Father’s fury as school puts son, 12, ‘in isolation and detention for a week’ for wearing £50 black shoes that he says ARE allowed under its uniform code
-Paul Holt says his 12-year-old son Kian should be able to wear the shoes at school
-But Stockport Academy offered him spare second-hand shoes to stay in the class
-Mr Holt thinks this ‘seems unhygienic’ and claims his son’s shoes are not trainers
A dad has been left fuming after spending £50 on black shoes he claims landed his son in isolation and enduring detention for a week.
Paul Holt, whose son Kian attends Stockport Academy, said the 12-year-old’s shoes do conform with the uniform code and his son should be allowed to wear them.
He claims his son is now missing out on vital hours in the classroom as a result of the row.
The dad-of-one, from Cheadle, says he spent £50 on a pair of black Kickers ‘shoes’ from JD Sports after checking uniform guidelines on the school’s website.
The academy’s rules state pupils must wear ‘plain, black school shoes’ – and there’s a ‘no trainers’ warning.
Paul said that on his first day at school last Wednesday, Kian was told his footwear was not acceptable and was given a warning.
He said he rang the school to explain they were described as ‘shoes’, not trainers, on the store’s website.
The following day, Paul says Kian was put in isolation, where pupils are separated from their classmates for the day.
Paul said he refused to replace Kian’s ‘shoes’, and claims his son was given detention every day last week.
“Like all parents, we did the school uniform shop over the summer holidays and checked the school’s website for guidelines,” he said.
“On the website, it just specifies ‘black’ shoes.
“So I took him to JD Sports and went to the ‘school’ section and bought some plain, black shoes for £50.
“I sent him to school and Kian came home saying he was told his shoes were unacceptable.”
It is school policy to give pupils alternative second-hand shoes to wear so they can stay in the classroom.
Kian declined to wear them, Paul said.
His dad added: “Instead of contacting myself or his mother, he was given a spare pair of shoes, which seems a bit unhygienic.
“I rang the school to explain that the shoes are sold as ‘shoes’ and not trainers on the store’s website.
“On Thursday, Kian came home an hour late. When I asked him where he had been, he said he was put in isolation and had received a detention.
“They separate the kids from the classroom, with one teacher, and they just get given a booklet that they have to work through all day.
“He was in isolation all week and had to spend an hour in detention after school.
“I have already spent a couple of hundred pounds on uniform this year. There are some families that can’t just go out and buy shoes.
“My son is missing out and is going to be behind.”
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