Discrimination in School Portraits: National Portrait Company Faces Backlash After Removing Children From Images

Tempest Photography, a renowned provider of school portraits across the UK, finds itself embroiled in controversy following allegations of excluding children with additional support needs (ASN) and those in wheelchairs from class group photos. Reports emerged that Tempest Photography took two versions of a class group photo—one including all students and another intentionally excluding those with complex needs. This decision has sparked outrage and disbelief among parents, who feel their children have been unfairly marginalized and erased from a significant moment in their school journey.