School That Banned Skirts Forces To Close Early Following Student Protest Against Uniform Guidelines

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A school that forbade female students from wearing skirts was shut down on Friday after students demonstrated a protest against the uniform guidelines, reports the Telegraph

Officials were called to the Banbury, Oxon school called The Warriner. The secondary school students opposed the


uniforms and declined to attend class. The protest came in the middle of an increase school protests, allegedly inspired by a TikTok trend. 

On Thursday, parents were told that students had to attend school wearing black pants or knee-length shorts from September. Assistant headteacher, Lotty Keys, said that female students

“who roll skirts to an inappropriate length are sending out the wrong social message in their choice of style”. 

She added,

“They seem to feel they need to conform to a certain image, in order to fit in with friendship groups. We feel this has no place in an educational setting and for this reason, we are introducing trousers for all students.”

Social media footage shows students in the yard shouting,

“We want skirts.” 

One student revealed,

“if teachers can strike over their principles, so can we”,

reports the Banbury Guardian. 

Officers responded to the protest on Friday close to 9:10 a.m. after receiving

“a report of a disturbance.”

Reports added that there were no arrests made. 

Parents were informed via email on the day of the protest that the school was closing earlier than scheduled

“following the advice of police and our concerns around the safety of our school community”.

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