Sunderland at Wembley: School tells students they must be back for classes on Monday after Checkatrade Trophy following 'a number of holiday requests'
Fans might not be home for tea - but school pupils have been told they must be back for lessons after Sunderland's cup final game at Wembley this Sunday.
Related: Sunderland at Wembley: Pubs, parking, travel and food - everything supporters must know before Checkatrade Trophy finalSeaham High School has issued a warning to students and their parents after its staff received a series of holiday requests for Monday.
A statement on the school's Facebook page said: "We are sure you are aware Sunderland have reached the final of the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley on Sunday, March 31, kick-off 2:30pm.
"The club has announced it has been allocated nearly 39,000 tickets and we know lots of students and staff will be attending the game.
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"Whilst, we wish Sunderland all the best for the match and all those travelling a safe journey, we need to remind all that attendance at school on Monday, April 1, is expected.
"This comes after we have received a number of holiday requests for Monday which we are unable to authorise."
The Echo has approached the school for further comment.