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    Different schools have different policies, My school has these rules written: Detentions we reserve the right to detain any pupil without notice for fifteen minutes at the end of the school day. Longer detentions lasting from 30 minutes to 1 hour will be given with 24 hours notice. Staff will complete a detention slip for the pupil to take home to show to their parents. Pupils have the responsibility for informing parents. Under certain circumstances, such as conducting an investigation into an incident, students may be kept after school for longer than 15 minutes. If this is the case, parents will be contacted by telephone to explain the situation before the student is sent home. For more serious offences Head’s Detention will be issued. This detention will be for 1 hour on a Friday. Parents will be notified in writing. Parents should, when necessary, ensure that pupils detained know the arrangements for their safe journey home.

    Does this mean that they cannot give detentions longer than 1 hour as it states that the detentions would last up to 1 hour?
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    It says detentions are 1 hour so they should be 1 hour however it doesn't say it can't be increased either. Best to check with your school.
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    (Original post by 69XD)
    Different schools have different policies, My school has these rules written: Detentions we reserve the right to detain any pupil without notice for fifteen minutes at the end of the school day. Longer detentions lasting from 30 minutes to 1 hour will be given with 24 hours notice. Staff will complete a detention slip for the pupil to take home to show to their parents. Pupils have the responsibility for informing parents. Under certain circumstances, such as conducting an investigation into an incident, students may be kept after school for longer than 15 minutes. If this is the case, parents will be contacted by telephone to explain the situation before the student is sent home. For more serious offences Head’s Detention will be issued. This detention will be for 1 hour on a Friday. Parents will be notified in writing. Parents should, when necessary, ensure that pupils detained know the arrangements for their safe journey home.

    Does this mean that they cannot give detentions longer than 1 hour as it states that the detentions would last up to 1 hour?
    Ambiguous. Imo I dont think they will be longer than an hour, but you could get multiple ones or they could make bespoke arrangements. The rules look very reasonable and soft tbh.
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    Seems too lack clarity. But also seems rather soft. To be honest, if you obey the rules then it won’t be an issue.
 
 
 
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