Welcome to the official website of the Howard School, this will serve as a portal for Parents and Students alike to find valuable information at the click of a mouse.
"The Howard School aims to be a widely respected school which provides unmatched opportunities for students in academic, personal, cultural and social aspects of life."
The Howard School was established in 1975 by amalgamating Rainham Boys Secondary School and Gillingham Boys Grammar School to form a bi-lateral school. A bi-lateral school is one where admission to the grammar school section is by 11 plus selection and admission to the high school section is non-selective.
The school was named after Dorothy Howard who played a major part in the local community.
Since opening there have been four principals:
John Hicks: 1975-1987
Alan Jarrett: 1987 to 1997
Maurice Barry: 1997-2001
David Smith: 2002 - 2007
Paul Morris: September 2007 to present
The Howard School became a Grant Maintained School in 1994 when we left the control of Kent County Council. Following a change of Central Government we became a Foundation School in 1998. Although a Foundation School, the school works very closely with Medway Council who, since being set up in 1998 a a Unitary Authority, control education in the Medway Towns. The school became a Specialist Sports College in 2007. We are an 11-18 school.