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Furious mum says daughter was sent home from school after teacher said trousers were 'too tight'

Anish Vij

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Furious mum says daughter was sent home from school after teacher said trousers were 'too tight'

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A furious mother has claimed her daughter was sent home for wearing trousers that were 'too tight'.

The mum said her 12-year-old was in tears when she called her from her first day at school at Colne Valley High School in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

The replacement uniform that was reportedly provided by the school made the young girl feel 'humiliated' as it did not fit her.

This comes after the school introduced an 'updated uniform policy'.

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The mum told Yorkshire Live: "I am fuming! My daughter who is starting year 8 has been humiliated.

"I followed the uniform policy. I have ordered the pleated tailored grey skirts costing me a small fortune.

"Other girls were getting sent home if they refused to wear trousers or skirts they provided. This has really upset me and to be honest I’m fuming.

"I think they have focused so much on appearance but for what?? How is sending girls home for their appearance any better?"

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A furious mother has claimed her daughter was sent home for wearing trousers that were 'too tight'. Credit: SolStock / Getty Images
A furious mother has claimed her daughter was sent home for wearing trousers that were 'too tight'. Credit: SolStock / Getty Images

Another Colne Valley parent - who took to the Marsden Community Facebook Page - said: "My daughter got suspended as they said her trousers were too tight, they were fine. And the school didn't contact me to say they had suspended her, she walked home and by the time she got home to Golcar I'd still not heard from them. Anything could have happened to her. It's ridiculous.

"What if something did happen to her walking home, what would happen then? I got an email from them at 11.49am to let me know so that's only nearly three hours later."

Colne Valley's principle Kate Smith said: "We introduced an updated uniform policy ready for September back in the summer term in response to parental feedback.

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"We are very keen to work with parents and carers and have communicated regularly both before and throughout the summer holidays to ensure that they are aware of the changes and expectations.

"We have also regularly communicated the procedures for any student not following the policy and, upon return to school this term, this has been a very small minority.

"We know that purchasing uniform can be difficult for some families and so have offered full financial support to all families, whether in providing the uniform for them or supporting the purchase of uniform chosen by students and parents."

The mum said the school made her daughter feel 'humiliated'. Credit: SolStock / Getty Images
The mum said the school made her daughter feel 'humiliated'. Credit: SolStock / Getty Images
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The principle added: "We have also offered brand new uniform in school for any student to either borrow or use permanently so that all students can follow the school policy.

"We have not issued suspensions as a result of the uniform policy.

"As with any issue, we only ever suspend students as a last resort and after supportive and reasonable provisions have been offered or if a student continues to choose not to comply with the behaviour policy.

"All of our policies aim to support all students in maintaining high standards of behaviour and learning.

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"Our students have returned in a very mature and sensible fashion, enjoying their first day or first day back at CVHS and we thank our parents, carers and community for their continuing support."

Tyla has contacted Colne Valley High School for additional comment.

Topics: Fashion, UK News, Parenting

Anish Vij
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