Homework Planners for Secondary Schools & Academies
Scroll down this page for details of our secondary school homework planners, for further information, samples and prices, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
After working with our competitors for many years, schools are often surprised by our attitude to homework planners. Over the past 20 years we have produced millions of planners for schools across the country, so we understand and empathise with the challenges that staff face when considering their planners. We have tailored our service to address these issues with features such as:
- Realistic copy deadlines - we know that you have to wait for other members of staff and for policies and events to be confirmed, so we plan your deadlines with this in mind.
- A flexible and personal service - we don't use online systems to create your planners, we employ humans to do the job, affording a far greater degree of support and flexibility.
- Complete customisation - every school and academy requires something different from their planner, so we tailor every aspect of the planner to your specific needs.
- Simple to switch - we won't ask you to recreate your planner content from scratch, we can work with what you already have.
Bespoke covers are a standard feature of our diaries, our team of graphic designers will produce a cover to your specification with minimum fuss. Supply your own images and ideas, ask us to match the design to that of your prospectus, or simply ask for some suggestions and we will be happy oblige.
Colour print onto high quality white art board gives a wonderful finish, and can be enhanced further through our range of options (see below).
Your Custom Pages
Unlimited in terms of number and combinations of mono, coloured paper and coloured print, your custom pages are truly that - yours! Include the important and useful information that students and parents need to refer to regularly and that help to make your planner the valuable tool that it is. Colour code sections to make them easy to find or add colour printed pages to highlight important content such as uniform or targets.
Your Diary Pages
Schools are unique, and with such extensive changes to education policy in recent years, the requirements for and uses of homework planner are more varied than ever. To reflect this we facilitate complete customisation of the diary pages. From minor adaptations to one of our standard layouts to completely bespoke formats which address your specific needs, our team will be delighted to work with you to develop a solution which helps to deliver the results you require.
In addition to customising the appearance of the pages, for schools with a two week timetable, we are happy to add their weeks 1 and 2 (or A and B, or red and green, or indeed any combination that you might need) to the diary pages, saving confusion for staff, students and parents.
Since we started producing homework planners in the mid 90s, there has been one subject that has been discussed more than any other - binding. If you can name it, we have tested it, and are delighted to say that we are one of the few companies in the UK who can offer the ultimate secondary school planner binding solution - metal spiral binding with coil locked ends. And one of even fewer companies who have the facility to do it in-house, giving us the most reliable binding and the most reliable service - a great combination, we hope you agree!
Of course, if you have a specific requirement for an alternative form of binding, such as plastic spiral, metal wire-o, perfect binding (softback) or case binding (hardback) we will gladly oblige.
Your Optional Extras
To further enhance the usefulness of your homework planners, we offer a range of optional extras. Our range of stock extras is listed below, but if you have a requirement for something different please do get in touch, we love to say YES!
Full Colour Reference Section
Included as standard in our A5 planners and as an option in A6 planners our full colour 16 page reference section includes UK, European and World maps, a periodic table, science, maths and literacy skills pages, a revision guide, frequently misspelt words and a map of the solar system.
RAG 'Traffic Light' Cards
The traffic light system is hugely popular with schools up and down the country and our standard cards include simple instructions as to the purpose of each card. Should you prefer plain coloured cards we are happy to offer them as an alternative.
Plastic Document Pocket
Hugely versatile, the PVC pockets which are bound into the diary help to ensure worksheets, letters and report cards are kept safe, and give parents a place to check for correspondence that has been sent home. Once you have included them in your planner you will wonder how you ever managed without!
Ideal for rough work, voting and jotting, we apply a tough gloss laminate to the printed cover, giving a robust dry-wipe surface.
One way to encourage students to turn up to class correctly equipped is to make their equipment even more useful. Our ruler bookmarks clip into the binding of the planner, providing a handy page marker and a transparent 21cm/8" ruler.
It isn't unusual for a customer to make a request for something different or unusual in their planner, which they feel would improve and add value to their planner, wherever possible we will strive to deliver special requests. Examples include perforated pages (for absence or detention slips), ribbon page markers, plastic book jackets and hard covers. If you have an idea for something different that you would like to include in your planner, please do not hesitate to get in touch and discuss it further.