School threatens student with a month’s detention over ‘inappropriate’ shoes

A schoolgirl was threatened with a month’s imprisonment for her ‘inappropriate’ shoes, with the school forcing her mother to replace them within 24 hours.

More than 100 students from Tollbar Academy in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England were dragged to a meeting after failing to correct uniform issues overnight.

Angry parents hit school after their children were separated from the others because of a problem with pants and shoes.

A mother was furious after her daughter’s black Vivienne Westwood shoes were deemed inappropriate.

She told GrimsbyLive: “I got a letter saying she would be in isolation all January if we didn’t change her shoes.

“However, we were given less than 24 hours to change this and I couldn’t afford to change them either.

“However, I couldn’t understand why she had to change her shoes, since she’s been wearing the same shoes for seven years.

“She now hates school and is miserable when she goes and when she comes back. I’m all for policy following, but this seems a bit extreme.

“I know that a girl was placed in isolation and had a panic attack because she had never said anything to her.

These shoes were deemed inappropriate by the school.
These shoes were deemed inappropriate by the school.
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“It is frustrating that this is happening. If the students are naughty, fine, but we didn’t get enough time to change things up, so I’m a little upset that this is what happened.

“I have threatened to take her out if this continues.”

The uniform policy requires students to wear black, flat shoes and prohibits athletic shoes, athletic shoes, canvas shoes, and boots.

Shoes with large embellishments on the front are not allowed, ‘such as bows or hearts’.

Pants should be full-length black, slim and tailored from non-stretch fabric, and shouldn’t be tight around the leg or cropped to the ankle, according to the school’s website.

Karen Marriott, 50, has a stepdaughter in Year 10 and claims there is nothing wrong with her pants.

She said: “My stepdaughter was placed in isolation because she had socks that weren’t long enough and showed her ankles when she sat down.

“I got a call from the school on Tuesday night that her pants were too tight, so I checked her pants and there was absolutely nothing wrong with them.

“She ended up in isolation and missed a chemistry exam as a result.

A spokesperson for Tollbar Academy said: "Tollbar Academy has a strict uniform policy that all students and parents are fully aware of before joining the Academy.
“Tollbar Academy has a strict uniform policy that all students and parents are fully aware of before joining the Academy,” a spokesperson said.
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‘Terrified’

“Kids have GCSEs to worry about, this is not what they need. They also can’t have a hot meal while there and can only get sandwiches.

“I feel sorry for the children who are being persecuted by all this. Some are suffering greatly from all this and some have gone home terrified, it is ridiculous.”

A spokesperson for Tollbar Academy said: “Tollbar Academy has a strict uniform policy that all students and parents are fully aware of before joining the Academy.

“The unified policy fosters a sense of belonging and equality in our community, and the vast majority of our students and their parents fully adhere to this policy – ​​for which we are very grateful.

“Unfortunately, a small number of students have not adhered to this.

“Despite a number of reminders, meetings, and input from form teachers over the fall, some students have still not followed the rules.

“We recognize that it is an essential part of our role to prepare students for life outside our gates, for example in the world of work where they may have to follow a dress code.

“In addition, in the wider society we all have rules and expectations that we have to follow.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced here with permission.

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