Parents fury after kids have shoes CONFISCATED by teachers and ‘miss lessons’ in uniform row | The Sun
PARENTS have been left furious after their kids had their shoes CONFISCATED by teachers.
Pupils at Sheringham High School, in Norfolk, had to "miss lessons" this week because of the bizarre uniform row.
Kids were told that their shoes weren't appropriate and that they would have to change them for ones provided by the school.
The uniform policy states "black leather or polishable leather-style shoes" are permitted but trainers are banned.
But parents have since lashed out because they claim their children are wearing footwear that fits the criteria.
Emma White said her son is being treated unfairly and the school should be lenient because of the cost of living crisis.
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She told the Eastern Daily Press that he wears black polishable trainers and shouldn't be punished.
Emma said: "Being a single mum on a budget, I feel it is important parents can choose where they buy their children’s shoes.
"It often makes more sense to buy a second-hand, branded shoe as then you have a good-quality shoe for a fraction of the price – and a shoe that your child can wear outside of school too."
Headteacher Alastair Ogle said that trainers have not been allowed at the school since 2018 and added that no children were sent to isolation for their footwear.
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He said: "Students are not punished for wearing incorrect uniform. I am aware of some online posts saying that students are being sent to isolation for having incorrect shoes. This is not true.
“The room we used to use for isolation is where we keep some the shoes and students who want them, collect them from that room.
"Staff and students are incredibly proud of our new uniform."
It comes after one mum claimed her her 11-year-old daughter was sent home for wearing the wrong shoes.
Melissa Pope, 37, branded the school "ridiculous" after her child Layla Thomson didn't learn anything on her first day of year 7 or even get to look around the site.
And one mum who was adamant that she wasn't paying £165 for uniform told how she took on the school and won.
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