For anyone still interested...(and please do not turn this into another scrap). After measures were put in place to assess and control behaviour, we have now decided we are going to look for another school, a.s.a.p. My son has stuck to EVERY single measure imposed by the school, but each time they come up with something new and it is just no longer tolerable. Recent events: 1) Downmarked (again) in English - my ex, who is not fluent, saw the test first and was sure my son was right. He passed it on to me. The teacher is very definitely in the wrong. My son's English was correct. My request for an appointment to discuss has been declined. 2) Detention for not having swimming "equipment" with him. This turned out to be a lack of shampoo - however son had a 3-in-1 shower lotion with him (as we check his bag). 3) Detention for not handing in homework that was never set (confirmed by other parents). 4) Being removed into a remedial German group, despite having a straight grade 2 mark in all tests. 5) Detention for leaving the grounds at lunch time, although this is allowed with a parental letter (which has been in place since August 2010 and never revoked) So those of you who found my son's comments way OTT (and his comments were not appropriate for someone of his age towards a teacher, for which he is still being punished at home) - I hope you now see why my son is totally frustrated by a bunch of teachers who for some reason are not encouraging him to love school, but to hate it. And I, as a parent, am fully frustrated with the school for not once, in any way, making contact with us and for coming up with punishments which are in no way deserved, without consulting us any way at all. We have reported the school to the local authority.