School warns pupils of ‘detention’ if they’re late due to England Euros final

An English school was warned students that they would face detention if they arrived late on Monday after staying up late to watch England’s Euro final clash.

North Durham Academy, in Stanley, Durham weren't feeling the football spirit when they took to Facebook to remind parents and students that school on Monday will continue as normal.

The school said that all students must be at their desks by 8:30am on Monday and that there would be no exceptions despite the historic football match, Chronicle Live reports.

The warning comes as many schools across the country will allow children to start late so they can enjoy watching England take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Social media users were outraged by decision, and called the decision “ridiculous” and “shocking”.

The school said: “There will be NO exception for any child coming late to school on Monday, July 12.

“School will commence as usual at 8.30am and any lates will incur a detention.”

One woman wrote: “Party poopers” and another said: “Absolutely ridiculous”.

Another sarcastically said: “That’s the spirit”, while a woman added: “You’d think they would get some sort of leeway after the year they’ve had!”

One person said: “Absolutely shocking. Had a terrible year, the first bit of cheer and the school did this. Feel for the kids.”

Another school nearby, Rossmere Primary School in Hartlepool posted a message with the opposite sentiment, assuring students that they may arrive late on Monday if they wish to.

In a Facebook post, the primary school wrote: "If your child is a football fan and likely to be staying up until after 11pm on Sunday to watch the final, then let them stay in bed a bit longer and get to school by 10.30am on Monday. We would rather have children rested and in school ready to learn than absent all day or grumpy.

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