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What's the stupidest policy in your school?

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    (Original post by AspiringGenius)
    It's not really a policy, but the internet filter bans the word "fun". Lol
    When I was in 6th form, I once googled 'chi-sqaure statistical table' to look a value up since I didn't have the book, and every search result I clicked on was blocked, and under the 'pornography' category... wtf!
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    i've left now but 'no coats to be worn in the library' because they're 'restricting'

    more like our librarian was super fat and everything she wore was restricting!
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    (Original post by tigger034)
    we weren't allowed to carry bags around because of 'overcrowding' and we weren't allowed to wear our blazers in lessons, but the blazers were compulsory to buy and cost like £120 quid :/.
    That is absurd, what reason was given?
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    google is blocked in certain classrooms ...
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    (Original post by AspiringGenius)
    It's not really a policy, but the internet filter bans the word "fun". Lol
    Oh we had sites that were banned because of "humour" :lolwut: Not allowed to laugh now apparently.
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    (Original post by spiral1)
    google is blocked in certain classrooms ...

    (Original post by squiff93)
    i've left now but 'no coats to be worn in the library' because they're 'restricting'

    more like our librarian was super fat and everything she wore was restricting!
    what the hell?!
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    be on time

    hated it.
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    Our school blocked foreign languages on the computers....even though the MFL department had their own computer suite (which they couldn't use) and it meant the A-level students couldn't do their research at school for coursework .

    At secondary school, we we're allowed to take our sweaters off no matter how warm it got (obviously, some teachers were less strict on that rule), because it apparently made us look "scruffy". Yet they had no rule regarding trousers, and so didn't care that the majority came in sweatpants, trakkies, combats etc :erm:
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    A few that I remember:

    Footballs had to be size 3 or under lest they be confiscated but basketballs were allowed.
    6th formers weren't allowed to play any ball games during free periods.
    In lower school you used to have to have your planner signed every week or else you get a detention.
    Top button must be done up at all times, must wear blazer.
    Compulsory 'general R.E' for sixth formers
    Pretty much every website was banned except a couple.

    Probably more as I hated the place.
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    I remember my primary school banned all types of balls, cause I teacher got hit by one one break time.

    They also banned conkers. Bastards. But me and my friends formed an underground conkers society. AHH good times.

    :lol:
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    Compulsory attendance

    I mean...what's up with that?
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    (Original post by Jtking3000)
    A few that I remember:

    Footballs had to be size 3 or under lest they be confiscated but basketballs were allowed.
    6th formers weren't allowed to play any ball games during free periods.
    In lower school you used to have to have your planner signed every week or else you get a detention.
    Top button must be done up at all times, must wear blazer.
    Compulsory 'general R.E' for sixth formers
    Pretty much every website was banned except a couple.

    Probably more as I hated the place.
    the bold bits are still implemented in our school
    i couldnt be bothered to ask my parents to sign every week so i started to forge
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    (Original post by InfinitelyVixey)
    When I was in 6th form, I once googled 'chi-sqaure statistical table' to look a value up since I didn't have the book, and every search result I clicked on was blocked, and under the 'pornography' category... wtf!
    Didn't you know that statistics tables are now considered "kinky"? The term "1 cup" was also banned, which made food tech difficult.
    (Original post by Marsha2112)
    Oh we had sites that were banned because of "humour" :lolwut: Not allowed to laugh now apparently.
    These are the authoritarian police states we often call secondary schools. Of course, humour is forbidden, neutral behaviour is mandatory and roboticism is encouraged.
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    The worst have to be 'no snowball fights' even though it snows once a year, and no football during break and lunch.
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    (Original post by edgar allan bro)
    That is absurd, what reason was given?
    Apparently their too restrictive and cause 'distraction' due to the pockets or something? It was a year 11 privilege to wear them :confused:......my school was retarded
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    They give you detention in the SIXTH FORM.

    They also criticise you if you don't participate in Communion, even though they aren't meant to (if I'm not Catholic, why am I going to pretend that I am).
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    (Original post by tigger034)
    we weren't allowed to carry bags around because of 'overcrowding' and we weren't allowed to wear our blazers in lessons, but the blazers were compulsory to buy and cost like £120 quid :/.
    Is this St Michael's by any chance?
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    My school block's TSR but allows you to google search 'porn'
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    (Original post by The Polar Dude)
    ooo btw, TSR is blocked in my school's network
    SAME
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    No scarves or hats between March and October

    :rolleyes:

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