‘Parents of children at a pre-school have been told they will be fined £1 for every minute they are late picking up their children.
Oasis Academy Limeside in Oldham said parents will be billed for leaving staff waiting around – and pupils could lose their place if consistently picked up late.
Headteacher Helen Arya said the letter was sent out to express ‘how seriously’ they take punctuality.
The letter was issued to parents of youngsters at the learning unit for two-year-olds at the academy, which runs two sessions a day – one in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Staff said parents late picking up their children from morning sessions leave staff with less time for their lunch and to prepare for the afternoon.’