Information for New Parents

This page sets out useful information for parents/carers whose children are joining Wood Green.

WGS Uniform Information 

Your child's contact details: Keeping us informed of your up to date contact information is extremely important. The school will use this information to contact you for a variety of reasons which include; if your child has not arrived at school, medical/sickness incidents, pastoral care, changes to school bus timings and school trips. If you change your address, email address or telephone numbers please update these via the tools in:  

My Child at School (MCAS)

or send an email with the new information to 

Email: Parent email addresses are used for general email updates, MCAS, and a weekly WGS Briefing detailing news, next week’s events and dates for your diary. Do email your child's tutor if you have any concerns.

Staff Contact Details 

Please email us if you are not receiving regular email updates from the school.

Making contact: if there are any problems we can help with, or should know about, or if your child has achieved something we can share in, please let your child's form tutor know by email .  A link to staff contact details can be found above. We also like as much feedback as possible from you concerning the general life of the school. 

Our Pastoral system has its own section on the school web site covering: Our Values, Mission and Vision House SystemSafeguardingYoung Carers 

Online reportsMCAS is the school's online reporting system which shows details such as attendance, past reports, homework and other information for your child/children. New parents will receive a communication on how to log in shortly after their child has started at the school. 

My Child at School (MCAS)Letters Home 'General' letters are published on the school website. Any acknowledgement slip should be signed and returned to your child’s form tutor as soon as possible. 

Term Dates Please note the INSET days may vary, so please check our newsletters or our website for up-to-date information.

Attendance The Attendance page explains what to do if your child is too ill to attend school, has a medical appointment, is likely to be late to school, or if you want to apply for holiday leave: 

The School Day Please note the timings of the school day are different on a Wednesday. 

Travelling to School This link explains bus services and advice on journeys by car or walking.

CurriculumThe Curriculum section of the school website lists the range of subjects and courses studied at Wood Green. 

Extra-Curricular Clubs Clubs and societies run during the lunchtime and after school for students of all ages. 

Visits. The school has a strong tradition of visits and residential work in a wide range of areas, for example, curricular fieldwork, outward bound activities, foreign exchange and theatre visits.  The Education Act allows for the charging of board and lodging costs.  Parents in receipt of Family Income Support or Supplementary Benefit are entitled to support with these residential costs on production of documented evidence and, as always, such matters will be treated discreetly and in confidence. See our Charging Policy - Guide for Parents

HomeworkHomework is set for all students from Year 7 to 13 and is made available on MCAS and The Student Portal

Progress Evenings. We view these as an important formal means of cementing the partnership between home and school, and both our subject reviews and assessments aim to give as much information about your child’s progress as possible.  Meeting dates are emailed to parents and can be booked on MCAS when advised that bookings are open.