16 July 2015

Eid row: Parents accuse school of refusing to switch leavers' assembly so it doesn't clash with Muslim celebration

Parents have accused school bosses of being insensitive and inconsiderate after ‘refusing’ to change the day of a Year 6 leavers’ assembly because it clashes with Eid celebrations.

Dozens of angry mums and dads signed a petition urging Manley Park Primary headteacher Tracy Hamilton-Hall to move the assembly at the Whalley Range school from tomorrow - the last day of term - to today.

Parents said scores of Muslim Year 6 pupils would be forced miss celebrating their final day at primary school because of Eid commitments.

In a letter to Ms Hamilton-Hall, parents said they will take their ‘entitlement to an authorised absence for religious observance’. [Manchester Evening News] Read more