09/10/2010 11:04 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College Sends Home 60 Girls For Wearing Jeggings

Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College in Haverhill, England sent home dozens of students on the first day of school for wearing jeggings (jeans + leggings) and regular leggings, the Express UK reports. Parents received a letter in July written by the school warning them that the administration would be taking actions in response to "non-regulation" clothing come fall. Samuel Ward's Head Teacher Howard Lay told the Express, "Leggings and jeggings are not part of the uniform code. But around 60 students turned up not wearing the right uniform. Half were sent home and the rest stayed on site and had supervised study."

One of the girl's fathers spoke to the Haverhill Weekly News, remarking, "It's just stupid. It's not always easy for parents to buy the right kind of clothing. It seems crazy for them to be so strict about it and leave pupils not taking part in lessons." According to the News, Lay did have staff members take one mother shopping who couldn't buy proper pants for her daughter.