots of them – are top of mind for two Homewood School sixth formers currently undertaking work experience at the Hole Park Estate, Rolvenden. While Hole Park’s many Spring visitors will be admiring the magnificent bluebell and blossom displays…
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Sports Leadership Programme restarts at Homewood

As COVID restrictions continue to ease, many additional school activities are resuming, including important student development initiatives. Below, Homewood Year 8 student Niamh, describes her excitement at being involved in this year’s Sports Leadership Programme: “Toward the end of the most recent lockdown, I got an email saying that I was one of the 10…
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KCC Updated SEND Strategy for 2021-2024

Kent County Council have now published their 2021-2024 SEND Strategy. The aim of the SEND strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all of Kent’s children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled. This strategy builds on the work of the previous strategy, published in…
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Helping students into the world of work

It’s been a difficult 12 months for not one but two cohorts of Year 11 and Year 13 students around the country, as they try to complete their studies, secure their grades and also plan their future in further education or in employment whilst much of the economy has been closed or moved online. Homewood’s…
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Trust appoints new CEO to spearhead next phase of development

The Directors of the Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) are pleased to announce the key appointment of Mr Stuart Reeves as the new CEO of the Trust, to spearhead the important next phase in its development and growth. He replaces the Trust’s founding CEO, Mrs Sally Lees, who retires in July. Mr Reeves is currently Headteacher…
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Mr Doodle donates £10K to Homewood’s graphics department

Former Homewood student and now acclaimed international artist Sam Cox, better known as Mr Doodle, is donating £10,000 to Homewood’s art and graphic design department where he first developed his distinctive and unconventional creative style. The 27-year old artist, who has a jaw-dropping 2.8million Instagram followers and can command six figure sums for his OCD…
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Top of the cupcakes in Discovery baking challenge

During home lockdown, students in years 7 & 8 in Discovery College were asked to complete a cupcake-making challenge, including providing a recipe and collecting feedback from those lucky enough to taste their baked creations. Mrs English, Head Teacher of Food Technology at Homewood, selected the winners from those who completed all the elements of…
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Homewood Performing Arts News: we’re getting ready to come back!

It has been a difficult time for Performing Arts across the country and in school. Homewood School would normally be having lots of activities and performances scheduled for our students but, due to lockdown and restrictions in place, these have been on hold for a whole year. But there’s good news on the horizon: we…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 10th March 2021

Home Lateral Flow Testing for Students Dear Parents/Carers, Between Friday 12th March and Tuesday 16th March the vast majority of students will have taken 3 Lateral Flow Tests in school. On the day that students have their third test they will be given 2 packs of 3 tests to be used at home which will…
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