On school grounds, students at Bishop Heber in Malpas, Cheshire, are only permitted to wear a branded school jacket, which, along with other items of clothing, could cost a family upwards of £100 per child.
According to Cheshire Live, photos taken by enraged parents show staff walking around outside in warm overcoats while some children wear only jumpers.
The school claims that allowing students to wear their own coats would “erode the great relationships we have with the students,” as they would “push the boundaries and start wearing hoodies.”
One enraged mother claimed that her asthmatic son was isolated after retrieving his confiscated coat because he was cold.
“They took his [my son’s] coat away from him outside yesterday, which I thought was ridiculous.” He suffers from asthma and must take medication on a regular basis, so getting cold is not good for him.
“He was put in isolation as a punishment for going to get his coat back because he was cold.”
“How cаn you tаke а child’s coаt off if you know they hаve аsthmа?”