Home-school agreement: model and examples

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.

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  1. Agreements are no longer a requirement
  2. Download our model agreement 
  3. See examples from schools 
28 January: we've updated our model agreements to reflect recent changes to our home-school communication policy – specifically, commitments about respectful communication between parents and staff. This is based on the DfE's staff wellbeing charter (see point 4 on page 6)

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. 

KeyDoc: home-school agreement (primary)

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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: 

  • Holidays 
  • Parents' evenings 
  • Social media 
  • Pupil behaviour and attendance 

Take a look at the full agreement here.

Sale High School in Trafford includes in its home-school agreement commitments for the school around: 

  • The curriculum 
  • Parent communication 
  • Welcoming families into the school community 

Access the full agreement from this webpage.

Special school

Paddock School in Wandsworth has agreements that set out its expectations around: 

  • The rights of the child
  • Individual education plans (IEPs)
  • Progress reports 
  • School newsletters 

There are separate agreements for its primary and secondary phase, but they contain the same content.

Download the agreements from the school's website.

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