HEARTBROKEN teenager Cassy Taylor is to miss out on her big night after her school withdrew her invitation to a celebration evening.

The 16-year-old was looking forward to tomorrow’s year 11 evening organised by the University of Chester Academy Northwich (UCAN).

However the Rudheath teenager is to miss out after her mum was told her daughter had broken prom conduct rules.

The school reminded parents before the Easter break that the principal reserved the right to withdraw the invitation to the celebration evening as a result of serious or persistent misconduct.

Cassy’s mum Angela complained to the school about the withdrawal of the invitation, and put her case on Monday at the school.

She said she spoke to a panel of senior staff including principal Cath Green, and received a letter later that day to confirm the decision to withdraw Cassy’s invitation.

“Cassy’s behaviour has been up and down, but she has not done anything bad enough to prevent her from going to the prom,” said Angela.

Cassy’s family has spent almost £260 on the evening for a ticket, dress, shoes and accessories, and Angela was contacted last week to tell her the teenager could not attend.

“The school phoned me up and said she is not allowed to go because she has not followed the prom conduct rules,” she said.

“She was very excited about the prom, and is very upset she cannot go – she is breaking her heart.

“The prom is something special, and she was looking forward to having her picture taken.

“We paid £25 for a ticket, and she has a dress, shoes and accessories.

Altogether everything has cost £256, and the whole family has given money towards the things.

“My daughter is not a bad girl, and doesn’t get herself in loads of trouble. There is a new headmistress at the school who is very strict, and I feel Cassy has been made an example of.

“If the school felt her behaviour was bad they wouldn’t have let her buy the prom ticket.”

A UCAN spokesperson said: “As staff continue to drive up standards at UCAN one of the priorities is to ensure exemplary behaviour is rewarded and there is a zero tolerance stance where there is evidence of poor conduct, including when students show a lack of respect to other students or staff.

“In preparing students for life, work and further study, the Academy teaches students the importance of taking responsibility for their actions and the consequences of behaving badly, particularly when it impacts on others.

“Letters sent to parents and guardians of year 11 students, which had to be signed for to acknowledge receipt, before the Easter break included a reminder that the principal reserves the right to withdraw the invitation to the year 11 celebration evening as a result of serious or persistent misconduct.

“Students found to be breaching the terms of this letter would therefore forfeit their place. Where this has happened it is a decision which has been taken with due consideration.

“We cannot comment on individual cases, but any complaint would follow the Academy’s complaints procedure.”