A MUM has blasted a kids’ school for its strict uniform policy where she claims teachers lined pupils "as if they were in the army" to check they are keeping to the rules.
Tracey Bell, whose 14-year-old daughter Molly alleges children feel "humiliated, embarrassed and intimidated" by the repeated uniform checks.
Some parents have said their children's uniform infringements at Benton Park School, Leeds, include trousers being "too stretchy" or "too short", reported LeedsLive.
Tracey told the outlet: "The children are picked on from the minute that they walk in the school gates at 8.15am.
"Teachers telling them they have issues with ties, blazers, shoes, trousers, hair, jewellery, make-up etc… once they are on school grounds and in the building."
She claimed "told to line up outside their form rooms" while staff checked on the uniforms — like as though they were "in the army".
Those not conforming to correct standards of uniforms, she claimed, in isolation for the day.
But she added that if"an explanatory note" is provided by parents, then school kids will be allowed in the appropriate key stage area for up to two days.
If there is no parental explanation, she said "students shall work in the isolation room until the infringement is rectified".
Tracey shared her concerns over the uniform policy online and asked other parents if they had similar experiences.
Her post was met with comments by other parents who had similar encounters with the school.
One woman said: "Yes, every other day trousers too short , trousers too skinny , trousers too stretchy. Skirt too short, it’s just getting a joke now!!"
Another said her daughter was told her plain black knee length skirt one was not the correct uniform because it was not a tailored skirt.
But a spokesperson from Benton Park School said: "We want every pupil to be proud to belong to the Benton Park community and taking pride in their uniform will help achieve this.
"We communicate our uniform expectations clearly with all parents and carers before the start of the school year to ensure they have plenty of time to prepare.
"If a family is struggling to access the correct uniform due to personal or financial reasons, we would urge them to let us know so that we can help.
"Parents with more general concerns or questions about our uniform policy are more than welcome to contact us to discuss them with a member of staff."
Elsewhere, dad Adam Taylor was left furious after his daughter landed a 120-minute detention with less than two hours' notice thanks to the "daft" new system.
He had expected 14-year-old Caitlin to leave St Peter's Academy, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, on time at 3pm on September 10.
But four breaches of the new "correction" orders saw her handed an immediate two-hour session designed to "recognise her mistakes and move forward".
Now 36-year-old Adam, from Fenton, has accused the school of going too far with its new "military camp" rules.
Another parent said they spent £109 on a pair of the brand's plain black shoes before being told they were unacceptable by Longcroft School in Hull.
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