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Latest update from Woodhouse Primary Academy

Updated 17.9.2021 16:30

Welcome to Woodhouse!  We have been delighted to welcome the children and the Woodhouse Community back to our school for hte start of the 2021-2022 school year.  To read the latest letter from Mr Wilson explaining the details about our return in September 2021, please click here and please click here for the letter sent out in July.  All other details explaining the measures we take to keep everyone safe, including previous versions of our risk assessments, can be seen on our Wider Opening page here.  As always, these plans could be affected by any changes in the local or national situation and will be updated accordingly.  The details of Step 4 of the UK Government Road-Map in place in England at the present time, can be found here.  You can also see the latest information from Birmingham City Council relating to coronavirus here.

Woodhouse Primary Academy is open to children in all our year groups, all children should attend school each and every day, unless they are unwell. If your child is unable to attend Woodhouse, please be sure to contact the school office by phone on 01214641769 or by email to let us know the reason.  You will be prompted for this if we do not hear from you.

If your child is not able to attend school due to a positive coronavirus test, then they are expected to continue their learning at home if they are well enough to do so.  Our committed teaching staff provide a full range of learning opportunities and lessons for children at home, as described by our remote learning plan here.  There is a wide bank of daily learning on our Google Classrooms or on our Home Learning website, where children can access the high standard of education we expect at Woodhouse each day.  If you have any issues accessing this work, please contact by email: or call the school office.  For all children, we continue to work digitally using Google classroom as our school learning platform for additional learning, home work and reading. All communication from Woodhouse comes out by email and is also placed on the school website.  We have given out over 130 devices for children to access learning and we do also have a limited supply of Vodaphone data sim cards and BT broadband hotspot passwords, which can be used to enable children to access learning online.  Please contact school if you need support with accessing remote education.

Where children are unable to attend due to a Covid19 infection, then Wonde vouchers will provided for children who are eligible for Free School Meals. Please note, this does not apply to Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) or Nursery.  If for any reason you need any additional support of any sort (for example food parcels, uniform assistance etc.) then please do contact school and we will do all we can to help. We can and will support any family in need - you just need to let us know.  We have access to support in school, help in the local community and also through Birmingham City Council agencies.  Please rest assured that any requests will be handled sensitively and discretely - you know that we will look after you and your family without judgement.  If you don't let us know - we cannot help.

If any personal details, such as mobile phone numbers, email addresses or home addresses change, please be sure to communicate this to school as soon as possible by contacting the office or emailing  You can also do this through our MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) app, further details of which can be found here.  As we will regularly need to contact you, it is especially important that you keep your details up-to-date so you hear from us regularly.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.  Please take care - keep yourselves and your families safe.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Wilson

Head Teacher


September 2021



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