Kada Jones, a 14- yar old schoolgirl at Portchester Community School was sent home because her skirt doesn’t match the school’s specification.
The student was told to stay at home or study in isolation, Kada Jones, returned to school after the summer holidays to begin her first term in Year 10, but her plus size figure makes it hard for her to wear the specified school uniforms but has to wear a different skirt from the one wore by her schoolmates.
Instead of the grey pleated knee-length skirts the school requires, Kada wore a grey size 24-26 skirt, which she says she has been wearing to school without getting complaint from the school authority.
But this year, jones found herself being told she will be removed from classes at Portchester Community School in Fareham, Hants, and asked to either comply by wearing the regulation skirt or stay at home.
She however returned back to school on Wednesday, only to be forced out of class, right now she is heartbroken over the incident.
She said: ‘I’ve been crying for the past five days – I don’t understand, I’ve done nothing wrong.
‘People get put in isolation because they have done something wrong; they’ve been treating me like I’m not even a human being.
‘All I want to do is go to school.’
Speaking on the matter, a headteacher at the school Richard Carlyle says all schoolchildren must abide by the same rules.
‘It’s about the skirt being the appropriate length and appropriate material.
‘Miss Jones’ skirt wasn’t quite up to school regulations in terms of length, but the school is working to find a uniform that is compliant.
‘Pupils have a duty to wear the uniform respectfully and with dignity.’
The student’s mother 54-year-old Carleen Jones, says her daughter is medically fit, and is ‘fuming’ that the school has changed its mind on her skirts and had to be asked to go home.
She said: ‘Kada was in the headmaster’s maths class last year, and he never raised an issue with her skirt.
‘If she was dressed like a punk rocker or something I would understand, but this skirt is similar to the school ones and is absolutely fine.’
However, the school has taken its stand on the matter-All students must abide by the same rule, and students must only wear uniforms as specified by the school.