School uniform is mandatory isn’t it?
Actually in a primary school it’s not – any child can wear anything and the school can’t really do anything about it.
I believe school uniforms set a level playing field, of course that is assuming that you can afford it in the first place!
Price aside I think it is important that (at school) children are treated equally and one of the ways is of course by clothing, no rich or poor…just the same and for this too work everyone needs to abide by the school policy.
However, a mother has shared her anger that girls at a secondary school are being told to stop wearing “tight” black trousers because they are reportedly “distracting teachers” and that they were not part of the school uniform.
Mrs Moule said her 15-year-old daughter Beth has been put in detention because of a “ridiculous” uniform clampdown over how tight girls’ trousers should be and more than 200 parents have backed her petition calling for staff at St Peter’s School, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, to “stop harassing” female pupils by dishing out the punishment for not wearing “baggy” school trousers.
She went on to say “The kids are being told they are distracting teachers and students,” said Moule. “It’s atrocious, it’s not the right calibre of teacher at the school.”
Maybe but from that should we also say the right cailbre of pupils as they are distracted – here Mrs Moule has nothing to say on the issue.
As for teachers being distracted – I find that somewhat disturbing and an odd choice of words to put in a letter from the school.
However, they are not uniform and should not be worn and that is the school policy.
I’m afraid if a parent does not like it then of course they are free to place their child in another school but you sign up to follow the school policy when you accept the place.
School uniform for all with no exceptions.