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"Strictist school in Britain"?

"Strictist school in Britain"?

Parents have branded a school “the strictest in Britain” after complaining that pupils are forced to wear signs around their necks if they breached uniform policy.

The new rules have also seen children punished for having shoes which are too shiny, tapping tables and looking at the clock, according to parents.

A strict behaviour policy was rolled out at Merchants Academy in Withywood in Bristol a fortnight before the end of term.

Parents claim that pupils who flout rules have been forced to wear lanyards stating "I have 24 hours to sort out my uniform''.

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