A 14-year-old schoolboy spent four hours in isolation after he was chastised for wearing shoes from M&S that were deemed ‘totally wrong’.
The Year 10 student was kicked out of his class at Walbottle Campus, outside of Newcastle, to stand in the hall after one teacher said his shoes were against the uniform code.
The boy’s mum Carol Close said the black school shoes had been bought from Marks and Spencer.
She said: ‘There’s nothing wrong with his behaviour – it was just the shoes that were the issue.
‘He told the teacher ‘I wore these last year’ and he just said ‘this isn’t last year’.
‘He said the shoes were trainers and he sent him to the hall for four hours.’
Since the October half term, teachers have launched a tougher uniform inspection regime, but the new code has not gone down well with everyone.
Some parents have said students deemed to have violated the dress code were separated into different year groups and given work to do outside of normal class.
They say pupils are given minimal breaks and are not allowed to talk.
One parent, told Chronicle Live the school wa