At Marlborough Road Academy we believe that the purpose of homework is to:

  • Consolidate and reinforce learning undertaken in class
  • Prepare children for future learning
  • Practice on-going skills (such as reading and times tables).


Teachers are responsible for setting homework appropriate to the child's age and ability and for giving feedback on homework where necessary.

Parents are responsible for providing their child with the time, space and resources needed to complete their homework. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's homework – to discuss homework with their child and to support them where necessary. Parents can also assist by keeping up to date with the school website, where information, guidance and news relating to homework can be found.

Finally we encourage parents to take their children on trips to the library – even reading with your child for ten minutes a night is getting active with your child's learning. Pupils are responsible for completing any homework set, including remembering to take homework home and return it to school before the due date.

The amount of homework given increases as children move through school, in line with government guidelines. The government recommends the following time allocations for homework.

Infants Years 1 and 2 1 hour per week
Lower KS2 Years 3 and 4 1.5 hours per week
Upper KS2 Years 5 and 6 2.5 hours per week

  Reading Spellings Number Facts Calculations
Infants Years 1 & 2 3 times a week Once a week Once a week Once every 2 weeks
Lower KS2 Years 3 & 4 4 times a week Twice a week 3 times a week Once a week
Upper KS2 Years 5 & 6 Every day 3 times a week Every day Once a week
Marlborough Road Academy, Dudley Street, Salford M7 4XD TEL: 0161 921 2110