At Shuttleworth College, we know that high-quality homework can enhance the progress that students make.

Research shows that setting pupils high-quality homework has an average impact of five months’ additional progress in a year in secondary schools. Homework is used to extend, consolidate, and enrich learning, whilst allowing students to investigate new things.

Individual subject expectations for homework in terms of what is set, frequency and how long this should take can be found here.

Teachers set homework on the Shuttleworth College app, a guide for parents is available here.

Rewards for home learning are given to students in the form of achievement points, text messages home, postcards etc… We also provide students with a wealth of resources to help them with their homework. Students are welcome to use our library, well stocked with books and computers before school, during break, lunch, & after-school to complete homework. If they need additional help or support logging in or printing off resources, they can speak to their class teacher or Head of Year.

If a student does not hand in their homework on the due date, we will send a text home to ask for parent/carer support and a detention will be issued during which time students will be given the opportunity to complete any missed homework.

Please let us know if your contact details have changed to ensure that you receive homework summaries by emailing , or you can amend them yourself within the app.

For help with any technical problems (e.g. resetting passwords), please email ICT support via

If you have any queries about homework at Shuttleworth College, please email Mrs Price

‘The homework we are set helps us do better in lessons!’

‘In some subjects we get a choice of homework tasks, some of these are really fun to do!’

‘Doing my homework gives me a head start in class”

‘It isn’t just in class that we learn new things.’

A selection of quotes from year 9 students' about the importance of homework.