Stanley High School told pupils to bring in £2 to wear non-uniform or be sent home to change caused anger among an number of parents.

The email stated: “Students are encouraged to join in the event by organising cake sales, doing sponsored silences etc. or by dressing up in fancy dress costumes (this year’s theme is ‘Heroes’), however the main source of funding is the £2 donation we request students to pay for the opportunity of coming to school in non-uniform.

Sadly some students turn up in non-uniform and make no donation. If this happens, we will contact parents/carers and send students home to get changed into normal uniform.

I am sure all parent/carers will support the schools view on this, as the aim of the day is to help children in the UK and beyond who desperately need our help and support.”

A number of parents were very unhappy with he email saying it was unnecessary.


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