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Hampstead School

Home Learning

Home Learning

Home learning is an essential part of the curriculum at Hampstead School.  It improves students’ thinking and memory and helps students develop positive study skills and habits that will serve them well throughout life.  Research shows that regular home learning encourages students to use their time wisely, and teaches them to work independently whilst taking responsibility for their own learning.

Home learning allows students to review and practise what has been covered in class and helps students to get ready for their next lesson.  In some subjects, home learning helps students learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and websites to find information encouraging them to explore subjects more fully than classroom time permits.  It also allows parents to understand more about what students are learning in school.

Home Learning Schedule

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9)

English, Maths & Science
One activity per week
All Other Subjects
One activity per fortnight

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 (Years 10,11, 12 and 13)

All Subjects
Minimum of one activity per week

Microsoft Teams

All home learning is set online using Microsoft Teams.

Students log in to their Microsoft Teams account through

Click here for instructions for accessing Microsoft Teams

Click on this link for our YouTube Home Learning How To Guides

Support with using Microsoft Teams and access to computers to complete home learning is available before and after school in the Independent Learning Centre.

Seneca Learning

Seneca is an education platform that can be used across all Subjects and Key Stages to set assignments for home learning, support revision both independently and in class where appropriate and provide excellent retrieval practise.

We now have Premium Access for all students across the school in almost all subjects.

Seneca can be accessed through the tile on then selecting "Continue with Microsoft" allows students to access a variety of home learning software with a single username and password. should be the first page every student visits each morning.

Microsoft Teams

The most straightforward way to access Microsoft Teams is from the tile on

A choice is then given whether to install the mobile or desktop app or continue using the browser. When using a laptop loaned by the school, please select the browser option. Otherwise, this choice will be down to personal preference.

Once logged in to Microsoft Teams students will be able to select their timetabled class from the available tiles in the Teams tab and view all assignments from the Assignments tab.

Follow this link for our Getting Started with Microsoft Teams video Tutorials: Home Learning How To Guides

School Emails

During the log in process, an email address may be requested. Email addresses for students who started Hampstead School after the 1st of September 2021 are simply their username followed by

For all other students please add STU before the username. Passwords are the same as those used for the school network.

Forgotten Passwords/Usernames

If students have forgotten their password or username for the school network, please send an email with full name and tutor group to who will be happy to provide a reminder/issue a new password.

Technical Support

Please first watch the Microsoft Teams video tutorials: Home Learning How To Guides

If the issue is not covered, please email with full details of the issue - screenshots are very helpful if available.

If you are unable to email, please call the school reception on 0207 794 8133 to request a call-back.

In the event of a whole school lockdown

All students will be expected to follow the remote curriculum provided through Microsoft Teams.

Remote Curriculum Information

Lesson resources and assignments will be uploaded as per our normal timetable and teaching staff will be available to give live support and guidance during each lesson. Click here for the daily schedule overview

All students will be asked to complete check-in and check-out assignments at the start and end of each day. 

Check-in assignments will be available each day from 08:30 to be completed by 09:00.

 Check-out assignments will be available from 14:55 each day.