Added 6 June, 2013
Jane Austen College in England has joined a number of other primary and secondary schools around the country and announced it will be a homework-free zone to give pupils more family time. Instead, pupils will be expected to do all their work during school time, which will be extended until 5pm every day. The move is part of a growing trend to ban or reduce homework. In March this year Education Secretary Michael Gove approved plans for schools the reduce the amount of homework they set.