A Kettering school has denied claims that a large number of children were sent home on their first day for flouting uniform rules.
The Northants Telegraph was contacted by an angry parent complaining that 87 pupils had been forced to go home from Kettering Science Academy yesterday.
But principal Paul Davies said that while a small minority turned up in the wrong uniform, they were all allowed to continue learning.
He said: “We were commended by Ofsted in June for our uniform policy and pupils are proud to wear it.
“We feel it is important to look right but nobody was sent home or put in isolation or even told off.
“Some letters were sent home to parents but it was only pupils’ interpretation of the uniform that was incorrect, such as skirt lengths.
“The parents here support us over our uniform policy and it’s a fundamental part of the school.”