Co-op shop bans comprehensive school kids, but not local private school pupils

A Co-op shop has been slammed after it banned pupils from a local comprehensive – but not students who attended a private school.

Photos shows a sign saying “only two Ralph Allen students at a time” would be allowed into the store in Bath., Somerset.

The state secondary is one of several schools in the nearby area – a posh independent school is closer to the store but it appears its pupils are welcome.

The store manager of the Co-op said the decision to put up the sign had been “made for the right reasons”.

The sign was posted at the store in Bath to limit the number of pupils entering this small store without an adult.

Ralph Allen School is a state comprehensive academy less than a mile away from the Co-op in the Combe Down area of the city.

There are several other schools in the area – such as the grand Prior Park College, an independent Catholic school set in a mansion, just under half a mile away from the store.

When asked about the sign, a spokeswoman for Ralph Allen the school had no comment to make.

Local reports say the sign has been amended this week to say ‘pupils’, rather than Ralph Allen pupils specifically.


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