Shenton Primary School

Empowering and nurturing young minds to achieve excellence

Ramadan Mubarak


Ramadan is beginning for many of our families this weekend. During this special  time, I know that many children are keen to copy older family members. Fasting is not compulsory for young children and with longer, warmer days, it can impact on their health & well-being.


We do not expect children in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 or Y5 to fast during the school week. Please try to encourage your child not to fast as it is not compulsory. They can always join in over the weekends.


If you do decide your child will fast, we will expect you to take them home for lunchtime so that you can monitor their health, decide if they should continue and to support them with their prayers.


If your child is in Y6, we will support them. They will be asked to stay in during lunchtimes to conserve energy.

They will also need to come to school with an extra snack/water just in case they feel unwell and need to break their fast. Please make sure your child understands their health should always come first.

Whilst we will do our best to support the children that want to fast, please make sure they know that if they are un well it is okay for them to break their fast.

We wish you all a peaceful Ramadan.