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Trust leaders back Sedgley school amid start of term uniform row

Education leaders of an academy trust today backed a school in its decision to enforce stringent uniform policies as students begin the new term.

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A student at the academy who was given a letter for wearing stretch-style trousers

The statement comes as parents enter into another day of fierce rows with Beacon Hill Academy over stretch-style girls' school trousers.

The school, based on High Arcal Driver, Sedgley, said that students were informed of the uniform guidelines in an end-of-year assembly last term, and gave students who broke the policy a grace period of today to adhere to the uniform criteria.

Now, Dudley Academy Trust, which Beacon Hill Academy is a member, has said it "fully supports" the school's decision to reinforce the uniform policy.

A spokesperson for the Dudley Academy Trust said: "We have a clear uniform policy that is communicated to all parents.

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