Skirt ban considered for school’s new pupils

tis  Pupils using the trim trail at Rossett Acre Primary School.  101101M2b.

tis Pupils using the trim trail at Rossett Acre Primary School. 101101M2b.

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Bewildered parents at a Harrogate primary school have been asked to consider a skirt ban as they “restrict movement” for four and five year olds.

Rossett Acre School - which made national newspaper headlines in April after considering a birthday sweetie ban - has made the request to parents of new pupils.

In a starter pack sent out to parents of youngsters who will join the school in September, a letter said children will be required to wear trousers as it was more sensible.

The authority has since clarified that it was a “preference” and said parents were at liberty to send their children to school in skirts. But even the suggestion has angered some parents.

“Yet again Rossett Acre School has flabbergasted parents,” said one mum. “Parents were shocked and disappointed to find their little girl wouldn’t be starting school in a pretty pinafore or school skirt.

“At first I thought this was a joke - after all the hullabaloo over banning birthday sweets they’re now banning skirts!

“Has sweetie-gate turned into skirt-gate? Whatever next?!”