Following an enquiry from the local press concerning School staffing arrangements during Eid we respond as follows:

The school will be open on both 28th and 29th June.

For the education and safety of our children it is absolutely essential that we have the appropriate staffing ratios in all areas of the school.

We have asked parents and carers to let the School know if they intend for their children to be absent on either the 28th June or 29th June to celebrate Eid and this information is being collected and will inform our decisions.

We are hoping to be able to agree to all staff requests for absence. However, it may be the case that we will not know for certain the number of pupils and students attending school until after Registration on Wednesday and Thursday morning and therefore we do need to ensure that all staff are prepared for this possibility. Registration takes place at 8.40am. We will then authorise staff absence quickly if appropriate staffing ratios have been met.

We understand that some staff, unfortunately, do find this disappointing. We do recognise the importance of this celebration for our staff, but we do need to ensure the safety of the pupils and students attending our school on 28th and 29th June before we can reduce staffing on these days.