King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby has hit the headlines again after parents criticised the school for its strict rules and toilet access to girls on their period.
Parents raised concerns last year about the use of isolation at the school, with further concerns now being raised through the latest BBC news article.
According to the article, one parent now says a toilet ban during lessons meant that her daughter “leaked through” to her clothes.
A spokesperson for the school, recently rated “good” by Ofsted, said pupils can use the toilet during their period.
Parents have previously raised concerns about the use of sanctions, claiming the school’s strict enforcement of its policies was punishing children in such a way that it affected their mental health.
In recent years the school has also been criticised by some parents who stated that the school appears to concentrate on uniform policy above the education of the pupils, using isolation for small infractions including small logos on socks hidden underneath the pupils’ trousers.
Some parents have also raised concerns about the cost and availability of the schools’ uniforms, many items of which are only available from one supplier rather than allowing parents to shop around, contrary in spirit to the uniform guidance published by the government.
The school has previously stated that they operate a uniform bank, and that there is a uniform bank operated by the Christian Fellowship in the town for those who cannot afford the uniform, but has yet to address the other uniform issues raised by parents.