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Lauren Morriss / Categories: News

The Academy is no longer obliged to give parents 24 hours’ notice of a detention and parental permission to detain a child is not required.  Parents will not normally be informed of any detention that is of 30 minutes duration or less.  A text message will be sent to inform parents of their child being entered into Academy or SLT detentions.  Please ensure you contact Reception if you change your mobile number.

In giving detentions, the Academy will ensure that the impact of the detention on the student’s travel arrangements is reasonable.  The welfare of each student will be considered along with factors such as any caring responsibilities held by the student.

By law, the permitted times for detentions are:

  • Any school day when the student does not have permission to be absent

  • Weekends but not those at the beginning and end of half term holidays

  • Teacher training days

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