A school that threatened the family of a Muslim girl with legal action after she wore a skirt that was ‘too long’ has dropped the case.
Siham Hamud, 12, was sent home from Uxbridge High School every day in December and told to return wearing a shorter skirt or black trousers, provided by official uniform suppliers. However, her parents argued the outfit went against their religious beliefs as the shorter skirt fell above the knee.
The schoolgirl had been wearing a longer skirt to classes for years with no problem, despite the new rule about shorter school-branded skirts being introduced two years ago.She previously revealed she felt ‘bullied’ for her beliefs, telling The Guardian: ‘It makes me feel left out, because I can’t see my friends.
‘They aren’t accepting me for my religion and that’s wrong. I feel confused and annoyed that I can’t wear what I want for my religion.’
The school, in Hillingdon, west London, issued the family with a threat of legal action on December 9 over Siham’s alleged unauthorised absences from the classroom. But three months later, they have reversed their decision and apologised. (Metro)