Cheltenham Ladies’ College pupils told homework end ‘not imminent’

Jun 8, 2015 by

The head of Cheltenham Ladies’ College says homework is not coming to an end there, despite recent media coverage to that effect.

The head of Cheltenham Ladies’ College has had to “break the news” to pupils that the “end of homework is not quite as imminent” as they might have hoped.

It follows media coverage claiming the institution is banning “prep” – a public school term for homework – to “save pupils from depression”.

Principal Eve Jardine-Young said: “The headline about homework being banned was not entirely accurate.”

She said it was being looked at as part of an “overall review of learning”.

Claims the prestigious independent school was considering scrapping homework were made in The Times after an interview Ms Jardine-Young gave to the newspaper.

Although the principal admits the girls’ school is looking into the “daily” prep being handed out to its 850 students, she said it was not abolishing “traditional homework”.

Source: Cheltenham Ladies’ College pupils told homework end ‘not imminent’ – BBC News

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