Slough: School Expels Child Over Junk Food
6 February 2014, 08:52
One of our school's is defending it's decision to expel a child over a junk food ban.
The 6 year old was originally suspended from Colnbrook C of E Primary in Slough, but was continually sent in with a packed lunch containing banned items, like crisps and biscuits scotch eggs and sausage rolls.
The school tell us it goes against their healthy eating policy in line with Government guidelines.
In a statement they told us the parent-school relationship had suffered an "irretrievable breakdown" as a result.
"We have not excluded a pupil for just having mini cheddars in their lunchbox, but where there is a persistent and deliberate breach of school policy, such as bringing in crisps, biscuits, sausage rolls, mini sausages, scotch eggs and similar, and all other avenues have been exhausted, the Governors would expect further action to be taken.
"If we are faced with a situation where a parent threatens to send a pupil into school with insufficient food to sustain them throughout the school day, it is a risk we simply cannot afford to happen. We would like to place on record our thanks to the parents and pupils of Colnbrook C. of E. School for their continued support for our Healthy Eating Policy. The school would only use a permanent exclusion as a final resort when all other avenues have been exhausted."