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Girls Are Banned From Wearing Skirts at 40 Secondaries Across England as Schools Opt for Gender-Neutral Uniforms to Cater for Transgender Pupils

Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniform policies under which boys and girls both wear trousers, while others are considering similar changes, it is claimed. PHOTO: Daily Mail/PA
  • Schools are requiring boys and girls to wear trousers in gender-neutral uniforms
  • They followed the lead of Priory School in Lewes which made the move last year
  • One school in Bury is facing a backlash as parents petition to stop a ban on skirts

By Tim Stickings | 2 July 2018

DAILY MAIL — At least 40 secondary schools have banned girls from wearing skirts in a bid to cater for transgender pupils, it has emerged.

Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniform policies under which boys and girls both wear trousers, while others are considering similar changes, it is claimed.

They have followed the lead of Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, which scrapped its female uniform last September, also citing fears over the sexualisation of young women.

It comes alongside news that a leading private school is bringing in make-up experts to help pupils who feel anxious about their appearance. […]

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