A mother was angry with her daughter’s school after the youngster was sent home because her trousers were believed too tight by teachers.Teachers at Barnsley Academy，South Yorkshire，have been lining up pupils and measuring their trouser width with a ruler if they don’t look appropriate.
The school introduced a strict uniform policy just after Christmas and it has made some parents and pupils angry.On its website Barnsley Academy states trousers must be at least 10cm wide and says smart，tailored，plain，black school trousers of waist height to ankle length are to be worn.A spokesperson for the school，said: “The academy has a strict uniform policy which parents and students are fully aware of and which is being properly carried out.All students are expected to adhere to the policy.Our uniform policy here at Cardinal Newman Catholic School is well established and we are simply reminding students of the policy as they come back to start a new term.”
Jane Ogden,36，the mother of Ellie,14 and Mollie Young,12，who both study in the school，is one of the parents less than impressed with the rule.Her daughter Ellie was stopped from going to school between Monday and Wednesday last week for her trousers being too tight，even though，she claims，they were 13cm wide. Ellie was not alone when she was given such orders —19 other girls were also being sent home on the same day.
Mrs Ogden，who spent ￡72 on trousers for her seven children at the start of the year，said teachers were going too far.She said：“The school said that it was a changing problem and that they needed to show the children how to be respectful.I pride myself in my children giving me respect but I think we should respect them as well.” The school has thought these trousers suitable.Mrs Ogden，said：“Ellie is in year 10，so it’s an important GCSE(普通中等教育证书) year in her education and now she has to catch up with work.”
She claimed that the school also had a major rule onother areas of the uniformand had banned makeup.
A notice about the uniform changes was posted on the school’s website.
【答案】1She claimed that the school also had a major rule on other areas of the uniform and had banned makeup.Mrs Ogden said: “The school tells the girls that they can’t wear makeup but the teachers are wearing it.It’s just one rule for one and another for another.Which is more important，school trousers or an education？” To stop her daughter being sent of school again，Mrs Ogden has bought a new pair of trousers for Ellie，which are 14.5cm in width.And soon she could go on studying_in the school again.
2A notice about the uniform changes was posted on the school’s website.There is an increasing number of students wearing tight fitting trousers.Tight fitting trousers are not acceptable and are not allowed in the school.The school even pay for new trousers for some pupils，saying that they did not want to cause difficulties for parents.However，what they did was considered a waste of money.