A furious mum says her daughter has been given detention three times because she is 'the wrong shape' for trousers that fit the guidelines.
Lisa Daw said her daughter Beth was marched out of lessons for wearing the wrong trousers and taken to the uniform supplier to get a pair that fit the school's rules.
However, on arrival, the shop confirmed that Beth was in fact wearing the correct uniform.
Lisa said her daughter has been "made to feel fat" by staff at Queen Elizabeth's School in Crediton, Devon, and she has demanded an apology, DevonLive reports.
The policy says trousers have to have a crease down the front but on her 16-year-old daughter the ones that fit her waist are tight on her thighs.
Beth plays rugby for Crediton and was in Devon under-15s last year.
Her mum said: "She's being made to feel fat and she's not. The ones that fit her waist are tight around her thigh – so there's no crease. It's not her fault she's the wrong shape."
Lisa said the school has clamped down on school uniform rules since the start of the new term and claims 160 students were given 'red card' detention on the first day.
She said that students are lined up for a uniform check and inspected "like prison inmates".
Lisa said: "She has had three red cards already this term. I told them that she was wearing the right trousers from Town and Country, which is their supplier. Basically they are calling me a liar. I'm fuming.
"Today she was humiliated and embarrassed when a classroom assistant came and took her out of class and marched her down to Town and Country.
"She had to try on the trousers in front of strangers – and they said 'Yes she's wearing the right ones'. It's just her shape. Now I am waiting for an apology from the school. They should apologise to Beth too for humiliating her in public and they should take all the red cards off her record.
"She's fit and strong and I'm proud of her. She's not overweight. To get trousers big enough to have a crease, she would have to have a huge baggy waistband. We already have to take these ones in."
Lisa, a single mum, said she broke down in tears in the principals office because Beth's trousers were bought with a grant from the school and she cannot afford to buy new uniform.
She said she feels that the children who come from poorer families are the ones who are being punished.
Lisa added: "She went to Red Card at break with her food from the canteen because we get free school meals and she was told to put it in bin.
"She refused to throw it away, so she ate it and was then given another red card for Monday.
"There were 160 red cards on the first day back at school – if you are living on the poverty line your child will keep getting red cards until you can afford to put it right. That's not fair to punish the children.
"I agree there should be a uniform policy – but Beth's trousers are the regulation ones."
Queen Elizabeth's School said it has worked closely with Lisa and with "good positive discussions" it can resolve any issues.
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