Boy banned from school for a pack of Mini Cheddars


Back in 2012 Ofsted inspectors deemed the school inadequate. As a result the first healthy eating policies were introduced at the start of the following term. But starting with January 14 these even more strict policies were enforced. Parents were told that sweets, fizzy drinks, crisps and chocolate are banned.

Riley Pearson's parents were called in. A meeting with headmaster Jeremy Meek did not change the outcome as the parents got a letter in the mail informing them that Riley will be excluded from Colnbrook C of E Primary School starting with Monday for 'continuously breaking school rules'. His parents were outraged by the school's decision and declared that Riley has a balanced diet. 

Natalie Mardle, the boy's 24-year-old mother declared the following: "Surely the headteacher has better things to do with his time than search lunchboxes? … I would understand the exclusion if he was constantly throwing tables around or bullying other children, but it is just ridiculous for a packet of Mini Cheddars."


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