We believe that all students should develop skills as independent learners. Home study plays an important part in the development of this skill and is essential if students are to achieve maximum success in their work.

Homework at Hurworth allows students to build on the non-negotiable knowledge covered in class. In addition, it provides opportunities to inspire and develop a wider understanding of key topics and concepts.

Key Stage 3

In English, Maths and Science students are set activities through on- line platforms. Students will complete I hour of homework per week.

For other subjects students will complete the equivalent of 30 minutes per fortnight. This could be a series of shorter tasks or a longer research/ creative task.

Key Stage 4

Homework will be set to complement the course students are following and prepare them for their qualifications. For option subjects, students will complete 1 hour of homework per fortnight. For core subjects they will complete 1 hour per week. The schedule will be determined by the Head of Department in each subject area.

All homework will be set on ClassCharts.

Please inform your child’s form tutor if circumstances arise which make difficult the provision of the right conditions in which homework may be undertaken. There are weekly homework clubs which students can attend both at lunchtime and afterschool.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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