The King's (The Cathedral) School


At the King’s School, we believe that learning is complimented by a good, well-managed homework programme which aims to help children and young people to continue to develop the skills and attitudes they need for successful lifelong learning.

Homework is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their independent learning, showing an understanding of the work set and essential subject skills. Homework can take many forms, such as preparation for a new topic or application of a concept, but will be set appropriate to the ability of the students with feedback provided to support progress.

Homework is set on the 'Show My Homework' platform, which provides students with a comprehensive to-do list with a clear schedule that will support students in managing their time effectively, whilst providing parents with a tool to help support their child.

At the King’s School we appreciate that the transition from primary to secondary can bring many challenges to our new Year 7 students. To support these students in developing good study habits and time management, they only receive homework from the 3 core subjects, Maths, English and Science for the first half term of Year 7.

Year Group

Frequency of Work Set


One homework per 2-week cycle for Maths, English & Science for the first half term

Thereafter, one homework per subject per 2-week cycle


One homework per subject per 2-week cycle



Two homeworks per subject per 2-week cycle


Sixth Form

As and when appropriate

You will find homework timetables for pupils in Years 7 to 11 at the sections below.  Further details of work set can be found at Show My Homework.