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Parents 'given three days notice' as school partially shuts for festival of Eid-al-Adha

Parents in east London were reportedly given just three days' notice that a school would be partially closing to allow staff to celebrate the festival of Eid-al-Adha.

Chobham Academy Credit: Google Street View

Chobham Academy, in Newham closed reception and classes for Year 1 and Year 2 pupils due to a "high number of staff requesting leave for religious observance".

Speaking to The Sun, another parent said it was outrageous they had been given to little notice.

We wouldn’t mind if it was included in the school calendar so we all knew well in advance that this was happening.

But to suddenly spring it on us just three days before is unacceptable.

People have jobs and lives and will find it difficult to get childcare at such short notice.

– Mother

Eid-al-Adha is the holiest day in the Muslim calendar but the date is based on the lunar cycle which means it changes each year.

The Saudi Supreme only confirmed the date of this year's festival on Friday.