Mr McKeown, who has been headmaster at the school for the past eight years, said the academy is “consistent” in dealing with students who do not arrive in correct school uniform.
He said: “Students not wearing the uniform or refusing to wear the uniform in the correct way will be sent home to change.
“We do inspections around once a week,” he added. Mr McKeown said parents were notified if their children were sent home by text message and parents of Year 7 and 8 students sent home were telephoned before the student left the school.
He added: “We are setting the standards for this school and we are also preparing our children for the world of work.
“They are not going to go into the world of law or medicine or be leaders in industry wearing trainers or skinny trousers, they will be expected to dress smartly.”/cheer Chav parents are, predictably, OUTRAGED!! that their spawn have been told ‘No’:
Emma Lester said her daughter, Renee Carroll, 14 and in Year 10, was sent home.
She said: “She has been wearing shoes exactly like the ones she had on for nearly four years with no problems. We live in Christchurch and they didn't care how she was going to get home.
“What is more important, a pair of shoes or the welfare of a child? Renee is supposed to be doing an English exam.”When she can’t read or comprehend the school dress code? How’s that going to work out?