Sunday 28 Jul 2013 8:25 pm
School bans skirts for ‘unladylike’ girls aged nine
"School bans skirts for 'unladylike' girls aged nine.
The school in question said some its female pupils looked ‘unladylike’ in skirts.
A school has banned girls as young as nine from wearing skirts.
Walkwood Church of England Middle School is introducing a trousers-only rule from September.
And from 2014 the school in Redditch, Worcestershire, will require girls to wear shirts instead of blouses – meaning their dress will be the same as that of male pupils.
Headteacher David Doubtfire said the ban was necessary because pupils were wearing skirts that were far too short, making them appear ‘unladylike’.
He added: ‘Some of the older girls were beginning to wear extremely short skirts.
‘It was becoming difficult, especially when it came to them sitting down in the school hall. It was very unladylike." [wink]
‘We would ask them to make their skirts longer, but they would just roll them up again when we turned away.’"