Our website serves as a portal for Parents, Carers and Students to find key information and resources at the click of a button.

The Howard School is a respected school which provides unmatched opportunities for students in academic, personal, sporting, cultural and social aspects of life.

Key Information about our School:


Our academic results have been consistently outstanding for the last 5 years.  We are the best performing non-selective school in Medway (5A* - C grades including English and Maths at GCSE).

2014 has seen the school improve yet again with an incredible 95% of students achieving five or more good (grade C and above) GCSE grades.

An impressive 58% of our students achieved five or more 5A* - C grades including English and Maths.  More than 50 students achieved the English Baccalaureate, more than any other non-selective school in Medway.

A-level results in 2014 were better than those achieved in some local grammar schools and our best ever.

We intend to continue to raise standards and it is vital that students, parents/carers, staff, governors and the Local Authority work together to realise this aim.

We are a good school (Ofsted November 2013).




Important dates:

  • Thursday 30 April Year 7 Subject Evening (early closure for students at 2.10pm)

Exam timetables for this year can be accessed by clicking here

Multi Academy Trust

Following extensive discussions we have begun a dialogue with some local primary schools. The Howard Academy Trust wish to begin a formal consultation process with you and other stakeholders about a proposal to set up a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).

Please download and view the following documentation:

Consultation Letter 27th February 2015
FAQ on becoming a Multi Academy Trust

Councillor Mike O'Brien visits school production WE WILL ROCK YOU

Councillor Mike O'Brien the Lead Portfolio Holder for Education attended the annual school production on Thursday 19 March 2015.
Councillor O'Brien thoroughly enjoyed the production and took some time at the end to appear on stage with the cast.

Year 13 Business Students visit Barclay's at Canary Wharf

14 Year 13 students attended 1 CP at Canary Wharf on 10 March 2015 and spent the day in on the executive floor.  Students had a range of guest speakers visit to speak about the banking sector including the lead for Global Strategy for Barclays PLC.

Principals Newsletter -  18th March 2015
The Principals fortnightly letter has been released.
Click here to download the newsletter

Visit from Nick Gibb MP - Minister of State at the Department for Education

We received a visit from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State at the Department for Education, and Rehman Chishti MP, Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham, on 29 January.  Mr Gibb visited our Maths Department and seemed delighted by the work that students were doing.

Severe Weather Conditions
Should we experience severe weather conditions necessitating closure, or early closure of the school, an announcement will be made on Heart FM and KM FM.  BBC Radio Kent have ceased their involvement in providing information.  When there has been extreme weather overnight parents/carers should always assume the school is open unless the school is named on the radio.  When there are multiple school closures involving almost every local school, radio stations refer listeners to their websites.  When checking local radio websites be aware that the school can be listed as ‘The Howard’ or just ‘Howard’.  This information can be found either under the letter ‘H’ or ‘T’.  Information relating to closure and reopening will always be posted as soon as decisions are made on the front page of the school website
6th Form interviews
Year 11 students who have made an application to the Howard 6th Form will be interviewed regarding a place between Tuesday10th and Thursday 12th February.  Students and parents/carers will be able to book their 6th Form interviews at the Year 11 Subject Evening on Tuesday 20th January.  A letter with more information will be forwarded in the next week or so.


GCSE Results 2014

It is another impressive year for GCSE results at the Howard School with in excess of 95% of students passing at least 5 GCSEs.  140 students achieved 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics, with 50 getting the prestigious English Baccalaureate.  Year 11 students Akay Dur, Kyle Starkey and Rhys Dando where top performers each getting 8 or more A and A* grades. 

Paul Morris, Principal, was very pleased with the outcome.


RRSA: Convention on the Rights of the Child
Article of the week

Article 16: (Right to privacy)
Every child has the right to privacy. The law should protect the
child’s private, family and home life.



Consultation on The Howard School Admissions Process 2015 - Click here

Under the Disability Discrimination Act the school is required to promote equal opportunities for disabled students, parents, carers and others who use the school. We are currently updating our Disability Equality Scheme and would be grateful if you could complete a short survey Your participation in this matter would be greatly appreciated





The Howard School
Derwent Way

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