Code of Behaviour

At Kippax North, pupils’ behaviour is excellent; it is a source of great pride and key to our strong reputation within the community. Our school vision of Digging deep, Aiming High underpins our high expectations of pupil conduct and ensures it is maintained in every classroom across school. We consistently focus on positive messages and whilst we have a number of rewards and systems for the recognition of excellent behaviour, our primary driver is intrinsic motivation, which we reinforce through our 6 core values;

Individuality, Kindness, Pride, Resilience, Integrity and Equality

Children are encouraged to consider the consequences of their actions, to understand that rights and responsibilities go hand-in-hand, and to make the right choices about how they behave. Much emphasis is placed on helping and co-operating with each other. Older pupils are expected to encourage and support the younger children, and to set a good example by their own behaviour and we have a number of UKS2 pupils in leadership roles which facilitate this.

All adults are excellent role models who demonstrate our values in action and make them explicit so that children have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. We have established “What to dos” and whole-school “silent signals” for consistency and to ensure no learning time is lost.

We do not tolerate rudeness, aggression or bullying from anyone in school.  Where behaviour occasionally may fall short of our high expectation, we have a clear reminder system to support children to make good choice.  Our 3 school rules are simple, yet all-encompassing:

  • Follow instructions
  • Use positive language
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

It is important that home and school work together to achieve our aims. Every school needs to have some rules and to make sure that they are followed if children are to be safe and have good opportunities for learning. Our Learning Mentor supports families where required and we work closely with external agencies, including the Cluster team, to meet the needs of our community.

Please see below for our behaviour documentation.


Term dates 2023-24

Term Dates for 2023-24 Can be found here

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Wednesday 6th Sept to Friday 27th Oct

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19th Feb to Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 9th Jan to Friday 9th Feb

Monday 6th Nov to Friday 22nd Dec

Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25th Dec to Friday 5th Jan

Half Term

Monday 30th Oct to Friday 3rd Nov

Half Term

Monday 12th Feb to Friday 16th Feb

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

Monday 3rd June to Friday 19th July

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2023 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2022
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
17 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
16 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

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