Liverpool school bans orange kids
TANGOED kids face being sent home from school as part of a crackdown on fake tan.
The get-tough approach will also see youngsters caked in make-up asked to leave.
The move is part of a drive to maintain high standards at the Merseyside school and is being backed by education bosses in the borough of Sefton.
Headteacher Peter Reed’s hit list includes getting tough on girl students if they regularly break the school’s make-up rules and wear “excessive” amounts of self-tan and foundation.
Parents at Deyes High School, Maghull, were informed girls should preferably not wear any make up but if they insist on doing so “it should be applied in moderation”.
He added: “In the case of make up a minority of your daughters’ attempt to use excessive amounts of foundation and tanning creams.
“I will again send home persistent offenders to correct their appearance accordingly.”
He said girls should always tie back their hair.
Also in his radar are pupils who regularly fail to bring pens, PE kit, science gear and cooking ingredients to school.
He said: “In the case of persistent offenders I will send students home to correct their uniform and to collect appropriate equipment.”
But outlining his policy, Mr Reed expressed his “pride” a significant number of visitors to the school are very complimentary about the behaviour and the appearance of your sons and daughters”.
Today Mr Reed said the warning was just a “seasonal reminder” of the school’s standards - which had the support of parents.
He told the ECHO: “Morning assembly at Deyes high school is a most pleasant occasion with most pupils in perfect uniform..
“But you are fighting fashion which is why we have school uniform. If pupils were allowed to wear their own clothing it would be a fashion parade.”
Sefton’s cabinet member for education Peter Dowd said: “Young people will always push the boundaries.
“It is a school’s responsibility to ensure they are not pushed too far.”
See Education Reporter Ben Turner take on the story on his blog at http://bit.ly/schoolassembly THE ECHO