Outrage as school sends 30 kids home on first day over incorrect footwear

A secondary school in Norfolk has been slammed after 30 students were sent home on the first day of term, due to ‘incorrect footwear’.

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Taverham High School’s headteacher Dr Roger Harris has confirmed that because of their shoes the pupils weren’t allowed into the classroom on September 6.

The school had previously sent an email to all parents on June 23 explaining what footwear was considered appropriate. 

Given the current cost of living crisis, many parents have hit out at the school’s new footwear policy as it means they now have to buy more shoes for their children, others were upset the teenagers had been given ‘unauthorised absences’ as a result of not being allowed to attend class.

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