A SHOE shop has teamed up with schools to stop pupils being sent home on the first day of term for wearing the wrong footwear.

Wynsors hopes to solve the issue of parents falling foul of strict school rules by joining forces with head teachers to draw up a list of approved shoes for each school.

Parents can then search for their school on the retailer's website and find out which shoes are permitted.

Schools that have signed up for the scheme include Our Lady and St John Catholic College in Blackburn; All Saints in Rawtenstall; Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School; Fearns in Bacup; and Haslingden High School.

Marsden Heights, Pendle Vale, Sir John Thursby Commuity College and Shuttleworth College, all in Burnley, have also signed up.

A spokesman for Wynsors said: "Across the country, uniform guidelines are becoming increasingly strict, especially when it comes to what is appropriate footwear for children.

"This back to school range is much more considered with 30 designs being rejected.

"That’s why we teamed up with local schools to create a collection of headteacher approved options that will please everyone."

Lewis Higham, store manager at Wynsors Blackburn, added: “We know that the back to school shop is a stressful one. We see this in our stores every August, and when you throw in uniform guidelines it can become a real chore.

“We wanted to take that pressure off and turn the experience into a quick and easy shopping trip that sees parents purchase footwear that is comfortable, practical and that they know is appropriate for their child’s school.

“What’s more, we’ve also worked to ensure the shoes that made the final cut are able to withstand the rough and tumble of the playground whilst also looking great and saving parents’ money."

The school brochures are available to view at www.wynsors.com/school_brochures and all shoes within the brochure are available in store.

There are branches of Wynsors in Blackburn, Burnley and Bacup.