It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we must inform you that Helen Roberts (Geography and Careers) passed away
on Saturday 4th March having been diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5ET on 28th March at 1pm.

The funeral cortège will pass the school at 12.30pm

BAFB staff and pupils will line the inside and outside of the perimeters along Burnage Lane to pay their respects.

Any former students, Parents and Carers wishing to join us in paying their respects at this time
are invited to do so by standing on the opposite side of the road.

Please do not park your vehicle near school or on Burnage Lane. 

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Homework (Study Support)

We believe that regular homework is a great help in assisting a student’s learning.

Each student has a Homework Timetable, provided at the beginning of the school year, which gives a list of the subjects for which homework is set, and the evenings on which the homework should be done.

The boys all have planners and these are used to record their homework. It provides a useful check for parents who can thus ensure that homework is being set and completed by their sons.

We recommend 60 minutes homework each day for Year 7 and 8 students, 2 hours in Year 9 and 3 hours for Year 10 and 11 students.

We like parents to encourage their children to set aside a regular time for homework away from distractions. We recognise that it is easier for some students than for others to have a time and place for homework. If there are any difficulties about a child’s ability to do his homework, or any other queries about homework, please get in touch with your son’s Head of House. We will do all we can to help.


There is a regular Homework Club for all students which takes place at the end of school. In Key Stage 4 students are offered a programme of Revision Classes in order to enhance the learning required of their GCSE courses. Additional homework packs are available for any student who wants extension activities. You just have to ask.



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