The letter sent to parents of pupils at Lowerhouse Primary School, Burnley

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Lowerhouse Main Faculty

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The letter was despatched to oldsters of pupils at Lowerhouse Main Faculty, Burnley

A major faculty head instructor has warned dad and mom that youngsters discovered with e-cigarettes face being excluded.

There was a “worrying” improve within the variety of pupils caught with the units at Lowerhouse Junior Faculty in Burnley, mentioned principal Claire Holgate.

In a letter to oldsters, seen by the BBC, she it was “extremely regarding” that nicotine merchandise have been discovered.

The letter says e-cigarettes put “employees in danger” and alleges nicotine use has been linked to reminiscence impairment.

It warns that pupils discovered with e-cigarettes “can be handled in step with the college’s behaviour coverage”, which may result in exclusion.

In an announcement to the BBC, Mrs Holgate mentioned: “A letter was despatched to oldsters to strengthen the message in regards to the doable risks of utilizing e-cigarettes.

“We additionally needed to make dad and mom conscious that we’re doing what we will at school to discourage younger folks from smoking or vaping in any type, by offering some age-appropriate training to all our pupils in regards to the potential risks.”

The varsity, in Liverpool Highway, was rated as “good” by Ofsted on its final inspection in June 2014.

In January 2013 the first – which caters for pupils aged 7-11 – had been branded “insufficient”.

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Youngsters aged from 7-11 attend the college