Schoolboy, 12, put in isolation for not wearing blazer to school on hottest day

The Express & Star is reporting that a mother is furious after her son was put in isolation for not wearing his blazer to a Wolverhampton school on the hottest day of the year so far…

Clare Falconer’s 12-year-old son Chrissy was given a dressing down by teachers at Aldersley High School when he turned up blazer-less on Wednesday – when temperatures reached 32C.

His mother’s fury reached boiling point when she went to the school to speak to staff – and was greeted by an assistant head teacher decked out in shorts and a t-shirt.

However, the Codsall school’s vice principal said the pupils did not have to wear the blazers during class time or break times this week due to the heat…

Vice principal Nicola Bayliss said: “Students had been asked to bring their distinctive purple blazers into school, but they have not been asked to wear them during classes and break time.

“We are very proud of our uniform and students take great pride in wearing it to show they belong to the Aldersley High community.

“As our new Year 7 students are in school this week in preparation for their September start, we wanted them to see our uniform standards…”

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Comments

  1. Kathfanderson

    SchoolsImprove To UK schools uniform signifies order, discipline & identity. To most UK kids it offers a chance to subvert all 3. Endless.

  2. Kathfanderson

    Dai_James1942 I spend time in NL. My friends there see UK’s uniform obsession as evidence of a basic mistrust of children! SchoolsImprove

  3. Dai_James1942

    Kathfanderson SchoolsImprove in gr schs uniforms badge of status. Comps confer little. As #GreatEducationHoax unfolds, uniform degrades.

  4. Dai_James1942

    Kathfanderson SchoolsImprove in gr schs uniforms badge of status. Comps confer little. As #GreatEducationHoax unfolds, uniform degrades.

  5. Guest

    Aldersley has always been the same. When I was there even in the sweltering heat we had to have permission to take out blazers off in class. They used to put you in isolation for anything, something as stupid as your socks being the wrong colour. Aldersley only gives a monkeys about good grades and they couldn’t careless about the students. The place is a dump and obviously ofsted are blind.

  6. bannister_kelly

    SchoolsImprove surely not, there has to be more to it than that, was professional judgement used

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