Sometimes I think schools, and their leaders, need to be punished severely. As in this case: School lined children up in the rain to check for supermarket uniform https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/education/school-lined-children-rain-check-supermarket-uniform/ Pupils at a Sunderland school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop. Children at Kepier School, in Houghton, who failed the match test were then placed into isolation or sent home. The “outrageous” moment was captured on camera as pupils had their clothes checked. Parents contacted i‘s sister paper, the Sunderland Echo, in fury after their children were punished for not wearing the exact grey trousers supplied by the school’s sanctioned uniform provider, or for wearing shoes which could not be polished. They argued that, although they understood why blazers and ties with the school logo on must be bought from the same supplier, they didn’t see why they were being forced to buy the plain trousers for £15.99 from Sunderland firm Total Sport. That is despite the same style of trousers being available for less than half the price in supermarkets. I'd sack the HT and all the Governors immediately. This is child abuse.