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An outraged mum has been left fuming after a college excluded her younger daughter from a Christmas disco for the “best students”. The mum, who wished to not be named, has mentioned her 12-year-old daughter was barred from a college disco at St Wilfrid’s C of E Academy in Blackburn, Lancashire as a result of she was not among the many “best 50 children” in her 12 months.

The college had organised a collection of “reward events” for top-performing pupils over the pre-Christmas time period, reserved completely for individuals who had “no detentions and at least 95 percent attendance”.

Year eights, her daughters 12 months group, obtained a college disco held on Monday, December 18, with different rewards together with a Christmas occasion and ten-pin bowling.

But the mum mentioned her daughter was not allowed to attend the occasion as a result of she had a less-than-sparkling college file.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, she mentioned her daughter defined that solely the “best 50 children” of the 120 in every year group had been invited to the occasions.

She was left “extremely upset”, as her mates spoke excitedly about attending the disco.

The mum known as the choice to exclude less-than-perfect college students “divisive” and “Scrooge-like”, together with her daughter boasting an attendance charge of 100%.

The teen was excluded as a result of she had the “odd detention” for lacking her homework.

The mum mentioned: “Her attendance is 100 percent, but she has had the odd detention for missed homework which she really struggles with.

“It seems very mean-spirited and Scrooge-like to ban 12-year-old children from a Christmas party just because they have had detentions (didn’t we all?) or have been too ill to attend.

“It is not, in my view, very Christian nor in the spirit of Christmas. All children, some of whom may be extremely disadvantaged, deserved to be invited and join in the fun. It’s not just Year 8 but all year groups.”

The college has defended its resolution, with Nathan Ashman, St Wilfrid’s assistant principal, saying over 300 key stage three college students met the “rewards and incentives”standards and that each pupil participated in some type of Christmas celebration this 12 months.

He mentioned: “We presented many more certificates to celebrate our students’ high attendance, academic excellence, academic endeavour, and academy service to students across the academy.

“At the end of term, Students at St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy, have also taken part in the annual nine lessons and carols service, a Christmas jumper day, Christmas lunch, celebrations assemblies and we are looking forward to our traditional house pantomimes on Thursday.

“We appreciate that this is a challenging time of year for many families and during our December month of hope, the school community has packed and delivered 50 hampers to local families, written positive messages of hope, and collected and contributed thousands of items to our local food bank.

“We are extremely proud of all that our students have achieved and have enjoyed celebrating their success.”