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Coronavirus Updates

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

For responses to our National Writing Day #247challenge, please see here.

Students joining us in Year 12 September 2020: please see a page of resources for you here. 

Update 03.07.20: For an update from Mr Preston about September Reopening, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, and our incoming Year 7s, please see here.

Update 08.06.20: Year 10 and 12 parents and carers, please see the letter that has been sent out with your student’s bubbles. For FAQs, please see here.

Live Learning Timetables: Please see here for live learning timetables for this term for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.


For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility, and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing r.martin@tsatrust.org.uk or calling 03333 602130 by 9am the day before. For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing. To access this provision, you must also have downloaded and completed the form that can be found here and you must bring it with you to the school when you arrive.

You can access Holcombe Grammar School’s COVID-19 latest update and archived letters for the whole school and year groups, including links to resources at https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk/support-guidance/holcombe-covid-19-update/

Medway Schools Raise Thousands For Literacy

Medway Schools Raise Thousands For Literacy

Mr Still and Mr Claessens decided to set out on an adventure and combine their love of reading with their love of running.

The National Literacy Trust had just the event to support them – and our Medway schools had just the right characters to support them.

On Sunday 15th March, The Thinking School’s Academy Trust were well represented at the Where’s Wally? Fun Run, the event that raises money to help transform the life stories of children in some of the most deprived communities across the UK, which made its debut at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Students and staff from Holcombe Grammar, Rochester Grammar School and New Horizons Children’s Academy joined the 600 children, families, adults and their red and white stripes to run 10 kilometres on a windy day.

Mr Claessens and Mr Still were frontrunners in the race (Mr Still was the fastest athlete in the 40 plus category) – but more pleasingly, they also engaged the school community to raise enough money to be in the top 5% of all fundraising teams. The TSAT effort helped to raise an incredible £25,000 to help continue work to change life stories through literacy.