3.9:   Policy on the retention of Pupils


It is the policy of Sonna N.S., that where the class teacher, in conjunction with the Learning Support teacher and the Principal, feels that a pupil will have difficulty coping with the curriculum of the following year’s class and would benefit from repeating the current year’s curriculum, then, following consultation with the parents/ guardians, the pupil will be retained in his/her current class for the following year.

If parents/ guardians do not consent to the retention of the pupil, we will not go against their wishes, but we will keep a record of their refusal to grant consent.

It is the policy of the school that a pupil will not be retained in their class more than once, during their Primary School education.