Pupils campaign for knee-high socks

Published: 17th July 2013

Pupils campaign for knee-high socks

A school in Hertfordshire has banned girls from wearing trendy knee-high socks.

Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School in Hatfield has issued new rules that forbid pupils from wearing skirts that are shorter than three inches above the knee and insisting that tights should been worn instead of socks.

The controversial new regulations will come into effect in September however pupils have already launched a petition in an attempt to reverse the decision.

The school is thought to have brought in the rules after parents and members of the public complained about how some of the girls looked when they were in the town.

"They wear their socks over the knee, and short skirts and it does not present them in the best light," headteacher Theodora Nickson told the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

"My concern is that members of the public will judge our girls and the school because of it. We are just strengthening the uniform rules. Most girls wear tights anyway."

Ms Nickson insisted that socks had not been banned outright but said the changes were to encourage pupils to dress appropriately.

She added that on hot days girls would be given the opportunity to wear socks instead of tights.

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