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A strict headteacher kicked 50 pupils out of school in one day for breaking uniform rules - including some for wearing the wrong kind of black socks. 

The Deepings School in Lincolnshire has become a battleground between parents and staff, with headteacher Alun Ebenezer refusing to let students in for flouting the strict dress code.

On Monday, some 50 children were put into isolation for breaches including some pupils who wore the wrong kind of black socks.

Mr Ebenezer - who was previously head at a school where a Rastafarian boy was asked to shave off his hair if he wanted to attend lessons - defended the zero-tolerance policy, saying any slips in discipline 'leads to carnage'.

Furious parents have hit out at the school and accused Mr Ebenezer of being 'heavy handed' and running a 'police state'. 

A pupil was excluded from lessons because her socks apparently didn't meet the school's uniform policy

A pupil was excluded from lessons because her socks apparently didn't meet the school's uniform policy

Mr Ebenezer - who was previously head at a school where a Rastafarian boy was asked to shave off his hair if he wanted to attend lessons - defended the zero-tolerance policy, saying any slips in discipline 'leads to carnage'

Mr Ebenezer - who was previously head at a school where a Rastafarian boy was asked to shave off his hair if he wanted to attend lessons - defended the zero-tolerance policy, saying any slips in discipline 'leads to carnage'

The Deepings School in Lincolnshire has become a battleground between parents and staff, with headteacher Alun Ebenezer refusing to let students in for flouting the strict dress code

The Deepings School in Lincolnshire has become a battleground between parents and staff, with headteacher Alun Ebenezer refusing to let students in for flouting the strict dress code

One father, who asked not to be named, said: 'I was baffled by the decision to exclude my daughter.

'Apparently her plain black ankle socks and long trousers did not conform with the rules.

'The rules apparently state that socks must not be ankle socks and must sit above the ankle.

'The actions taken are completely unreasonable and have served only to disrupt my daughter's education.

'This is the last thing that is needed at a critical point in her schooling, especially after the disruption of the Covid pandemic.

'I know there has to be standards but the punishment needs to be proportionate.

'Uniform is a minor infringement - they should just have a word with the pupil and then escalate the matter if it continues.'

A second father, who also didn't want to be named, stormed: 'My son was hauled out of lessons for having non-regulation socks on.

'It's crazy. They're black socks with a very faint line in the design but apparently they weren't 'plain enough' despite being hidden under trousers.

'It's not just heavy-handed - it's like some kind of police state.'

Another said: 'My son, who is really doing his best to improve his grades, was sent out of lessons when the teacher said his socks were 'too short'.

'Apparently socks must sit

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