Schoolboy removed from class for wearing wrong trousers returns in a skirt

Josh Mayers and his school
Josh Mayers together with his mum Lizz – He has been going to highschool in a skirt in protest after being taken
out of classes for greater than a month for wearing the wrong trousers ( News/BPM MEDIA)

A boy is wearing a skirt to highschool in protest after being taken out of classes for wearing the wrong trousers.

Swavesey Village College up to date its uniform over the summer time to incorporate gray David Luke branded trousers and yr 10 scholar Josh Mayer duly adopted swimsuit.

Unfortunately he discovered the £19 trousers uncomfortable and he got here in the following day wearing his earlier pantaloons from the yr earlier than.

This is the place issues unravelled for the boy as the college despatched him to its ‘achievements centre’ to review alone.

Josh’s mum Lizz Mayers says it’s the third uniform change the college has made in three years and that her son is being unfairly made an instance of by the college.



Swavesey Village College, in Cambridgeshire, disputed the claims that Josh had been remoted, saying there had been different kids with him, and he would rejoin his yr group for PE classes.

Josh Mayer from Longstanton wears a skirt to his school, at Swavesey Village College. He is shown with his mum, Lizz.
There is a liberating sense of freedom (Picture: Cambridge News/BPM MEDIA)

To get round his prolonged interval in isolation Josh is wearing what he feels is way extra snug – the -approved skirt.

Mum Lizz mentioned: ‘Before the summer time holidays, the college introduced they have been altering the uniform, that means all of the mother and father needed to throw out the previous trousers and purchase new ones from a specified model.

‘I purchased Josh the brand new ones, which he wore on the primary day of time period however they have been so uncomfortable so he wore those he had final yr on the second day.

‘They put him into isolation, sending him to the Achievements Support Centre. It’s largely for kids with particular wants, there was nobody there his age.’

‘For the last four to five weeks he’s simply been given shows to undergo.

‘There’s no consultants there he can ask inquiries to and typically he doesn’t at all times have the supplies he wants.

‘He’s sitting his Ethics GCSE this yr, he’s been at college for 5 weeks up to now and he’s nonetheless not had a lesson for that but.

‘He even not allowed to go at breaktimes and lunch with the other students. He has to go eat in the canteen on his own. All because he’s acquired the wrong trousers.

Swavesey Village College
His faculty mentioned he wasn’t remoted as different kids have been in the ‘achievements centre’ (Picture: Cambridge News/BPM MEDIA)

‘Sadly the college appears his trousers are extra necessary than his schooling.



‘He’s coping very well, and I’m actually happy with him. He’s seen all of the emails and he is aware of what he is doing. But he additionally doesn’t wish to go into faculty.

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‘He was just getting so fed up with it, and then he saw in the school rules that there was nothing against him wearing a skirt to school, so that’s what he’s completed at present.

‘I really began a petition when it began, and over 400 mother and father signed it however the faculty haven’t taken any discover of that.

He’s had a lot of help from others. I’ve additionally made a formal criticism which remains to be being thought-about by the board of governors.

‘My main point is that this uniform policy utterly is impossible to enforce. There are other children with the wrong uniform, but because we’ve tried to face as much as them, he is getting discriminated towards.

‘The faculty needs to be speaking to the broader group about these kinds of issues relatively than simply making modifications after which forcing individuals into accepting it.;

Lizz added that she was informed different college students had been protesting towards Josh’s remedy at college.

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A spokesman for the college mentioned there had not been scholar protests, including that Josh had now returned to regular classes now was complying with the uniform code, albeit by wearing a skirt.


The faculty’s principal, Jim Stavrou, added: ‘Since the uniform modifications have been launched, we now have acquired a lot optimistic suggestions, and plenty of guests, mother and father and employees have commented on how sensible pupils look and the impression the uniform provides of the excessive requirements at Swavesey Village College.

‘We need nothing greater than every scholar to obtain the best normal of schooling all through their time on the school, however sadly a single case of defiant protest towards the brand new coverage has occurred.

‘Any student who does not comply with the uniform policy continue to receive a high standard of in the college’s achievement help division with different college students, however away from their yr group. This includes particular person tutoring, small group work with tutors and different college students, in addition to re-joining their yr teams for PE.

‘We additionally proceed to supply completely different options to permit him to re-join classes together with his yr group, together with offering the uniform, however these choices have been refused.

‘As with all policies, we will conduct a review now that the uniform has been fully implemented. This will start this term and be completed within this academic year. All students will continue to wear our full uniform until this has been completed.’