School warns pupils face detention if late tomorrow after England final as thousands allowed to start class at 10am

A SCHOOL has warned pupils they will be given detention if they're late tomorrow after England's Euro 2020 final.

Pupils at North Durham Academy in Stanley, Durham were told to be at their desks by 8.30am on Monday with "no exception".

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Some parents slammed the secondary school's "party poopers" and branded the decision “ridiculous” and “shocking”,Chronicle Live reports.

It comes as many schools in England have allowed pupils to come in late tomorrow following tonight's historic Euros clash with Italy.

A message from North Durham Academy on social media 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.”

'SHOCKING'

The post was later removed after a backlash from parents.

Chronicle Live reports that one person wrote: “Absolutely shocking. Had a terrible year, the first bit of cheer and the school did this.

"Feel for the kids.”

Another said: "You’d think they would get some sort of leeway after the year they’ve had!”

Sun Online has contacted the school for comment.



Tonight's final kicks off at 8pm with England aiming to end decades of hurt at tournaments.

Gareth Southgate's team stands on the brink of the country's first trophy since 1966's World Cup triumph.

The team's success has seen the country hit footie fever pitch, with a record-breaking audience of millions set to make tonight's final Britain's most-watched TV television event of all time.

Extra time could see the game end around 11pm, with schools and bosses allowing pupils and staff to come in later tomorrow.

FEVER PITCH

Teachers at Rossmere Primary School in Hartlepool have told parents they can let their kids have a lie in on Monday morning.

Parents and carers were told the Euros final will be a "learning opportunity".

Students will be able to show up for class by 10.30am on Monday morning.

A school spokesman told Teesside Live: "We would rather have children rested and in school ready to learn rather than absent all day or grumpy."

Fairfield Academy in Stapleford sent a message out to all parents to
say any football fans who will be staying up late for Sunday's game don't have to be at school until 10.30am.


And pupils at Salcombe Church of England Primary School in Devon are also being encouraged to stay up late on Sunday to watch the game.

Many firms are allowing staff a lie-in on Monday morning to sleep off the boozy celebrations if the Three Lions beat Italy in the Wembley showdown.

Downing Street said bosses who are able to should be flexible about allowing staff to go into work late on Monday or take the day off if England triumph in the final. 

Meanwhile, Brits could net a four-day bank holiday in August if England wins the European Championship tomorrow evening. 

Boris Johnson is considering creating a footie bank holiday in August if England storms to victory in the Euros.

The Sun has learnt officials are already drawing up proposals for a national day-off so fans can celebrate a Three Lions triumph free from hated Covid restrictions.

Any victory parade is also expected to be delayed until after Freedom Day on July 19 so jubilant supporters can join their heroes free from curbs on crowds.

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