Homework & Extended Learning

Mrs Susan King with students

Homework at Bristol Free School

Homework is an integral part of all students’ learning. It is work undertaken independently by a student and it may include research, learning from a text, a written task, drawings, reading and much more besides. The aim of students completing homework is to progress their learning, enrich their classroom experience, encourage independent study and facilitate a love of learning. We also want students to extend their knowledge and understanding of a subject. Staff at Bristol Free School set homework and we expect students to complete the work. We provide a homework club for students at the end of the school day, and it is, as ever, very popular. However, we want to ensure that our homework provision is high quality and crucially, parents are not only aware of when homework is being set, but what is being set. Indeed, as homework is designed to be carried out by students independently, we don’t want to limit the amount or scope of what students can do. Parents and carers can and do play a crucial role in the monitoring of homework and providing encouragement for the students to complete such work. However, we would like to make the whole process easier for parents and carers to access, more transparent and deliver more high-quality challenges to the students.