There's no doubt: homework is an important part of study. But it's not the Holy Grail of academic success, and we don't believe that students need to lead a monastic life to achieve good grades.
Consequently, we aim for a sensible balance between work and play. We expect students to complete homework on time and to a good standard – but also want them to have time to spend with their family and pursuing their own hobbies and interests.
How much homework does the school set?
Every student will have a timetable detailing which each day's homework schedule – and the amount of homework set will vary according to age, approximately as follows:
- Years 7-8: 60-90 minutes per day
- Year 9: 1-2 hours per day
- Years 10-11: 1½-2½ hours per day
After-school Homework Club
Our after-school Homework Club enables students to complete their work in a quiet environment, with staff supervisors always on hand to provide help and guidance. The club runs from 4pm until 5.30pm (for Years 7-9) and until 6pm (for GCSE students).
Parents may book their children into the club free of charge.