Last reviewed on 1 July 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 43194

You're not required to have a home-school agreement. If you'd like to use one, download and adapt our primary and secondary models and see examples from other schools, to set clear expectations and promote effective partnerships with your school community.

Agreements are no longer a requirement

Since 2016, schools aren't required to have a home-school agreement due to deregulation legislation.

You can continue to have 1 in place if you want to use it to outline clear expectations and partnerships, but there's no requirement to do so.

Download our model agreement 

Adapt our model home-school agreement to save you time writing your own. 

See examples from schools 

Primary schools

Albion Primary School in Southwark has a home-school agreement that outlines the school's commitments in areas such as:

  • Parent communication 
  • The school environment 
  • Pupil feedback 

Read the full agreement here.

Hook Junior School in Hampshire sets out its rules for the school, parents/carers and pupils in its home-school agreement.

These rules are related to areas such as:

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • School uniform
  • Homework
  • Behaviour

Secondary schools

Helsby High School in Cheshire has a home-school agreement that contains responsibilities for parents/carers around: 

Take a look