Hundreds of pupils across Bristol have been told they can come in late on Monday after the Euro 2020’s historic final on Sunday.
Headteachers sent out emails this week, telling parents they can bring their kids in after the usual 8:45am drop-off if they wished.
Among the schools offering this kind gesture is Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy, Wansdyke Primary School and Cheddar Grove Primary School.
Wansdyke announced on its social media: “We know that many children will most likely be staying up later on Sunday night to watch the Euro final.
“In case some children need a little longer in bed on Monday, we will be opening the gates at a slightly later time, in addition to the normal times.
“Children arriving at the later times will not be marked as late.
“Years one, two, three and four gates open 8:30 – 8:40am and also 9:05 – 9:15am.
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“Years R, five and six gates open 8:45 – 8:55am and also 9:20 – 9:30am.
“Come on England!”
Bristol Live understands Redfield Educate Together Primary and Cheddar Grove Primary have also notified parents and carers.
They join other schools across the country that have decided to allow children a lie-in after the big match.
The headteacher of Kingsholm CofE Primary School in Gloucester sent a letter to parents today hailing the tournament as ‘the most incredible learning opportunity’ for children, and a chance to talk about values such as ‘love’ and ‘respect’.
He even told pupils a non-school uniform day might be on the cards if England win.
Meanwhile, a headteacher in Devon has been called a ‘hero’ for allowing children to come in at 10.30am.
It comes as Downing Street said employers who are able to should be flexible about allowing staff to go into work late on Monday or take the day off if England win Euro 2020.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “We would want businesses who feel able to consider it if they can but we recognise it will vary depending on the business and company.”
Downing Street has said it would set out any celebrations such as a victory parade for the England team “in due course” if they win the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
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