As Ramadan begins before the end of term, plans are in place for pupils who will be fasting during this important time. We want to be as supportive as possible to our pupils, whilst ensuring that their education in school can continue with minimum disruption.
As in previous years, during Ramadan, separate rooms will be available to boys and girls at lunchtime. Pupils must ensure that the Contemplation area is used appropriately.
You will be aware that our school’s annual Activity Day takes place on Thursday 23rd June. Many pupils will be taking part in school trips and activities on this day. If you child is fasting , please remind them to inform the leader of the activity or group so that the group leader can take this into account for physical activity etc.
As in past years, there are two options available to support pupils taking part in Friday Jummah Prayers during Ramadan. Please use the tear off slip to confirm which option will be selected.
Option 1 – Parents can choose to remove pupils from school at the start of lunch time (12.20 pm) so that pupils can attend a mosque of choice. Pupils should sign out at the school office before leaving the building.
Option 2 –The Woodfarm Educational Trust, a Community group, continues to offer the use of the Woodfarm Education Centre building, which is a short walk away from the school. Trust members will lead Ramadan education sessions on Fridays in the Education Centre. This session will include Jummah prayers and will commence at 3pm. This will allow pupils to attend all classes on Friday. Pupils will leave school as normal at 2.45 pm.
Please click here to find attached prayer times sheet for the Woodfarm Education Centre.
Details of the Woodfarm Educational Trust and the Woodfarm Education Centre can be found on www.woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk . The centre has all appropriate washing and prayer room facilities.
Please accept my best wishes and Eid Mubarak when it comes.
Depute Head Teacher