Independent learning plays a vital part in children’s education and is set by teachers according to clear school and departmental policies. Students are equipped with a “student planner” which should be used to record all homework assignments.
Parents sign this weekly. If any parent is concerned about any aspect of homework, they are urged to get in touch with the school. There is also a homework club most days after school in the Learning Resource Centre.
In Years 7 to 9, students normally do homework in two or three subjects each evening, spending approximately half an hour per subject. In Year 10 and above, including the Sixth Form, a greater commitment of time to homework is expected. Whilst there is a homework programme for the upper school, the nature of the assignments and the need for students to develop good habits of personal organisation mean that it is not always possible to specify precisely how much time should be spent on each subject.
Further information about homework can be found either through subject areas or the links below: