Home School Agreement

The Cromer Home- School Agreement 

This agreement is designed to make clear what we expect as a school, both from you and your child, and what you, in return, can expect from us. To this end, it is important you discuss this page with your child before you both sign it. 

 Parent/Carers are expected to .... 

- Support the ethos and values of the school. 

- Support the school’s policies and guidelines for behaviour (refer to sections in planner and school website).

- Inform the school about any concerns or problems that might affect your child’s work or behaviour.

- Ensure that your child attends school regularly, arrives on time and is properly equipped.

- Ensure that your child has the appropriate school uniform (see section in planner)

- Inform the school if your child is absent, using parent mail. 

- Encourage your child to work hard, to participate in school life and to do their review/homework tasks.

- Check and sign the planner weekly. 

- Contact the school if your child needs more help with work, review or homework.

- Attend Parents’ Evening to discuss your child’s progress.

- Accept and support our curriculum offer, which we continually adapt and develop to allow pupils to reach their potential both inside and outside of school.

Cromer Academy is expected to ....

- Create a safe environment for all pupils to flourish.

- Provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

- Encourage a high standard of behaviour, presentation and achievement.

- Encourage our pupils to work hard to discover their own special talents.

- Offer opportunities for our pupils to become involved in the life of the school and the wider community.

- Reward pupils whose behaviour and effort goes above and beyond the norm. 

- Keep parents/carers informed about general school matters and about their child’s progress. 

Pupils are expected to ....

- Adhere to the Cromer Way which is based on manners and respect, pride in ourselves, our school and Cromer, the town and its traditions as represented in our House system.  

- Respect others by treating staff, other pupils and support staff with kindness.

- Show determination by attending school regularly and on time and persevering with tasks..

- Have their planner with them and record any tasks when instructed.

- Bring the necessary equipment they need every day (see section in the planner).

- Wear the correct school uniform

- Work hard and do all of their classwork tasks and review work at home to the best of their ability. 

- Keep the school free from litter and graffiti.

- Develop their confidence over time by working hard to become more knowledgeable in lessons, developing our own unique talents and relationships with others. 

- Behave in a responsible manner and respect the public on the way to and from school.

Further details regarding the expectations of all members of the school community are contained in the relevant policies which apply to pupils, parents and staff upon acceptance at Cromer. These are available to view on our school website.


Uniform Code 


Boys: Black formal leather or leather-look shoes (that can be polished).

Girls: Black formal leather or leather-look with a low heel. 

No plimsolls or trainers or half shoe / half trainer types and no logos.


Plain black or grey ankle socks

Girls: Black opaque or natural tights.


Charcoal grey academy trousers.

Girls Skirts:

Charcoal grey pleated academy skirt.


White plain cotton shirts – long or short sleeved.


Navy blue Academy jumper with pale blue stripe at neck (optional).


  Charcoal grey academy blazer with logo on breast pocket.                     

This must be worn at all times around the school, except at the teachers discretion in        the classroom


Each pupil must wear their house badge on the opposite side to the academy badge.


Blue striped academy tie.                   


Dark coloured coats of a traditional style and hats and scarves can be worn to and from school

PE Kit

  • Navy Academy sports polo shirt with academy logo

  • Plain navy sports socks

  • Plain navy shorts/tracksuit bottoms or navy / black leggings

  • In cold weather the navy Academy half zip outer layer can be worn or a plain navy base layer or ‘skins’ is permitted to be worn underneath the polo shirt or trousers/leggings.

  • Team shirts will be provided for sports fixtures


Items of clothing worn for religious purposes are permitted and a conversation should be had with the Head of Year regarding this.

Jewellery - Permitted jewellery:-

Medical or religious aware necklaces and bracelets.

House badges and awards given by the school. 


One pair of small stud earrings only. No other forms of body or facial piercing are permitted. (An Elastoplast over a piercing is NOT acceptable). Pupils will be expected to remove.


Should items of jewellery be brought to school that are not permitted, the pupil should expect the item to be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.


Hair must be neat and of a natural colour and conventional style. Pupils will be placed in isolation until resolved. Lines are not to be shaved in and should be no less than a grade 1 and must be blended. In some subjects, pupils will be required to tie back long hair for safety reasons.  


If worn, make up should be minimal and discrete.  

Nail varnish and false nails should not be worn.

If the incorrect item is 'small' (tie or socks) then a replacement may be provided. Internal inclusion will be used for uniform breaches.


Review work at home

At Cromer, we expect subjects to set review work roughly every two weeks. So unless you have a specific piece of work to complete at home i.e an essay in English, or family activity planned, you should aim to do a consistent, set amount of 'review' work, five nights a week relative to your age during term time. Our guide here is 20 minutes for Year 7, 30 minutes for Year 8, 40 minutes for Year 9, 50 minutes for Year 10 and 60 minutes for Year 11.

By review work, we mean, for example in Year 7, reviewing one subject a night by reading notes for 10 minutes and then quizzing yourself, or getting someone else to do it, for another 10 minutes. For example:


Review work (examples we use)


eg. Spelling or memorising quotations.


eg. Use your book and or knowledge organiser to learn key spellings and dates. 


eg. Hegarty maths.


eg. Textivate online systems.

As you get older, the number of subjects a night reviewed could increase, or the amount of time spent on a particular subject could increase. The idea is that over time you will review all your subjects regularly, not just what you have done recently but topics they have done several weeks and even months before. That way, whatever your ability in a subject, your knowledge and confidence in a subject will increase over time, and the knowledge should start to get in your long-term memory.