Satchel – Homework Platform

Click here to direct to the Satchel parent welcome pack which will help you get ready for the school year ahead so you can fully support your child on their journey through education. You will find lots of advice and guidance as well as handy videos on a range of topics, including an instructional video for parents and carers on how to access Satchel.

What purpose should homework serve?

Create habits and promotes independence

  • Create habits
  • Develop independence
  • Routine/preparing for life
  • Develop good habits
  • Promote independence
  • Independent learning
  • Development of independent study skills


  • Recall
  • Retaining information
  • Consolidation of subject knowledge
  • Consolidation of learning
  • Revisiting skills/knowledge


  • Check progress of learning
  • Scrutiny of skill/knowledge
  • Development and progress
  • Assess understanding

Deepen Thinking

  • Extend learning
  • Further knowledge of pupils
  • Deepen knowledge- broaden the depth of knowledge beyond the curriculum

How should homework progress throughout Key Stage 3 and 4?

Year 7Year 8 Year 9/10/11
1. Setting standards and developing habits1. Consolidate / build on knowledge 1. Increasing independent study
2. Knowledge focused2. Increasing application of skill2. Increasing focus on exam demands

Year 7

  • Setting standards/routines
  • Engagement and retrieval
  • More focus on knowledge and understanding
  • Key Skills
  • Good habits
  • Up to 20 mins per piece

Year 8

  • Building on Year 7 and consolidation of subject knowledge
  • Knowledge development
  • Moves towards application of knowledge
  • Key Skills with increase volume
  • Systematic revision
  • Up to 20 – 30 mins per piece

Year 9/10/11

  • Exam Board
  • More independent/complex task
  • Exam style questions depending on subject area
  • Developing independent learning
  • Individual subjects
  • Systematic revision
  • Y9 30 – 40 mins per piece
  • Y10/11 Up to 40 mins per piece

All focussed on developing GCSE skills/knowledge and preparation.


Please click here to watch the Executive Headteacher Welcome Film


Please click here to view Year 7 September 2022 and Transition Information

Exams Advanced Information

Summer 2022 Exams ‘Advanced Information’ for Year 11 Pupils, Parents and Carers – Summer 2022 GCSE Exam Board Advanced Information

Click here to view the GCSE Examination Timetable 2022


Please click here to read information regards the School Day Consultation for September 2022

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