Headteacher BANS girls from wearing skirts to school calling them ‘too revealing’ and ‘inappropriate’

A HEADTEACHER has banned pupils for wearing skirts to school as they are “inappropriate”.

Lee Jarvis sent a message to parents over concerns that skirts were “far too revealing” before introducing a total ban.

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St Martin’s School in Caerphilly, South Wales, has banned pupils wearing skirts[/caption]

Headteacher Lee Jarvis said they were ‘far too revealing’ and ‘inappropriate’

The 980-pupil school has now outlawed all skirts because of their length – with students forced to wear shorts or tailored trousers in line with strict new school uniform rules come September.

Furious parents have blasted the new skirt ban as “unfair” after buying uniforms for pupils – and say the whole high school should not be penalised.

It comes after Mr Jarvis sent an email to all parents at St Martin’s School in Caerphilly, South Wales, about “appropriate workplace attire”.

The message said: “Over the last couple of years our school community has had concerns over the length of some learners’ skirts.

“Staff and learners are included in this and members of the public have frequently contacted the school to complain about what they regard as highly inappropriate and far too revealing attire for the workplace.

“Despite us attempting to educate learners as to appropriate school wear and issuing school badged skirts of an appropriate length we have not been effective in ensuring that learners adhere to appropriate workplace attire.

“We have therefore concluded that this item of clothing needs to be removed from our uniform policy from September and replaced by tailored shorts for hot weather or alternatively trousers.

“I felt it was prudent to write to let you know this in plenty of time before we all begin to consider purchasing new uniform for September.”

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From September, pupils will be forced to wear shorts or tailored trousers[/caption]

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Angry parents hit out at the new rules, introduced by Mr Jarvis[/caption]

Angry parents have hit out at the new rules and say they now must fork out more money on uniforms.

One mum said: “My daughter is not happy and doesn’t want to wear tailored school trousers.

“I think it’s unfair. Don’t they have other things to worry about after we’ve all come through Covid?”

Another said: “I disagree with this. It should be addressed per child and not penalise the whole school.”

Mr Jarvis did not want to comment further.

The full email read: “Good afternoon,

“Over the last couple of years our school community has had concerns over the length of some learners skirts.

“Staff and learners are included in this and members of the public have frequently contacted the school to complain about what they regard as highly inappropriate and far too revealing attire for the workplace.


“Despite us attempting to educate learners as to appropriate school wear and issuing school badged skirts of an appropriate length we have not been effective in ensuring that learners adhere to appropriate workplace attire.

“We have therefore concluded that this item of clothing needs to be removed from our uniform policy from September and replaced by tailored shorts for hot weather or alternatively trousers.

“I felt it was prudent to write to let you know this in plenty of time before we all begin to consider purchasing new uniform for September.”