Home Learning Expectations – 2024/25


Homework is an integral part of education in that it:

  • Promotes students’ self-discipline and personal responsibility for learning and organisation. 
  • Reinforces work started in class, extending knowledge and understanding.  
  • Gives opportunities to practise and develop skills.  
  • Allows parents to become involved in their child’s learning.  
  • Is valuable in ensuring students’ progress and raising achievement. 


The academy does not have a fixed Home Learning timetable and each department will set meaningful Home Learning when appropriate for that subject. 

The amount of time spent on each Home Learning task is should be appropriate for the task and but within the following guidelines:


Key Stage 3 English, Maths, Science Languages  Humanities Art, Technology, PE, ICT, TD,  Performing Arts, Music 
Weekly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly
30 – 60 minutes per subject 30 – 60 minutes per subject 30 – 60 minutes per subject 30 minutes per subject


Key Stage 4 English, Maths, Science All other subjects 
Weekly  Fortnightly
60 minutes per subject 60 minutes per subject


Key Stage 5 All subjects 
200 – 300 minutes per subject*


* At KS5 the most successful students will be doing ten hours a week of work outside of lessons per subject, this also includes independent study 

The role of students

  • Take responsibility for learning and submit completed work in a timely manner. 
  • Make sure they understand the tasks that have been set and seek clarification if required. 
  • Take pride in the presentation and content of their Home Learning and perform to a high standard. 

Students who fail to complete Home Learning

  • All students are expected to complete Home Learning on time and to a high standard. 
  • The completion of Home Learning is compulsory. Failure to complete or hand in Home Learning will be treated as a serious issue and sanctions will be imposed. 
  • Where there are issues with Home Learning, parents are encouraged to contact the relevant teacher. 

The role of parents in supporting their child 

To support your child’s academic progress we urge parents to:  

  • Provide a peaceful place in which their child can do their Home Learning, or encourage them to attend Home Learning clubs.  
  • Make it clear to their child that they value Home Learning.  
  • Encourage their child and praise them when they have completed Home Learning. 
  • Expect deadlines to be met and check that they are.  
  • Check and sign their child’s planner each week. 

Students with Special Educational Needs 

  • We recognise that students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may require that specific tasks be set that are consistent with a student’s Individual Education Plans.
  • While students with SEND may benefit from special tasks separate from the Home Learning received from other students, it is important that they also do as much in common with other students. 
  • A balanced amount of the right type of Home Learning will be set for students with SEND, in consultation with the parents and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

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