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To think it's not hard to adhere to uniform rules

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Puzzledconfusedandbewildered Tue 06-Sep-16 16:49:04

Yet again in the fail a school has had protests from parents (and police presence) due to 50 students being turned away on day 1 for breaching the uniform rules

Aibu to think the rules are the rules and if you want your child to attend that school you adhere to them?

Rinoachicken Tue 06-Sep-16 16:50:13


HackAttack Tue 06-Sep-16 16:50:58


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 06-Sep-16 16:51:01

What were they wearing?

HallowedMimic Tue 06-Sep-16 16:51:26

Unless it's a private school, many parents don't get much choice in school places.

Is it a stupid rule, like forcing girls to wear skirts, or making boys have super short hair?

JennyOnAPlate Tue 06-Sep-16 16:51:38

Yanbu at all.

Buzzardbird Tue 06-Sep-16 16:52:12

Police? What were they wearing?

Puzzledconfusedandbewildered Tue 06-Sep-16 16:53:10

It seems to be for wearing trainers instead of shoes (one Child cites having a hip replacement as reason for wearing trainers...I'd have thought good fitting shoes would be better for him personally) others it's wearing white instead of black socks

Puzzledconfusedandbewildered Tue 06-Sep-16 16:53:38

The police was because of the parents

Stillunexpected Tue 06-Sep-16 16:56:33

The usual hysteria from parents about duty of care, children being sent home "anything could have happened to them", protests about the school only saying black shoes which people interpreted as meaning trainers were allowed, people wearing white socks when they should have been black. Some of it might seem petty but the uniform rules were pretty straightforward, very little logo'd stuff, so it wasn't exactly rocket science to be able to adhere to it!

Buzzardbird Tue 06-Sep-16 17:00:17

Ridiculous. The wrong item of clothing would have cost the same as getting the correct item of clothing.

rosesarered9 Tue 06-Sep-16 17:00:19

HallowedMimic In DS' school it's the opposite. Hair has to be at least a 2.

rosesarered9 Tue 06-Sep-16 17:02:59

Buzzardbird School uniform can even sometimes be cheaper (Aldi).

harderandharder2breathe Tue 06-Sep-16 17:10:47


No sympathy for parents who don't follow the rules and encourage their offspring not to.

There will be many many occasions in life where they have to do something or wear something or behave in a way they would prefer not to. It's part of being in society.

YelloDraw Tue 06-Sep-16 17:11:54

one Child cites having a hip replacement as reason for wearing trainers...I'd have thought good fitting shoes would be better for him personally

Well I would have thought that a pair of well cushioned trainers would be much better for him. So there you go.

I think the hysteria of schools sending children home because they aren't in the correct uniform is bullshit. There is no evidence that having a strict uniform improves learning outcomes.

Soubriquet Tue 06-Sep-16 17:14:12

The local secondary school to me has just turned academy..

The outrage of uniforms on our local spotted page was mad.

Although guidelines were sent out during the holidays and parents tried to stick to them, in some cases it wasn't good enough and a lot of children were set home with uniform breaches.

Including one child who has a pair of Clark shoes and sent home because they look too much like trainers

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 06-Sep-16 17:17:52

Stupid petty irrelevant rules are there to be broken. A bit of organised insurrection is good for everyone in my opinion; we are far too passive in this society.

The wrong colour socks never stopped anyone learning.

WankersHacksandThieves Tue 06-Sep-16 17:23:00

I generally have to sit on the fence in this.

I agree that being in uniform really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, but at the same time I agree that it is generally easier to wear the uniform than not. Usually the fall out is because DC (or their parents) want to wear designer trainers and not proper school shoes. These are often more expensive and are there to make a statement about being able to have them. Parents are as bad as the kids sometimes as they want their child to be the coolest/most popular.

Buzzardbird Tue 06-Sep-16 17:28:23

I bet all the Police were in the correct uniform...that is the life lesson.

RebootYourEngine Tue 06-Sep-16 17:28:28

I am all for a uniform however reading this story i am on the fence.

Apparently one child was sent home because they had a buckle on their shoes. If 50 children are being sent home in one day then i would say there is something not quite right here.

datingbarb Tue 06-Sep-16 17:46:02

A similar moan has popped up on a local gossip girl page, parent I'm uproar that students were taken into s hall and told they can't attend school tomorrow if they are still in there trainers, skinny trouser etc! Apparently they even measured skirts with ruler and a student was told to change her bra as it was distracting for the boys hmm

I think the underwear comment is a little wrong but personally I think they should wear white/pale underwear under a white shirt

But the parents in uproar saying how does trainers, neon bra etc affect they're learning etc

One comment even says she can't afford to buy both her children who are in adult sizes proper school shoes confused so that's why they are wearing the latest trainer

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 06-Sep-16 17:50:58

OMFG, they sniffy about sock colour?

Blimey. That's taking the uniform thing a bit far.

Lancelottie Tue 06-Sep-16 17:57:25

I do wish shoes would lighten up a bit about shoes.

Secondary has been a constant battle to find shoes that fit a child with G to H feet at the toes, teeny narrow ankles, and whacking great orthotic insoles, but don't 'resemble a trainer'.

The rest of it... meh. Though allowing stretch fabric would also be handy for the non-standard shaped child.

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 06-Sep-16 18:10:05

Lancelottie you have my sympathies; we have fought the orthotics friendly shoe battle. Particularly difficult for a girl and they want all girls to wear little girly slip ons.

I had to get very angry, play the disabled card, and equip DD with a letter from her specialist to carry at all times and whip out if challenged by a random gestapo teacher in the corridor. Even then there were several occasions when said teachers refused to even read the letter and issued sanctions. Cue yet another email to head of year.

ForalltheSaints Tue 06-Sep-16 18:12:10

Some parents will not accept their child is in the wrong occasionally.

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