GOVERNORS at Exmouth Community College agreed to discuss concerns about the cost and quality of the school uniform at their AGM.
As previously reported by the Echo, after raising concerns with the school, a mum of two pupils there set up Facebook page, Exmouth Parents Right to be Heard, as a forum for other parents to discuss the issue.
It has attracted more than 150 members.
Liz Reynolds, a single parent, is concerned that the quality of the jumpers do not reflect their price which she says is too expensive.
She complained that the jumper is 100 per cent acrylic and frays at the cuffs, the elbows and at the bottom.
Part of her complaint is that three key items of uniform out of 10, the jumper, the tie and the PE T-shirt, must be bought from the school at a set price.
She has questioned why the school uses School Togs, a firm based in Worcester, when Exmouth firm Proserve, which supplies the majority of the town's primary schools, can offer the three compulsory items for £10 less.
Despite repeated attempts by the Echo to obtain clarity on the decision to stay with the current supplier, headteacher Tony Alexander, who according to Devon County Council, was on a salary of more than £161,000 before the school became an academy in 2011, failed to offer a response.
After contacting the school in July, Mrs Reynolds received a letter saying that the school was satisfied with its current supplier. The 40-year-old from Lympstone subsequently made a formal complaint and as a result the board of governors were due to discuss the issue at their AGM on Wednesday, September 18.
Chair of Governors, Elizabeth Lee said she did not want to comment on the issue before the matter had been discussed by the board.
"I'm astounded by the school," said Mrs Reynolds. "What possible reason could they have for not allowing parents to save something on the uniforms? On the website of the company who supplies the uniform, you can buy what looks like the same jumper for £5 less than you can in the school shop.
"I don't understand why, when there is a local supplier who can do a decent job for less and is able to deliver value for money, with more availability than two afternoons a week, isn't being used."
Mrs Reynolds is also frustrated at the inconvenience of only being able to purchase the uniform from the school shop which is only open two afternoons a week.
"I was told the school had conducted independent surveys to ensure their chosen supplier was the best," she added. "I requested to see the evidence but I have yet to do so."