A 16-year-old girl was sent home from school 20 minutes after arriving because of her fake tan, fake eyebrows and shiny shoes – but she says the look was genuine.
Megan Davies, 16, was told that she breached school uniform rules by having too much fake tan and pencilled eyebrows on her first day back at school.
But mum Marie Davies says the tan was natural from holiday and her eyebrows are naturally thick.
She told the Liverpool Echo : “They’ve said she’s too dark. We’ve only just come back from Portugal, so it was a real tan.
“They said her eyebrows were too dark as well. I understand some girls draw them on and go in with big slugs but my daughter doesn’t do that.
“She has never had to paint them or anything like that.”
Mrs Davies added that teachers had said Megan’s shoes also breached uniform rules.
She said: “They’re just plain black lace-up shoes. There isn’t a diamond on them, there isn’t a bow.
“She said half the girls in her year have got the same identical shoes. They haven’t been sent home, only Megan has.”
Mrs Davies said teachers had previously objected to Megan’s eyebrows and her daughter had been forced to prove she wasn’t wearing any brow pencil.
She said: “Most of the time we did laugh about it, because they would stand outside the gates with wipes.
Megan’s shoes also breached uniform rules nut Mrs Davies could not understand why (Image: Liverpool Echo)
“Megan would wipe her brows and there wouldn’t be anything on them.”
But after six months away from school, Mrs Davies said she was “totally disgusted” that her daughter had been sent home on her first day back.
Lord Derby Academy principal Vicky Gowan said she was unable to comment on individual cases, but said: “We operate to the very highest of standards at Lord Derby Academy.
“We take pride in our traditional approach to all aspects of school life. We strive to ensure every pupil at LDA is treated fairly and that our rules regarding uniform are applied consistently.
“The school is always keen to work in partnership with families so that the clear expectations regarding uniform and appearance can be upheld.”