A mum has blasted her teenage son’s school after teachers removed him from lessons over a footwear dispute.
Tyler Hickin was placed in a behaviour support unit, when the school spotted his black Vans shoes as they breached the school’s uniform guidelines.
But mum Nikki Mawby insists her son’s footwear does not breach the guidelines.
Nikki, 35, from Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire said: “They put him in the behavioural support unit and said until he changed his footwear he won’t be allowed back into lessons.
“And if he didn’t change them he will have to find another school.”
The Old Skool Vans have a logo on each heel, which the school says goes against the guidelines.
However, after the school refused to budge on their stance, Miss Mawby kept the 15-year-old at home on Tuesday and risks an unauthorised absence fine.
She said: “I’m worried it’s affecting his learning.
“I’m incredibly annoyed he’s been removed from lessons.
“He does not know what’s been covered.”
Miss Mawby also claimed that the Sir Harry Smith Community College where Tyler attends, has also punished another 50 pupils.
“There are a number of parents who have contacted me in the same position who said they are pleased they’re not the only ones.”
Replacement footwear was provided for children to wear by the school, which has the brand ‘Slazenger’ written on the back, claimed Miss Mawby.
She said despite her complaints the school will not back down and it is likely she will have to pay for a new pair of shoes.
The school said: “Parents/carers were sent confirmation in the summer term, as a reminder, of our uniform expectations.
“We expect students to be smart and to follow uniform rules.
“A small number of students have returned to school wearing incorrect uniform and we are currently in discussions with their parents about our expectations.”