09:56 Friday 13 September 2013

Trouser ruling is pants, fumes mum

Written bySARAH BOULD

Granville High School Granville High School

A MUM has blasted a school after her daughter was put into isolation for wearing the wrong trousers.

Granville Sports College in Woodville banned the tight bootleg ‘Miss Sexy’ style trousers before the start of the September term.

The disgruntled mum-of-four, who did not wish to be named, contacted the Mail claiming her 12-year-old daughter was put into isolation and made to work on her own because her trousers were too tight .

She said: “A teacher called her over and said her trousers were too tight. She was sent to isolation to work on her own and burst into tears.”

The parent, who said she bought two pairs of the same trousers from New Look, added: “It’s absolutely shocking. I’m not standing for it.”

There are also claims that one parent was told that the ban was to prevent the male pupils becoming ‘hormonal.’

Headteacher Sylivia Thomas said: “Ofsted are in school at the moment and have commented on how high our expectations are in relation a range of key issues. They have praised our stance and recognise that we are an improving school. Today for the first time ever we have had no pupils late to school. This is a far cry from the 150 who were regularly late when I first joined four years ago.

“We have been working hard to improve all aspects of our work and uniform has been a particular focus. All parents were notified by post before the summer holidays of our tightening of expectations regarding girls’ trousers.

“We explained that we would not be accepting ‘Miss Sexy’ style trousers from September onwards.

“This is a stance taken by a number of other schools in the area. The majority of our pupils turned up for school on the first day back appropriately dressed for a learning environment.

“The boys in particular have been incredibly smart and, apart from a few issues with incorrect footwear in the first two days, have been superb.

“I can’t comment on individual cases as we are working with a number of pupils at the moment to address issues with the standard of their uniforms.”

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