Boy banned from class for wearing branded shoes to school
An angry mum has slammed her sons school after he was removed from lessons and placed in a behaviour support unit for wearing branded footwear.
Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire has a no brands or logos on shoes policy.
The secondary school threw Nicki Mawbys son Tyler Hickin, 15, out of lessons after he came to class wearing black Vans with a logo on each heel.
However, Miss Mawby has insisted they do not breach guidelines and has claimed that the school has also punished 50 other students for the same thing.
She said: They put him in the behavioural support unit and said until he changed his footwear he wont be allowed back into lessons.
And if he didnt change them, he will have to find another school.
She continued: Im worried its affecting his learning. Im incredibly annoyed hes been removed from lessons.
He does not know whats been covered.
There are a number of parents who have contacted me in the same position who said they are pleased theyre not the only ones.
After the school refused to back down, the mother kept Tyler home on Tuesday, but now risks an unauthorised absence fine.
She says its also likely she will have to pay for a new pair of shoes.