A mother has slammed the ‘disgusting’ decision to ‘ban’ her teenage daughter from prom after she missed a number of classes due to a long-term bowel illness.
Alisha Hoy, 16, was allegedly told she was not allowed to attend the end of year celebration at Airedale Academy in Castleford.
Her mother, Marian Fitchett, says Alisha has suffered from a bowel illness since she was a child, which sometimes leaves her in pain and unable to get out of bed.
ecause of this, Ms Fitchett says her daughter was unable to attend some of her Year 11 classes.
‘Because she wasn’t able to go to classes I told the school to send her work home so she could keep up but they never did,’ she said.
However, Ms Fitchett said Alisha, who lives in Bryram, Selby, was able to take her GCSE examinations after ‘pushing herself’ over the final term.
She was due to attend her school prom on July 7, but was allegedly told ‘under no circumstances’ could she attend the gathering.
Her mother claims she got a letter from the school a week before the prom explaining that Alisha would not be permitted to attend.
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