The Daily Mail is reporting that a schoolgirl was put into detention after being told that her skirt is too short, leading her to miss important GCSE lessons.
A schoolgirl missed important lessons for her GCSEs after being put in isolation and twice given a detention because teachers said her skirt was too short.
Courtney Meredith, 16, was told her ‘skirt must be no higher than 5cm (2in) above the knee’ before she was put in isolation, missing out on key lessons.
She was also given a detention and her angry mother Kirsty Owen claimed there are ‘plenty of other’ girls with skirts that are shorter than her daughter’s. The row led to Ms Owen and Courtney’s grandmother protesting outside the school – but even when the girl returned she was given detention again.
Ms Owen, 33, said teachers at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (Paca) in Brighton, East Sussex, are not dealing with the situation correctly. She also said she feels like she is in a ‘battle’ with the secondary school and sixth form, adding her daughter is missing out on vital lessons ‘because of a skirt’.
Ms Owen said: ‘My daughter’s school rules state that the skirt she wears must be 5cm above the knee. There are plenty of other children at the school walking around with their skirts up higher than my daughter wears hers.’
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