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

Fred Longworth High School in Wigan has a school-wide homework policy setting out:

  • How homework will be set
  • The types of homework that will be set and why
  • How much time different year groups should spend on homework or self-directed study
  • What feedback pupils will receive
  • Expectations of teachers and pupils, and how parents can support their children
  • Rewards and sanctions

Each faculty also has its own homework policy, linked to at the bottom of the school-wide policy page.

Special school

How homework may differ