Ramadan and Eid

Dear Parents

We understand how important Ramadan and Eid is to everyone who it involves.  However, school is still open as usual and all children are expected to attend as normal.

We appreciate that Ramadan involves some very late nights so early mornings may be difficult for some but we do expect that all children will be in school on time every day.

Children are allowed one day of school absence for Eid.  The government guidance states:

Schools must treat absence as authorised when it is due to religious observance. The day must be exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which the parents belong. Where necessary, schools should seek advice from the parents’ religious body about whether it has set the day apart for religious observance.

Therefore, any days taken either side of Eid will be classed as unauthorised. Even though Eid will be an authorised absence for one day, it will still be recorded as an absence and will be reflected in your child’s attendance figure.

We wish you a happy and healthy month of Ramadan and thank you for your continuing support.

Yours sincerely

 

Miss M Davies                               

Head of School