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School 'keeps 70 children in a hall all day - because they 'didn't have right logo on their trousers' (4 Pics)

Aimee Phillips, from Gorseinon, says that she can't get the new uniform in the correct sizes for her children

Angry parents claim a secondary school kept dozens of children "in a hall all day" - because they didn't have the right logo on their trousers.
Pupils at Penyrheol Comprehensive in Swansea are required to wear trousers, skirts and shorts with the school badge on them.
But when around 70 came back from the summer holidays wearing incorrect uniforms, it is claimed they were "denied education", Wales Online reports.
But the school denies the allegation, saying pupils were spoken to about their uniform but none were punished.
The uniform code for the school dictates that from this term all school trousers, skirts and shorts have to incorporate the school logo, and follows a review of the school uniform over the last academic year.
The new trousers that pupils at Penyrheol Comprehensive are expected to wear

The demand for uniforms, which are only available from two outlets, has meant that some families have been late to source the required items, leading to some pupils returning to the school after the summer holidays wearing trousers without the required school logo.
Following their initial induction into the school, those without the correct trousers were gathered for a meeting to remind of the school’s dress code, and to establish if theirs had been ordered.
But some parents say their children felt as though they had been punished, something the school has denied.
One parent said: “Children at Penyrheol Comprehensive School are now being denied an education for not having a badge on their school trousers.
“It was absolutely disgusting behaviour, with 70-odd children being kept in a hall all day and told they wouldn’t be welcome in the school or made to sit in the hall for the next year.
“It completely ruined the year 7’s very first day at comprehensive school.”
Mrs Phillips' 12-year-old daughter Sophie with the new school trousers which are still too big despite being altered

Another said: “I agree with the school badge being on blazers or jumpers, but trousers?
“Some parents simply can’t afford the uniform, despite the grants available, and it would cost too much to buy just one, and then wash it day in day out.
“Surely there has to be some leeway?"
One mum of two pupils at the school has said that she has been unable to get the new uniform for her children in their correct sizes meaning that her daughter has had to wear plain trousers and skirts.
Aimee Phillips, aged 34, said: "It's really expensive and the quality isn't great.
"It's between £15 to £17 and they need at least two sets each.
"I can't get the correct size to fit my children.
Pupils at Penyrheol Comprehensive are required to have the school trademark on their trousers

"One is in year 10 and the other is in year 8 and they are petite so I've got to have them taken in. Parents have to pay to have them altered.
"They look horrendous.
"My daughter is wearing a plain skirt or trousers as I can't get anything to fit her."
Mrs Phillips, from Gorseinon, believes that parents should be allowed to buy "normal" skirts and trousers for their children and have the badge put on them instead.
She added: "Children come in all shapes and sizes and they don't fit the children at all.
"The majority of them have been isolated as they haven't got the correct uniform. It's not allowing them an education.
"The children are really not happy.
"I think they should scrap the whole new uniform. If a child is wearing leggings then the parents should be called in but I don't see why they need another uniform.
"We should be able to get normal trousers and put the logo on."

Only two businesses, Picton Sports in Dafen, Llanelli , and Sew and Sew in Gorseinon have been licensed to use the school’s trademark.
Boys size children’s trousers are listed on the school website at a price of £13.99 and adults £14.99, while for girls it is £14.99 and £15.99.
Plain black children’s trousers can be bought at a price of £6 in Primark.
A spokesman for Penyrheol Comprehensive School said: “A change has been made to the school uniform so that that pupils wear trousers or skirts that carry the Penyrheol logo to ensure that they meet the standards of dress required.
“We did this after extensive discussions with pupils and after a survey of parents."

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