Dear Parents / Carers,

As Ramadan comes to an end and the preparations are being made for your family celebrations – may I firstly wish you all Eid al-fitr. Fasting at this time of year is especially hard with the longer days and takes much personal sacrifice – so well done to everyone.

I appreciate that you would like your child to have time to celebrate Eid with your family but I am asking you to take 1 day off school, the main day of celebration, and then send your child/children back into school rather than keep them off for 2 days.
We all appreciate that the children have missed plenty of days in school over the past 12 months. The staff are all working hard to catch children’s learning up – to do this we need the children in school.
I hope you all understand my reasoning and will support my request.
Warmest wishes

Mrs Nicola Walker