Co-op to lift school uniform ban

PUBLISHED: 23:50 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 15 June 2010

THE Co-op in Honiton is to lift its ban on children wearing school uniform from next week.

THE Co-op in Honiton is to lift its ban on children wearing school uniform from next week.News of the U-turn followed positive talks between Co-op managers and the Principal of Honiton Community College, Norman Tyson.Around 400 students signed a petition, saying the ban was unfair on the vast majority of young people who behave themselves in the town centre.A spokeswoman for the Co-op said: "Following a productive meeting between our store manager, local operations manager and the principal of Honiton Community College, a decision has been taken to lift the ban on children in uniform entering our store, from Monday, June 9."In the meantime, Mr Tyson will be writing to pupils and parents, informing them of the decision and asking for their support in the matter."We will continue to work with Mr Tyson in monitoring the situation and the decision to lift the ban will be reviewed after four weeks."Although not responsible for the behaviour of students outside of school, Mr Tyson has been keen to champion the majority of his students who "get things right".Parents have told the Herald that troublemakers should be reported to police and dealt with immediately. They support Co-op staff, they said, and want to see greater police involvement.

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