You Think YOUR School Is Strict On Uniform
OK, so returning to school after Xmas is, to put it lightly, a BIT of a drag. Turkey feasts, chocolate, and movie binges are no more, and you can say goodbye to champagne till pretty much next year. It’s going to be a bleak and cold few months.
You know what doesn’t make returning back to school any easier? Dumb AF uniform policies.
And for the pupils of the Ebbsfleet Academy in Kent, the struggle is real. Their uniform policy is zero-tolerance, and on the first day back after Xmas, many girls were SENT HOME for having skirts that were too short (more than 5cm above the knee).
We’re pretty sure that sending girls home for wearing a shorter school skirt should be banned in itself. What’s damaging about it? Does it prevent anyone from getting an education? Sending someone home is like saying they’re dangerous or disruptive to other students.
Before Christmas, a letter was sent to the pupils at the Ebbsfleet Academy to remind them of the school uniform rules and it remarked that many of the girls were wearing unacceptable skirts that revealed “lots of thigh”. Ummmm… isn’t this, like, the school version of slut-shaming?
Despite the fact that parents have been calling up to complain about their children being sent home, the Head Teacher Alison Colwell (yes, it’s a woman) has simply stated that if parents have a problem with the strict school uniform rules they can always send their child somewhere else. In other words, “don’ care”.
Among the other things you’d have to worry about at the Ebbsfleet Academy are any hairstyles that are “unconventional or elaborate”, a handbag style school bag, the colour of your vest top UNDERNEATH your school shirt in Winter, any sort of piercing other than lower lobe piercings, and even the colour of your hairbands (plain thin white, navy blue or black ones only, ppl).
That’s a whole load of nope from us.