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Trust secures further £2.8m for improvements

The Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) has secured a further £2.8 million in the latest round of funding from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund for Academies, to invest in a new tranche of upgrades for its five schools. The grants will cover seven major projects at: Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre; Tenterden Junior School, Tenterden Infants School;…
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Homewood students take over Tenterden Museum for the day!

On Saturday, 17th July, two sixth formers are literally ‘taking over the museum’, when they play host to visitors to the Tenterden Museum, including running their own special exhibitions. Students Brad and Joe are undertaking the challenge as part of their preparation for joining Homewood’s Ready For Work programme in the Autumn. When the museum…
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Year 10 students celebrate Scholars Programme graduation

Smiles matched the bright sunshine at the celebration for graduates of Homewood’s Year 10 Scholars Programme (7 July 2021). The students and their parents and guardians were celebrating their achievement in completing a university-style Physics course, run in conjunction with educational charity, The Brilliant Club. This included taking part in online tutorials on the complex…
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TST Community Art Festival gets underway

The Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) Community Art Project ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’ is underway, taking over the town for two weeks from 3-16 July) to celebrate both the reopening of the high street and the 60th anniversary of the preserved Kent & East Sussex railway.  Art has popped up everywhere around the town. Hundreds of works of…
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Summer School opportunity for years 7 and 8

Homewood will be offering students from Years 7 and 8 the opportunity to take part in a special Summer School programme from 26th – 29th July.   The aim of the Summer School is to enable students to combine having some fun with activities that will build confidence, develop team building and improve communication skills whilst…
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Homewood teacher recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours for PPE work

Homewood science teacher Chloe Newman (Mrs Falder) has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) in the Queen’s Birthday honours for her role in setting up and running PPE Team Tenterden, which produced thousands of pieces of free PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. It all began in March 2020 at the start of the first…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 7th June 2021

Dear Parents/Carers, Tomorrow we are expecting to see an increase in temperatures so we have made the decision that from Tuesday 8th June until the end of term summer uniform may be worn to school. All uniform requirements remain the same but students do not have to wear their blazer if they do not wish…
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Homewood band will make their music count in 10-hour charity marathon

As live music finally begins to come back for audiences all over the country, one Homewood band is aiming to make their music count for a very special reason. On Saturday 12th June, five-piece Year 10 group Band Panic will be undertaking a 10-hour endurance music marathon to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care For…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 28th May 2021

A PDF copy of this letter is available here. Dear Parents/Carers, I hope that this email finds you well as we come to the end of our spring term. It has been wonderful to have the school full of students once again and whilst I appreciate that returning to school after the last lockdown was…
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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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