Mother, Leanne Monkman, 36, says her son was sent home from school, along with two other children, after he refused to wear his blazer.
Reece Wolfe, 12, was given a ‘fixed term’ exclusion by teachers when he defied school rules that state pupils have to wear blazers while walking around school.
His mum has now hit out at the school’s policy explaining how Reece nearly fainted earlier in the day because of the heat.
She said: ‘I took him into Bransholme centre before he started school at 10.50am to buy new school shoes.
‘He was in his school uniform and was so hot in his blazer he nearly fainted. Staff had to get him a chair to sit on and a glass of water.
‘When I got him to the school I asked reception if he could not wear his blazer because it was so hot and they said he could as long as he carried it on his arm.’
However, later that day Leanne received a phone call explaining that Reece had been issued a week-long ‘fixed-term exclusion’ and would be allowed to return to the Hull school in East Yorkshire the following Monday.
She said: ‘I think it’s appalling. A lot of parents have been commenting saying the children even have to wear blazers in classrooms, the children are going to end up with heat exhaustion.
She added: ‘The policy needs to be relooked at. I think the policy is right in terms of pupils looking smart but in that heat, it’s wrong.’
‘It’s ridiculous that they are excluding him for feeling poorly. The teachers said he was getting mouthy and raised his voice at them.
Another mum, whose child attends Kingswood, but who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘I think it’s ridiculous they have to wear their blazers all the time, especially if it’s hot. ‘As long as their shirt’s tucked in and they look presentable what of it? If I’m at work and I’m hot I take my cardigan off – what difference does it make?’
Speaking of the exclusion, Reece said: ‘I was on the second floor and [a teacher] asked me to put the blazer on and I said no because my mum had told me to keep it off.
‘He started having a go and saying if I don’t put it on I would have to go to consequences. I said no because it would make me ill. When I went to reception they told me I’d been expelled.’
A further two students were also sent home for their behaviour after being asked to wear their blazers.
Speaking about the incident, Kingswood Academy headteacher Dale Jackson said: ‘Today (Monday, June 19th ) no students were sent home as a direct results of not wearing their blazer.
‘Three students, were however, sent home on “fixed term exclusions” due to rude and defiant behaviour – this type of behaviour is simply not tolerated at Kingswood Academy.
‘With regards to our uniform policy students must wear their blazers when moving around the Academy through the corridors and open spaces.
‘In lessons, students are welcome to take off their blazers.’
Source: metro.co.uk/ Pictures: Ross Parry