UK’s top all-girls school bans skirts as girls wear them too short

October 27th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 27 (ANI): One of the UK’s top all-girls school has ordered its pupils to wear trousers after a ‘complaint’ about ‘indecent’ length of their skirts.

The head teacher of Sandbach High School, Cheshire, has announced plans to ban skirts from next September because pupils are wearing them too short.

“To remove the problem of inappropriate short shirts once and for all we are considering banning skirts with effect from September 2011,” the Daily Mail quoted John Leigh, Head teacher, as saying.

“A combination of current styles and a propensity for some girls to roll up their skirts has led to complaints from staff, other pupils and members of the public, regarding the decency of some skirts being worn. We have placed those with especially short skirts in detention and have written home to individual parents but sadly it seems that the message is not getting through to many girls,” he added.

Though, the move received a lot of anti-reactions from parents and guardians of the students.

Grandmother-of-two Julie Griffith, 49, who has a granddaughter at Sandbach High, said the move was old fashioned.

“I can understand the school wanting to do something about this as some of the girls’ skirts are really short but I think banning skirts altogether is a bit of a dramatic step. I know a lot of girls roll their skirts up to make them shorter. It’s a fashion thing,” she said. Non-denominational Sandbach High School has 1,396 pupils and a further 320 in their sixth form college. (ANI)

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