We ask that parents or carers contact us on each day of absence before 8.30am by completing the KJAR Student Absence Form
Absence for appointments during the school day:
All non-emergency medical appointments should be made outside of the school day. If your child needs to attend an emergency appointment parents/carers should advise the office in advance by email or telephone. We also request that confirmation of the appointment i.e. appointment card, text or email are given in advance or on returning from the appointment. Absences for appointments will be recorded as unauthorised if evidence is not provided.
Request to authorise absence from school due to exceptional circumstances:
Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances. In making a request for an authorised absence from school you need to explain why you feel that the circumstances are exceptional.
Please note there is no right to authorise absence for a family holiday. If you take your child out of school without permission the absence will be unauthorised and we may refer the matter for consideration of legal action. You will need to explain why you are applying for an authorised absence and the circumstances which make your application exceptional, and why the leave cannot be taken within the normal 13 weeks annual holiday your child already has from school.
PE and Sports Wear
1. Where can I buy uniform from and how much will it cost?
2. What should I do if there is a problem with my child’s uniform or PE kit?
Please email the school office, and a message will be sent to the appropriate staff.
3. Can my child wear religious dress?
Yes, please write to the Headteacher to request an appointment to discuss wearing of religious dress.
4. How can I help my child to avoid losing items of their uniform?
5. Can my child wear jewellery?
Years 7 - 11:
Years 5 – 6:
6. Can my child wear make-up?
7. What happens in hot weather with ties (Years 7 to 11) and blazers (Years 8 to 11, optional Year 7)?
All students will be expected to wear their ties and / or blazers (depending on year group) to and from school. The Headteacher will decide whether students can remove their ties / blazers inside the classroom.
8. What will happen if my child is in the wrong uniform?
If there is a genuine reason for this please send a note or email your childs Tutor (Teacher for years 5 & 6). If there isn't a reasons for this then in line with the King James Academy Behaviour Policy your child will be issued with a “consequence”.