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Arriva school transport – No 12 service from 8th March 2021

Arriva has provided the following service information for the return of students on 8 March 2021 who use the No 12 service (Tenterden – Maidstone). Arriva would also like to draw attention to their direct debit scheme that can be used to make savings on school transport costs. The ticket is an alternative to local…
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Orla’s winter walks raise over £1,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Congratulations to Year 10 Homewood student Orla whose winter walks have raised over £1,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer, a small UK charity which enables children and young people living with cancer to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence through cycling. Orla decided to walk every day of February, come rain or shine, in a…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 1st March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, RE: Arrangements for your child’s return to school Please find below arrangements for COVID Testing and for your child’s return to school. A key element of the instructions to secondary schools is that all students who consent must be tested prior to returning to face-to-face teaching. In order to facilitate this,…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 26th February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope this letter finds you and your families fit and well. We are delighted with the most recent news that schools can open from Monday 8th March. In order to put a system in place for COVID testing, we are now writing to you to obtain consent for the testing…
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Reopening the School from Monday 8th March Update

Following the Government announcement made at the beginning of this week about schools returning from Monday 8th March, please be assured that we have started to discuss plans and will share these with all parents and students in due course. A letter will be sent out shortly detailing our plans and will include a consent…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 12th February 2021

A PDF version of this letter can be found here. Dear Parents/Carers, As I promised in my letter at the end of last week, I wanted to write once again to predominantly wish everyone as part of the Homewood school community a very restful half-term holiday. Following what has been another very busy and challenging…
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Homewood launches electronic library for students

Homewood has launched an electronic school library service in time for half term. This new student service can be accessed through Sora, an app which can either be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, or used directly online at www.soraapp.com Students can borrow from a wide range of electronic books and audio books…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 5th February 2021

A PDF version of this letter can be found here. Dear Parents/Carers, I do hope that you and your families are all keeping safe and well. This term has certainly brought us a number of challenges once again, although I have been incredibly impressed with the determination shown by the vast majority of our students…
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My lockdown: a student’s perspective

In the new ‘Have your Say!’ feature in the latest College newsletters (January 2021) Year 11 Enterprise College student Jennifer reflects on her lockdown experiences – the highs and the lows – and has some positive advice to offer to her fellow Homewood students:- “Finding out about another lockdown definitely caused a wave of emotions.…
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Tribute to Ian Kirkland, founding member of the TST

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Ian Kirkland, a founding Member of the Tenterden Schools Trust and a former Chair of Governors of Homewood School. Ian passed away on 7th January at the age of 70. Ian’s support and advice, stemming from his legal background and astute mind, have been…
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