Last reviewed on 25 February 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 41599

See examples of homework policies from primary, secondary and special schools to help you write your own.

Primary school

Shadwell Primary School in Leeds has a homework policy that covers:

  • When pupils take books home for reading
  • How long they should spend reading at home
  • English and maths homework
  • Spelling and times tables expectations
  • Additional half-termly homework tasks, such as a learning log and key instant recall facts
  • Instances when pupils may receive additional homework
  • How homework will be recorded
  • Awards and sanctions

Secondary school

Chelmsford County High School for Girls in Essex has a school-wide homework policy setting out:

  • The importance of homework
  • The types of homework that could be set
  • How much time different year groups should spend on homework
  • Expectations of teachers and pupils, and how parents can support their children

Special school

How homework may differ in form, expectations and outcomes How long the school recommends pupils spend on homework The roles of the class teacher, leadership team and governing board, and parents and carers The