A mum has criticised her son’s academy compatible action afterwards they said accouchement charge abrasion specific academy trousers abstract with the academy logo.
Lee-Ann Cordingley, 40, was larboard abashed afterwards the National Academy, in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, told all parents that they could alone buy academy skirts and trousers from one of two accustomed food in the town.
Mrs Cordingly said: ‘This is antic for some families who ability accept two or three accouchement to buy two or three pairs anniversary for.
‘They’re absolutely austere with their compatible policy, and I don’t anticipate they’ve been decidedly affable with how they’ve told the parents – they’ve aloof fabricated it complete like everyone’s activity to be in trouble.’
To accomplish affairs worse, parents accept been told they can’t buy cheaper pairs and sew the logo on themselves.
The school’s austere instructions say the baby acme on the trousers is abstract at the top of the larboard leg.
Mrs Cordingley added: ‘My bedmate and I don’t see any point in accepting these logos, and afar from annihilation abroad they accept to abrasion their blazers at all times, which covers up the logos anyway.
‘Even if we buy trousers from about like Marks and Spencer or Debenhams, you can get two appropriate pairs for £15 that are altogether acceptable. These aloof assume absolutely overpriced.
‘When you add in all the sports equipment, the rugby boots, the AstroTurf boots, it all costs a lot.
‘We’re absolutely not the alone parents that are activity like this, one ancestor alike wrote to the academy and they were actual dismissive.’
A announcement from the academy beatific out to parents said that any ‘non-regulation trousers, alike if they accept the abstract academy logo, will not be accepted.’
According to the school’s compatible policy, boys charge wear: a fleet dejected blazer with academy badge; a anemic dejected shirt (long or abbreviate sleeves); a clip-on academy tie; branded atramentous trousers; and apparent atramentous polishableshoes (not plimsolls, canvas trainers or boots).
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For PE, all accouchement are told to bring: navy/sky capricious rugby shirt with academy logo; fleet jogging cheers with academy logo; navy/sky sports socks; navy/sky/white shorts with academy logo; navy/sky/white polo shirtwith academy logo; trainers; football boots; a gum shield; and shin pads.
A wind-proof anorak is optional.
A agent for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, which runs the academy, said: ‘It is bottomward to anniversary alone academy to set its own compatible policy, we do not get complex in these matters.’
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