A primary school in Dartford which planned to have a non-uniform day exclusively for students with 100 per cent attendance records has u-turned the decision.

The wear your own clothes day at Fleetdown Primary School was set for Friday (April 5) before some parents described it as cruel, particularly for special needs children who require regular check-ups.

Two parents contacted News Shopper to outline their fears that children would be forced to feel "different" because of the "discriminatory" attendance initiative.

However, the head teacher, Caroline Sadler, listened to the concerns before cancelling the event.

She told News Shopper: "Regular school attendance is vital in ensuring that every pupil gains the most from their educational opportunities.

"At Fleetdown Primary, we try to encourage good attendance and intended to introduce the own-clothes day as an incentive.

"However, following the negative reaction from some parents who felt it was unfair on children who had been sick and missed schooling through no fault of their own, we have decided not to go ahead with this particular incentive."

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