15/06/2010 14:11 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

School Bans Pupils Under 15 From Wearing Skirts

A school in North Yorkshire has banned pupils under the age of 15 from wearing skirts, after it was claimed they were attracting unwanted attention.

The school claims the girls were pulling up their skirts several inches after leaving school. Something a lot of teenage girls have been doing for years, I might add.

From September, the girls at St Aidan's CE High School in Harrogate will have to wear black trousers. Year 11s will be able to wear them, but they must be no more than three inches above the knee.

Pupils and parents have stepped forward to criticised the move as 'heavy-handed'. The mixed school's website currently displays a statement which reads 'Very young children, and even more disturbingly, special needs children are clearly wholly unaware of the signals they are giving out'
The school regularly features highly on the performance scale, with 89).

The school's head Dennis Richards claims he is simply providing 'a duty of care to keep the children safe'.

What do you think?

Source: Daily Mail