A school in the West Midlands has created a furore after reportedly separating children in the playground based on whose parents paid a donation for new sports equipment.
Wednesbury Oak Academy has sparked outrage over what many have referred to as "rich and poor zones".
The school has created segments in the playground, stopping pupils from playing with sports equipment if they hadn't paid for it.
A 'no pay, no play' scheme was launched by the school last week, but has already attracted a wave of criticism from angry parents.
A petition has now been set up by mums and dads outraged at what they deem to be "social and financial discrimination".
The Parent Council at the West Midlands school asked for a voluntary £6 donation per child to purchase equipment for pupils to play with at lunchtime
You can sort of understand this but it must be tough for the kids who's parents can't afford the money. On the other hand it's only per year, surely parents could cut down a little on the fags and booze to give to their children?