Woodchurch High School in northwestern England recently banned students from wearing expensive coats from brands including Canada Goose, Moncler and Pyrenex. The ban, which is aimed at stopping "poverty shaming," was requested by some parents and will come into effect after Christmas. Some families have felt pressured to buy designer coats even though they cannot afford them, and students who do not have them feel stigmatized, the headteacher told The Independent. Some think that the school's decision solves parents' problems, while others regard it as unnecessarily restrictive. The controversial ban, according to CNN, comes in line with a growing movement among British schools to protect disadvantaged students through initiatives such as banning expensive pencil cases and preventing teachers from asking students what they did on weekends.