We are very clear here that homework matters. Homework has a positive impact on outcomes: students who regularly complete homework are far more likely to make outstanding progress in school.

The benefits of homework


  • Instils the self-discipline of unsupervised study
  • Develops organisational skills
  • Develops independent learning skills, including the ability to solve problems and to overcome obstacles, leading to greater self-confidence
  • Helps the teacher to assess students’ knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Embeds core skills: literacy, numeracy, research and effective use of ICT
  • Helps prepare students for the demands of rigorous key stage 4 qualifications and life post-16

Key stage 3 homework

At key stage 3, the expectation is that weekly homework is set for English, maths and science only. This will be done via Tassomai, and students will be given a weekly goal to achieve. They will be set questions based on the topic they are currently being taught.

Key stage 4 homework

At key stage 4, the policy is that at least one piece of homework is set per subject, per week.

Class Charts

We regularly use the online platform Class Charts for homework.