A school has backed down after implementing a policy that saw children banned from playing with new equipment if their parents didn't donate £6.
Wednesbury Oak Academy in Tipton was accused of creating 'rich and poor zones' with the controversial scheme.
But today the chair of governors at the West Midlands academy said the scheme would be ended with immediate effect.
Wednesbury Oak Academy has been ended its 'no pay, no play' scheme after dozens of complaints
A spokesman told the Mirror: 'We have listened to the concerns raised and will be ending the scheme with immediate effect. We are a school that believes in putting our children at the heart of everything we do.'
The decision comes less than 24 hours the 'no pay, no play' scheme made national news.
Yesterday MailOnline reported furious mothers and fathers had launched a petition.
Headteacher Maria Bull defended the move earlier this week and even claimed she nearly called the police after receiving multiple threats from angry parents.
Speaking to The Mirror on Tuesday, she said: 'Parents have behaved in a highly threatening manner on Facebook, telling me 'I need a good slapping'. This is not the way to behave.
'We have systems in place where parents can come and address their concerns. I am on the verge of calling the police.'
Ms Bull claimed the school, which according to Ofsted has a higher proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals than average, did not have any parents who could not afford the £6 and even claimed they had eight months to pay.
Adding that buying the equipment was the school's parent council's idea, she said: 'I would prefer children made up their own games in the playground.'
It is understood three of the five parents on the council have resigned in protest at the segregation.
Headteacher Maria Bull defended the move earlier this week and revealed she had nearly called the police in after receiving threats from parents
The academy was rated as 'Outstanding' at its latest Ofsted inspection and of the 450 pupils, 50 parents are said to have paid the £6.
The headteacher revealed the cash had been spent on a football, a rugby ball, a slinky, two skipping ropes and tennis balls.
At lunchtimes, when it comes time to play, the children of parents who have paid are taken onto the grass where a member of staff organises a game using the exclusive equipment.
A staff member armed with a clipboard stands guard to check off names of those that have paid.
Ms Bull said a 'couple of times' a week the children are allowed to invite a friend along whose parents had not paid.
Angela Moore launched a petition saying parents were 'disgusted' by the scheme.
Parents have reacted with fury after a school 'segregated' children based on whose parents had paid extra money for playground sports equipment (file photo)
She wrote: 'The playground was separated into groups of 'paid' and 'unpaid' students.
'This has caused outright disgust from children, parents, grandparents, staff and such like.
'The parents that have paid and parents that haven't are totally against the separation of the children as this can cause upset, bullying and social exclusion amongst other things.
'We therefore request the 'scheme' to be discontinued as its just not something that any of us wish to be associated with.'
As of January 10, 1,168 had signed the petition.
Labour MP for West Bromwich Adrian Bailey blamed the incident on funding cuts.