Homework policy: examples

See examples of homework policies from primary, secondary and special schools to help you write your own. Also, adapt our sample clause for handling the impact of AI tools on homework.

Last reviewed on 25 April 2023
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  1. Primary school
  2. Secondary school
  3. Special school
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  5. Sample AI clause

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
  • Rewards and sanctions

Secondary school

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

  • The importance of homework
  • Types of homework that could be set
  • How much time different year groups should spend on homework

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 homework that different Key Stages and learners will get Marking, feedback and pupil

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