Pupils revolt over school uniform rules

Pupils revolt over school uniform rules as girl, 13, is told off for showing ‘too much ankle’ in trousers that the school provided her with

Lucy Daniels, 35, said daughter Hayley, 13, was put in isolation for her trousersMother said daughter told trousers provided by school showed ‘too much ankle’Elsewhere another student was told her legs were ‘too big’ for her trousers Pupils have been revolting against rules at John Of Gaunt School in Trowbridge

Pupils have been revolting over the strict school uniform rules imposed at their school after a student was told her trousers showed ‘too much ankle’ – despite the school providing them.

Lucy Daniels, 35, said her daughter Hayley, 13, who attends John Of Gaunt School in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was put in isolation for her trousers which were provided for her by the school over lockdown when the shops were closed.

Ms Daniels, from Trowbridge, said: ‘It’s getting beyond a joke now.

‘The trousers she’s wearing are ones the school provided for her because at the time we were still in lockdown and I could not go out and buy her any.

Lucy Daniels (pictured with daughter), 35, said her daughter Hayley, 13, was told her trousers showed ‘too much ankle’ 

‘She still wears the trousers to this day and still continues to get in isolation for the trousers the school provided.’ 

Ms Daniels claims teachers are applying the policy inconsistently with one allowing the trousers and another saying they are unacceptable. 

Elsewhere, another furious parent Lou Gover, 42, was told her daughter’s legs were ‘too big’ for the trousers she was wearing and John Of Gaunt 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.  

‘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.

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