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Easter break - Monday 8 April to Monday 22 April. School re-opens Tuesday 23 April

Information for Parents

Reporting Pupil Absence

TEL: 0113 8873602

Email: attendance@woodkirkacademy.com

Should your child be absent from school we request that you inform us by telephone of the reason for absence. A member of staff is available to discuss this from 8.00am daily and we would ask that we are informed before 9:00am if your child is not due to attend school.

As a Safeguarding measure, any student who does not receive a mark in registration and is not found to be in school is reported to parents by text message to ensure that they are safe and well and have not gone missing on the way to school.

We kindly request that parents contact on a daily basis to informof absence.

We also ask require a medical note or evidence that a GP has been seen for prolonged absence of 5 days or more.

If your child has an on-going medical condition please contact us to discuss the nature of the illness and we will support you to ensure that this has limited impact on their education. It may be that adaptations can be made for your child to continue attending school.

Punctuality

School is open to students from 8.10am.  All students should be in school and in their lessons by 8.50am.

Any student who arrives to school after 8.50am is deemed as late and must enter school via the Student Services Entrance.

We would ask that Parents please contact school if your child will be arriving late giving a reason and an expected arrival time.

Students will be given a stamp in their planner based on the reason for their lateness. A ‘black’ mark for an unavoidable late arrival at school or a ‘red’ mark if they could have made it to school on time.

Should a student receive two ‘red’ late stamps in a week or 3 in a half term, they will be issued with an after school detention.

Appointments in school time

We would politely request that where possible appointments in school time are not taken.

We appreciate that at times this is unavoidable and would ask that where possible appointments are made at the end of the school day.

Appointments will NOT be authorised for full days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Should a student have an appointment and need to leave school early, please ensure that they have a letter to confirm the date and time of the appointment and that they collect and complete an ‘Exit Slip’ (located in Student Services) to be signed by their Head of Year.

Students will not be allowed to leave without a signed 'Exit Slip'

Alternatively you may wish to call and speak to the Attendance Department.

Please be aware that without confirmation from home we are unable to authorise the absence.