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Coronavirus Updates

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 


As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Secondary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning during Term 6 for selected Year Groups.


We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans. Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates. Thank you for your continued support.


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 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.

Years 10 and 12: Please see important Covid-19 update from 21.05.20 here. There has been a further update sent on the 01.06.20 – please see the email sent home.

Years 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13: Please see important Covid-19 update from 22.05.20 from here.

Please see letter to all parents from Ms Gould here.

For useful learning resources from Medway Libraries, please see here. 

For pastoral support resources, please see here.

For all letters sent home about Coronavirus, please see here.

For information about accessing Microsoft Teams, please see here.

For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.

For resources for Year 11 into Year 12 students and those Year 13 students going into Higher Education, please see here.

Admissions 2020/21

We are currently awaiting further advice from the Department for Education about how appeal deadlines may be affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions on schools. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who still wishes to appeal to do so. Further advice will be provided to all appellants as soon as it is available. All admission appeal forms should be emailed to Please do not bring them into school.

Free School Meals

Following on from the recent government announcement that the free school meal (FSM) e-vouchers, we have registered all students entitled to FSM with the DfE provider who will be distributing the e-vouchers using the email address you have provided to the school. We have not been advised when the first voucher will be sent, but any delay will not affect your entitlement. If you requested a printed voucher, these will follow on once we have received them but are subject to postal delays at present. Any queries, please use the following link:

Terms & Conditions

By using this site, you agree to all terms and conditions governing the use of this site.

The terms “Holcombe Grammar School” or “The Thinking Schools Academy Trust” or “us” or “we” refers to the owner of this website whose registered office is The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, Holcombe Campus, Park Crescent, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6NR. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company Number: “7359755”. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Holcombe Grammar School has made every effort to ensure the content contained within this site is accurate at the date of publication. Holcombe Grammar School reserves the right to modify, adapt or remove any content from this site without notice.

This website is provided “AS IS” and on an “IS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.


All materials are copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws. Holcombe Grammar School reserves all rights to the content contained within this website, including any database data. The contents of this website are owned by or licensed to Holcombe Grammar School, or otherwise used by Holcombe Grammar School as permitted by applicable law or the copyright holder. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast or transmit any text, images, graphic, logo, button, icon including any underlying source code, unless explicitly stated, in any way, without prior written permission from Holcombe Grammar School or the copyright holder.

You may download one copy of the contents contained within this website to a single computer for your personal, non-commercial internal use.

By submitting any contributions to this site (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, to grant Holcombe Grammar School a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide. Holcombe Grammar School reserves the right to monitor, edit and reject any submissions made to this site.


Holcombe Grammar School has made all reasonable efforts of ensure that the content contained within this website is accurate, complete and up-to-date at the date of publication. All information is subject to change, at any time, without notification and Holcombe Grammar School accept no liability, whatsoever, for any information which is incorrect or out of date.

The contents of this website (including but not limited to, text, images, graphics, logos, buttons, icons) are provided on an “as is” basis without express or implied warranty of any kind. In no event shall Holcombe Grammar School be liable for any disruption or damages (including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business or information) that may occur from the use or inability to use any content from this website, even if Holcombe Grammar School has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


All names, images, logos identifying Holcombe Grammar School are the property of Holcombe Grammar School. All third party brand, product, service and company names contained on this site are the trademarks, service marks and trade names of their respective holders. Holcombe Grammar School does not give permission for their use by any person other than the holders. Any such use may constitute an infringement of the holders' rights.

Social Media Platforms

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the indicated social media platform. Use of such buttons is at your discretion, however, you should be aware that the respective social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.

This website may also display information provided by social media platforms. If you chose to comment, engage or take actions with the social content, either through this website or the social media, such participation is subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

External Links

Holcombe Grammar School is not, in any way, responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party's website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that Holcombe Grammar School have reviewed or approve of the connected third party's website or its contents.

You visit any external website, using links from this site entirely at your own risk.

Web Browsers

Websites published by Holcombe Grammar School generally support the current and prior major release of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozzila Firefox, and Apple Safari on a rolling basis. Other web browsers are available, however the use of any such browser is untested and may not provide the optimum user experience.

Currently Supported Web Browsers

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome (current stable version)
  • Firefox 60.0+
  • Safari 10+
  • Internet Explorer 11 has limited support and some features may not be available

Holcombe Grammar School also recommends using a modern, up-to-date browser, to provide maximum security and performance.

Internet Explorer, Compatibility View

Internet Explorer is only supported when running in “Standards Mode”. If a browser warning message appears, stating that your browser is outdated, it may be running in “Compatibility View”. You can turn off “Compatibility View” by clicking the button on the Address bar.

If you are using a networked computer from an intranet domain, your browser may continually display websites in compatibility mode. To fix this, go to “Tools > Compatibility View Settings” and uncheck “Display intranet sites in Compatibility View”.

Software Disclaimer

Holcombe Grammar School provides any software on an “as is” basis without express or implied warranty of any kind. In no event shall Holcombe Grammar School be liable or responsible for any disruption or damages (including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business or information). Any software provided and written by Holcombe Grammar School from this site has been scanned and tested during production, however, you should scan any software with an up-to-date virus scanner before use. Holcombe Grammar School also recommends ensuring complete and comprehensive backup of all data before installing or using any provided software.


These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.

In the event that any of the terms as outlined are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable to any extent, the affected term(s) shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall continue to be valid, binding and enforceable to the fullest extent of the permitted law.

Changes to Terms & Conditions

Holcombe Grammar School keeps the Terms & Conditions under regular review. This page was last updated on 7th October 2016.

If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you must stop using this website immediately.

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