Girl, 14, is put into isolation at school for wearing too-tight trousers after teacher says her legs are ‘too big’
Mum Lou Glover, 42, says the uniform rules at John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge, are ‘ridiculous’Another parent claims her daughter was told her trousers showed ‘too much ankle’Teachers have been criticised for not being consistent in applying rules on school uniforms
A girl has been put in isolation at a Wiltshire school after her trousers were labelled too tight for her ‘big legs’ while another pupil was told she was showing ‘too much ankle’.
Angry parents have said the policy on school trousers is ‘ridiculous’ and ‘inconsistent’ at John Of Gaunt School in Trowbridge, with different teachers making specific demands.
Lou Gover, 42, was told her daughter’s legs were ‘too big’ for the trousers she was wearing, and the school would keep her in isolation until she bought new ones.
‘My 14-year-old daughter was sent to isolation on Monday for wearing trousers that were apparently too tight,’ she said.
Lou Gover, 42, was told her daughter’s legs were ‘too big’ for the trousers she was wearing
‘It’s ridiculous. We were told the trousers were fine a month ago but today the same trousers are not acceptable.
‘The teacher told my daughter her legs were too big for that style of trouser. She’s only been wearing them for over a month after we had to buy new ones in April.
‘They told me they would have to keep her in isolation until they were replaced. I told them I would keep her off school.
‘I have been offered a refund and have spoken to the head about comments made by teachers.
‘This has gone on for months and caused a lot of stress where different teachers have different rules. It’s all costly and stressful for parents and the children.’
The school uniform policy at John Of Gaunt School in Trowbridge has been branded inconsistent by parents
It comes after St Martin’s School, in Caerphilly, South Wales has banned skirts, as headteacher Lee Jarvis said he is fed up of girls wearing them too short.