Girl, 12, put into school isolation as hips ‘too wide’ to fit into skirt uniform

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A fuming mum has slammed her daughter’s school for “discriminating” against her for wearing the “wrong type of skirt”.

Daisy Johnson claimed she spent the whole summer looking for a skirt that would fit her daughter, 12-year-old Shylah – who has trouble due to her “wide hips and small waist”.

Despite trying to find the off-the-peg black pleated skirt requested by Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, in Leicestershire, the exhausted mum couldn’t find anything to fit from Primark, Next, New Look, Marks & Spencer or Matalan.

Instead, Daisy and her partner, Dharmesh Patel, were forced to send Shylah to school in a plain black skirt – but to their dismay, the student was removed from class and put in isolation for not having the correct uniform, reports Leicestershire Live.

The school’s headteacher, Will Teece, defended the decision and claimed: "The school has had the same uniform policy for many years, we've provided the family with a skirt, offered to take them to the shops, and offered to have it tailored.

"We'd like nothing more than to get the student back into full-time education, and we feel we have offered more than enough options for the parent and student to do this.

“It simply seems like she doesn't want to wear the skirt.”

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But furious Daisy pointed out her daughter is missing tests and has anxiety over the uniform saga.

"She has missed two tests already this week because she can't be in full-time education, all because her skirt doesn't have pleats in it,” she said.

"She's being discriminated against, really, because she doesn't have a body shape for their uniform policy.

“The school even gave us one of their skirts for her to wear and it doesn't fit at all around her waist.

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"It's not like she doesn't want to wear the school skirt. She is in Year 8 and wore one throughout her first year.

“But she's had a growth spurt over the summer and her old one doesn't fit.

"She has issues with her anxiety at the best of times and this really isn't helping.”

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