Dozens of furious parents have marched on a school they have branded a ‘prison’ after it installed metal bars over toilet doors.
About 50 people rallied at Bentilee’s Discovery Academy, in Staffordshire, as a row over the school’s controversial toilet policies deepened today.
It comes after dozens of children ‘walked out’ of lessons in protest over the ‘humiliating’ new metal barriers, which are allegedly locked during lessons.
The barred gates are reportedly unlocked during break and lunch periods and were fitted to encourage pupils to go to the toilet ‘at regular times’.
But parents have been left indignant with rage and blasted the school, claiming their children are being treated like inmates, with one father, Rob Cooper, 39, saying: ‘Toilets are a human right. It’s a school for children not a prison.’
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