Schools in the US are often different from those in Europe. In many European schools, uniforms are in. Parents are saved the headache of buying more clothes for their kids and the latter look like one and the same thing for about 16 years.
Now, some schools don’t have such strict policies on the uniform. So, a student can wear Converse with her plaid skirt for instance. That plaid skirt could also be lifted an inch or two just to make it look less boring. I miss my uniform wearing school days.
Other schools, however, can be strict about their dress code. They can even send parents a list of specific accessories and shoes the kids can wear. When this list is not followed, then there can be a bit of trouble.
McGowan says she wasn’t trying to defy the school by buying these shoes. In fact, she says that she bought them because they were listed as “acceptable footwear” on that list. She said that "the style was listed on [the] school letter [as] acceptable footwear."
The Sun reports that the staff of the shoe store is horrified by the story. This is because 14-year-old Colby is being threatened by the school. It’s being said that “he would be put in isolation for wearing the shoes.”
The headteacher of the school, Richard Johnson, spoke about the incident. He said, "We told parents that we expected school shoes to mean school shoes." By that, he means the shoes pictured above, not the ones in McGowan's hands.
…just maybe, you would consider sending your kid here after reading this story. It sounds like this school is trying to instill some form of discipline in their students. It might just be a uniform but oh, it’s so much more than that when you think about it.