Fuming dad slams school for sending teen into isolation over tight trousers

A furious dad has slammed his daughter's school for putting her in isolation because her trousers "were too tight" and claims they offered her a pair even worse bordering on "pornographic" instead.

The father has been left "livid" after his teenage daughter and other female students, were punished for showing the slightest bit of their ankles at Scott Medical and Healthcare College, Plymouth, Devon.

His daughter, who is in her final year of her GCSEs, was wearing the school trousers with some loafer shoes and her trainer socks when she was scrutinised for showing less than "three-quarters of an inch" of skin.

The school offered his daughter another pair of trousers, which her dad claims were even tighter around the crotch, reports Plymouth Live.

The student’s dad, who does not wish to be named, said that the college’s policy is that trousers must be touching the shoe and the pupils' ankles must not be showing.

The dad said: “The school before the Christmas break sent out an email stating the policy and after Christmas there will be a drive that all trousers are in line with the policy and if you can get trousers in the sale, then get them in the sale.

“I have always brought my children's [ uniform] in September which will last them that school year, unless it rips or tears, then I will buy a new set for the following year – I’m not made of money.

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“We bought my daughter two pairs of trousers in September and they touched her shoes, as it stated. I would describe them as fitted trousers. She has worn them from September until now.”

The student's dad said his daughter returned to school on January 7, following the Christmas break and she was offered some trousers by members of staff.

The dad said: “I told my daughter that she needs to try them on because the college is giving us an option and an hour or so later she called back again to say her trousers were too tight, rather than the initial issue being the length.

“I got my daughter to send me a photo of them and if it showed anymore off if it would be pornographic – you wouldn’t wear that to the gym, which got me boiling.

“I told my daughter to take them off and put her own trousers back on and then she was told if she doesn’t wear the trousers she will be back in isolation depriving her of her education again."

A spokesperson for Scott Medical and Healthcare College, Will Smith, who is the CEO of Greenshaw Learning Trust said: “Our expectation is that all students present themselves in-line with school policies and Scott College offers support to parents and students to ensure the correct uniform is worn.

“If any students or parents have questions or concerns regarding our policies they should contact the school."

The new policy states trousers should be of a smart, office-like appearance. No skin-tight trousers, no jeans, no leggings and they should reach the top of the shoes.

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The school has offered the dad, along with other parents, a £20 voucher to purchase new trousers that are better suited for the policy – which the dad believes to be a good thing.

But he said there was nothing that exists that the school was asking for and ended up buying primary school trousers for his daughter from a supermarket.

He added: “I spoke to someone from Greenshaw Trust, and told him that the length of the trousers can’t be implemented because they can grow in a matter of months. You can’t just exclude a child for that.

“I said to him when you say skin-tight trousers to me are what skinheads used to wear back in the eighties, that’s skin tights and my daughter’s trousers are fitted. He said it wasn’t what they were after.”

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