A MUM has been left raging after her son’s school booted him out of lessons over his shoes.
Nicki Mawby, 35, from Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, insists her 15-year-old son Tyler Hickin’s black Vans do not breach Sir Harry Smith Community College’s no logo guidelines.
But the school has decided to remove him from class and put him in a behaviour support unit unless he changes his footwear.
Nicki said: “The school said until he changed his footwear he won’t be allowed back into lessons.
“And if he didn’t change them he will have to find another school.”
But after the school refused to budge on their stance, Miss Mawby kept the 15-year-old at home on Tuesday, and risks an unauthorised absence fine.
She said: “I’m worried it’s affecting his learning. I’m incredibly annoyed he’s been removed from lessons.
“He does not know what’s been covered.”
The Old Skool Vans have a red logo on each heel, which goes against the school uniform guidelines.
Nicki also claimed that the school has punished a further 50 pupils.
“There are a number of parents who have contacted me in the same position who said they are pleased they’re not the only ones.”
She further claimed that replacement footwear was provided to children wear by the school but they have “Slazenger” branded on the back.
Nicki said despite her complaints the school won’t back down and it is likely she will have to pay for a new pair of shoes.
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The school said: “Parents/carers were sent confirmation in the summer term, as a reminder, of our uniform expectations.
“We expect students to be smart and to follow uniform rules.
“A small number of students have returned to school wearing incorrect uniform and we are currently in discussions with their parents about our expectations.”
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