A mum has revealed her daughter was threatened with a month of detentions for wearing “inappropriate” shoes to school.
And, the academy ordered her mum to replace them within just 24 hours.
More than 100 students were reportedly hauled into a meeting at a British secondary school for not correcting uniform issues over night.
And, parents lashed out at the school after their children were separated from their peers over wearing the wrong uniform trousers and shoes.
One mum was fuming after her daughter’s black Vivienne Westwood shoes were dubbed inappropriate.
She told GrimsbyLive : “I received a letter saying that she would be in isolation for the whole of January if we did not change her shoes.
“However, we were given less than 24 hours to change this and I couldn’t afford to change them either.
“I didn’t understand why she had to change her shoes though as she’s worn the same ones since year seven.
“She hates school now and is miserable when she goes and when she comes back. I’m all for following policy, but this seems a bit extreme.”
The mum continued: “I know one girl got put into isolation and had a panic attack over it because she’d never been told off before.
“It’s frustrating that this is happening. If the students are naughty then fine, but we weren’t given enough time to change things so I’m a little upset that this is what has happened.
“I’ve been threatening to pull her out if this carries on.”
The school’s policy states that pupils have to wear black, flat shoes – and trainers, canvas shoes and boots are all banned.
Large embellishments such as “bows or hearts” on shoes are also banned.
Trousers have to be full length, smart, black and tailored, but cannot be tight fitted.
Another parent, Karen, 50, stated that her stepdaughter was put in isolation for having socks that weren’t long enough and showed her ankles when she sat down.
The stepmum said: “My stepdaughter was put in isolation for having socks that weren’t long enough and that showed her ankles when she sat down.
“I received a phone call from the school on Tuesday night telling me her trousers were too tight so I checked her trousers and there was definitely nothing wrong with them.
“In the end, she was put in isolation and ended up missing a chemistry exam because of it.”
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She added: “Kids have got GCSEs to worry about, this is not what they need. They’re also not able to get a hot meal while they’re in there and can only have sandwiches.
“I feel sorry for the kids who are being persecuted by all this. Some are suffering greatly because of it all and some have gone home terrified, it’s ridiculous.”
The school states that it had a strict uniform that “parents are made fully aware of” and that the policy promotes a sense of belonging and equality.
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