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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 are outstanding.  In three out of the last four years we have been the best performing non-selective school in Medway (5A* - C grades including English and Maths at GCSE). 

We are the best performing non-selective boys’ school in Kent and Medway and have been since 2009.  2013 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 62% of our students achieved five or more 5A* - C grades including English and Maths.  50 students achieved the English Baccalaureate, more than any other non-selective school in Medway. 

A-level results in 2013 were better than those achieved in some local grammar schools.


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:

  • Wednesday 3 September Staff INSET day.  School is closed to students
  • Thursday 4 September  First day of term 1 for Year 7.  Induction for Year 12
  • Friday 5 September First day of term 1 for Year 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 (normal time 8.35am.  Whistle blown at 8.30am)

  Results Days

GCSE Results (Yr 11) Thursday 21 August 2014 from 10.00 am

GCSE Results (Yr 10) Thursday 21 August 2014 from 10.30 am

Results will be available for collection by students in Assembly Hall.    If students require someone to collect results on their behalf written authority will need to be provided and the person collecting will require proof of identity.

   
 

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.

   
 

Last day of term 6 (Tuesday 22 July 2014)
The last day of term will be a non-uniform day for students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 in aid of dedicated school charities.  The cost for wearing non-uniform for the day will be £1.00.  The school has raised thousands of pounds during the past year for charitable causes.  Money raised on this day will go to the ‘Coming Home’ charity, Demelza House and CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer.  School will end for all students at 12.35pm.  Food and drink can be accessed at breaktime.

PROPOSED ACADEMY CONVERSION CONSULTATION
The Governing Body of The Howard School has applied to become an academy under the Academies Act 2010.  A consultation into these plans will take place from Tuesday 22 April – Friday 24 May 2014.  A letter that has been issued to Parents/Carers can be downloaded below. 

Letter To Parents
Consultation Statement

Responses to the consultation should be addressed to:

Principal
The Howard School
Derwent Way
Rainham
Kent

   

 

 

Year 8/9 Futsal
The Howard School - National Champions!!!


I am proud to announce that The Howard School Year 8/9 Futsal team have been crowned National Champions!  The achievements of this group of boys are nothing short of remarkable. Over the course of this year the boys have become Medway, Kent and South East champions and have represented the South East in the FA cup national finals. From winning the South Eastern finals all boys involved showed amazing commitment training twice a week working on formations and set plays.

This past weekend the students attended the National Finals. The venue for the finals was in Birmingham at the @Futsal specialist arena on Sunday 29th June.  Ten different Futsal teams and academys split into two different groups from all over England were competing on the day. After a slow start the boys managed to squeeze through the group in second place and qualify for the semi-finals and play the winners of the opposing group. The semi-final was against Khalsa Futsal Academy and was a closely contested match with both teams having chances to win. With just 10 seconds remaining The Howard School were 2-1 down. A kick in was given to us in the opposition’s half, the boys perfectly conducted a set play which we had worked on in training and scored to make it 2-2 with the match heading to penalties. In the shootout both teams showed great composure and dispatched the first 2 penalties successfully. The third player’s, from Khalsa, penalty was saved by the goalie who then stepped up and smashed the ball home to send the Howard School into the FA Cup Final.

In the final the boys played in front of approximately 300 spectators against Blidworth SR Futsal from the North East region. In a very competitive game the match finished 2-2 and resulted in another nail biting penalty shoot-out. I would like to be able to give you details of these penalties but having my head in my hands the whole time has made this impossible. Both teams showed incredible composure dispatching five from five until, so I have been told, the goalie made an outstanding save to allow us the opportunity to score to win the competition. At this point a player had to step up to win the competition for us, until now I had never heard a group of Howard school pupils so quiet. Anthony Jeffers took the responsibility upon himself and struck it into the back of the net to make The Howard School National Champions!
 
To put our achievement into perspective over 2,500 thousand teams entered and a total 16,200 players from across the country had competed. Over the years The Howard School has always excelled in sporting achievement but this is the first time any team has become National Champions. For all the boys involved this is not the end of this fantastic journey, after winning this competition the boys will be representing England in the World School games in Croatia in 2016. This achievement will put the Howard School on the sporting map nationally and internationally. 
I would first like to thank all the players for the hard work and commitment to the school and team. Secondly I would like to thank the unsung heroes who get missed, the parents/carers, who without their hard work and commitment to the boys this would not have been possible.  

Mr Waud - PE Teacher

 

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

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G6G5FZK



The Howard School is working closely with Abel & Cole on their scheme, Farmer’s Choice. Monday 11 November 2013 saw the launch day of this scheme within the school. The Farmer’s Choice schemes will allow parents/carers and the local community to purchase organic local produce via the school. You will be able to purchase a mixed variety of fruits and vegetables every week!

Click here to view and buy our Farmers Choice bags!