'I am absolutely furious': Mother's anger after her seven-year-old daughter was 'forced to sit on the floor' during break time after arriving late to school

  • Lauren Rowe, from north-west London, said daughter was forced to sit on floor
  • She blamed heavy traffic for making the pair late as they journeyed by bus
  • Claims a 'new protocol' requires pupils to spend breaktime in the hall if late
  • Says her daughter was 'hysterical in panic' on her way to class on Monday?

A London mother has been left 'furious' after her seven-year-old daughter was allegedly 'forced to sit on the floor' during breaktime at school after arriving late.

Lauren Rowe, 27, from west London, took to?Facebook page Kensal Rise W10 to ask for advice after the youngster was allegedly 'shamed' for being 15 minutes late at St Luke's Primary School.

She told how her daughter Sienna was 'hysterical in panic' on her way to class on Monday morning because she was worried what would happen after their bus journey was delayed due to heavy traffic.

Mother-of-two Lauren said: 'As per the new protocol my child was collected infront [sic.] of her friends and told that she wasn't having her break.?

Furious: Lauren took to Facebook page Kensal Rise W10 to ask for advice after her child was 'shamed for being late' at St Luke's Primary School

Furious: Lauren took to Facebook page Kensal Rise W10 to ask for advice after her child was 'shamed for being late' at St Luke's Primary School

The 'furious' parent?told how the youngster was 'hysterical in panic' on her way to class on Monday morning because she was worried what would happen as they were running late

The 'furious' parent?told how the youngster was 'hysterical in panic' on her way to class on Monday morning because she was worried what would happen as they were running late

'She was then made to sit on the floor in the hall and when she stood up she was immediately told to sit down.'?

Lauren, who said she was just 15 minutes late, told MailOnline: 'They came and collected her in front of her friends, they told her she wasn't going to have her break that day and they took her in front of the hall.'

After sharing her ordeal on Facebook she received dozens of replies from fellow parents who branded the alleged policy 'awful' and 'disgusting'.

One wrote: 'You are rightfully furious, this is ridiculous' while another added: 'Not on at all. Break time is for running around and being with friends.'?

Others reassured Lauren she had 'every right to be upset and furious' and accused the school of 'punishing children for adults [sic.] faults'.??

Support:?After sharing her ordeal on Facebook she received dozens of replies from fellow parents who branded the school policy 'awful' and 'disgusting'

Support:?After sharing her ordeal on Facebook she received dozens of replies from fellow parents who branded the school policy 'awful' and 'disgusting'

But not everyone agreed, with one Facebooker writing: 'Then they should BE ON TIME!!!! It's not an optional start time.?

'You turn up 5 minutes late for a plane, they don't say "oh, don't do it again", you miss the plane. It is a valuable lesson. Don't even get me started about driving kids to school.'?

Lauren added that her daughter had 'burst into tears' at the end of the school day and that she had spoken to the headteacher.??

MailOnline has contacted St Luke's Primary school for comment.

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