Priory School in Lewes forced all pupils to wear trousers in 2017 after “concerns” were raised over the length of skirts and to cater to their transgender pupils.
The decision bans all female pupils from wearing skirts. At the time, the school said that only new students would be required to wear the new uniform.And you believed them?
But it has now announced that all students, not just newcomers, will be required to wear the “gender neutral” uniform.And parents aren't happy. This is extra expense they haven't budgeted for.
Parents of year 11 pupils are frustrated that they will have to pay out for the new uniform. It is expected to cost about £90 and pupils will wear it for 150 school days.So there's a bit of a revolt happening. Maybe too little, too late, now, however.
An online petition to “stop Priory school from forcing everyone to wear trousers” has been signed by 132 people.
A legal letter, which has been sent to the school, is threatening to take the decision to Judicial Review.Shouldn't you have done that from the start?
The Argus contacted the school for comment on the last day of term but the school did not reply.Heh. All too demob happy, I suspect.