July 14, 2022 7.39 pm This story is over 23 months old

Parents outraged as Lincolnshire pupils ‘punished’ for not wearing school blazers

The school claims no sanctions were issued over uniform

Two parents of pupils at a North Lincolnshire school have spoken of their frustration as they believe students are being punished for not wearing blazers despite the recent hot weather.

Emma Fletcher claims her 13-year-old daughter Ebony was “suspended” and sent home from her school – Outwood Academy Brumby in Scunthorpe – earlier this week for not having her blazer with her.

Students were instructed to bring their blazers in whatever the weather and the school told BBC Look North that because a small number of pupils behaved poorly there was some disruption to learning.

However, it added that “no students have been issued with any sanctions in relation to school uniform.”

Emma told BBC Look North: “She’s actually been suspended because of it, she’s lost two days of learning, I’m not happy.”

Ebony added: “I think it’s awful the fact that we’ve got to wear thick layers of clothing and it’s just quite concerning because why would the school want you to be uncomfortable in classes where the uniform is sticking to you.”

Another parent told BBC Look North she removed her daughter from the school earlier this week rather than have her put in isolation.

Sarah Day said: “She is aware of half of her school friends being isolated like she was threatened with, or sent home because there was no room left in isolation to hold the children who refused to put their jackets on.”