School skirt ban

PUBLISHED: 12:16 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:19 03 May 2010

SIR, - I disagree with the rule of no Lycra materials in skirts or trousers for girls at Nicholas Breakspear School (Herts Advertiser, January 12) and have made a complaint to the deputy head. I understand that tube-type skirts that have been altered to l

SIR, - I disagree with the rule of no Lycra materials in skirts or trousers for girls at Nicholas Breakspear School (Herts Advertiser, January 12) and have made a complaint to the deputy head. I understand that tube-type skirts that have been altered to look shorter are not acceptable. However my daughter had the regulation A-line skirts below the knee bought from Marks and Spencers. Most materials do contain Lycra nowdays for comfort. Are the teachers not allowed to wear Lycra either? I doubt it somehow. Is this new regulation of "no Lycra" set down by the Department for Education? I have spent over £30 on new skirts and trousers. Perhaps when the board of governors bring in new regulations they should take into consideration that not all children are regular size 8,10,12 etc and sometimes Lycra may make the garment more comfortable. I do not see that uniforms containing Lycra make the pupils study any less and the ban is in fact making them lose confidence and morale in attending school as they are being asked to line up and be checked daily in front of their peers. The school needs to adhere to a uniform policy as all schools do but they are definitely taking this too far. LESA SKEGGS, Coopers Gate, Colney Heath.

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