Hartsdown Academy

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The pupils have been despatched residence on the primary day of the brand new college 12 months

Police intervened when 50 pupils have been despatched residence from college for sporting the improper uniform on the primary day of time period.

A PCSO based mostly at Hartsdown Academy in Margate, Kent, together with officers passing the varsity, stepped in after a “disturbance” outdoors the gates.

One mom, Sharon King, posted on the varsity’s Fb web page: “The poor new Yr Seven children have been distraught, many in tears.”

Head instructor Matthew Tate mentioned uniforms led to raised behaviour and grades.

However Ms King mentioned: “Mr Tate has positively set off on the improper foot and the final feeling he has created is a really hostile one.

“I will likely be placing a proper grievance in and urge all the opposite mother and father who witnessed the riot this morning please to do the identical.”

Mr Tate mentioned Hartsdown had been underperforming and he was decided to lift expectations and requirements.

“A small minority of oldsters weren’t joyful however we’ve had emails and cellphone calls from different mother and father to precise their assist and so they mentioned it is a good factor, that it’s good to set requirements and so they need the very best for the kids,” he mentioned.

“I’ve had suggestions from lecturers that behaviour was a lot better… so a small period of time out of college is a value value paying.”

He mentioned police weren’t referred to as by the varsity however have been driving previous and stopped as a result of there was a gaggle of youngsters outdoors.

A Kent Police spokesman mentioned it obtained a report of a disturbance on the college at 11:03 BST.

“A PCSO who is predicated on the college was in attendance,” he mentioned.

“Two cops later attended the varsity for a quick interval however no offences have been disclosed.”