East Hull schoolgirl warned her trousers are 'too tight' for class
A SCHOOLGIRL has been warned she could be taken out of class and taught in isolation because her trousers are "too tight".
Natalie Hazell, 15, has been told her trousers are inappropriate by staff at South Holderness Technology College in Preston.
But her furious parents claim she has been wearing them to school since September without anyone complaining.
Parent Paul Hazell, 45, of Holderness Road, east Hull, said: "There has not been an issue until now, when a teacher wearing a nose ring told her to change her trousers.
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"They are saying they are jeans and too tight for her legs. They are not jeans, it says 'trousers' in the label.
"They are telling her they will segregate her or she can wear trousers they will supply from lost property."
Mr Hazell, who is self-employed, said he was disgusted by the college's actions.
He said: "I am fuming. She doesn't have earrings or tattoos. She's not someone who is late for school.
"This is the most important time of her life. She is doing her exams and has only has 12 weeks to go.
"It has upset her and I am disgusted at the way they have treated her."
Natalie's mum, Beverley Hazell, insists the black trousers are suitable for school.
Mrs Hazell said: "She's not a chav, I really can't understand why they are penalising her like this.
"We bought them from the work wear section of River Island and she has been wearing them since September.
"We got them because they didn't have zips, buckles or studs. They are not leggings, they are quite suitable."
Headteacher Martin Cooper said South Holderness Technology College does not comment on individual cases where parents disagree with uniform policy.
He said the college had recently written to all parents to clarify uniform expectations and that students were expected to comply with these clear rules.
Mr Cooper said: "The governing body has the right to expect full college uniform and the college has the right to send students home who refuse to comply.
"Alternatively, the college can arrange for a student's education to take place in another suitable room."
"We know that the vast majority of parents and readers of the Hull Daily Mail will applaud the college for upholding the uniform expectations."
He said the college assists financially if any family is experiencing difficulty in buying the required uniform.
Mr Cooper's letter to parents this month highlighted "particular concerns" which would be addressed from the beginning of term. It warned that "leggings or other tight- fitting styles" would not be permitted.