A schoolgirl was sent home minutes into the new term following a row over her tan and eyebrows, a fuming mum said.
Year 11 pupil Megan Davies, from Huyton in Liverpool, was reportedly told she had broken the rules by wearing too much “fake tan”.
She was also told off by teachers for filling in her eyebrows when she arrived for the new school year at Lord Derby Academy on Monday.
But furious mum, Marie Davies, told the Liverpool Echo that her 16-year-old daughter had naturally thick eyebrows and a real tan from a recent sunshine getaway.
She fumed: “They’ve said she’s too dark. We’ve only just come back from Portugal, so it was a real tan.
“They said her eyebrows were too dark as well. I understand some girls draw them on and go in with big slugs but my daughter doesn’t do that.
“She has never had to paint them or anything like that.”
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Mrs Davies claims that teachers had said Megan’s shoes breached uniform rules as well – but she couldn’t see why.
She said: “They’re just plain black lace-up shoes. There isn’t a diamond on them, there isn’t a bow.
“She said half the girls in her year have got the same identical shoes. They haven’t been sent home, only Megan has.”
Megan has previously had to prove that her eyebrows were real, according to the ECHO.
Her mum said: “Most of the time we did laugh about it, because they would stand outside the gates with wipes.
“Megan would wipe her brows and there wouldn’t be anything on them.”
Lord Derby Academy principal Vicky Gowan said she was unable to comment on individual cases, but said: “We operate to the very highest of standards at Lord Derby Academy.
“We take pride in our traditional approach to all aspects of school life. We strive to ensure every pupil at LDA is treated fairly and that our rules regarding uniform are applied consistently.
“The school is always keen to work in partnership with families so that the clear expectations regarding uniform and appearance can be upheld.”
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