The Village Prep does not send homework home.
From Year 3, independent homework sessions take place at school. These are built into the school day and gradually increase as the girls move up the school, with two session in Years 5 and 6.
Although supervised, no assistance is given during these sessions. It is important that teachers can see what each girl has understood from the lesson and this helps inform planning for the next lesson.
The girls develop stamina and the ability to focus independently for set periods of time and, so we have been told by old VS girls, it helps them adapt to senior school life very quickly. This policy also has the benefit of allowing pupils to go home after school and use that time for family, fun and other outside interests. Furthermore, parents are unable to do the work for them!