Schoolgirl wears different skirt to fit her body and gets suspended

Schoolgirl wears different skirt to fit her body and gets suspended

- Kada Jones, a 14-year-old student, has been forced to sit in isolation at school or be sent home because she is too big for school uniform

- The teenager wears different style of skirt because the school's uniform would not fit her body type

- Kada said she does not know what she has done wrong to be treated the way she has been

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Kada Jones, 14, has been forced by her school authority, Portchester Community School in Fareham, Hants, UK to either sit alone in isolation or stay at home because she is too big for school uniform, saying that her skirt does not match the school’s stipulations.

Kada, who returned to school after the summer holiday for her first term in year 10, had to wear a skirt different from what the school asked for because of her big body size, Daily Mail reports.

Briefly.co.za learnt that instead of the grey, pleated knee-length skirt, she wore a skirt in the same colour but just a different style.

The 14-year-old said she wore the same skirt the previous year without any eyebrows raised, but the school, according to reports, is now asking her to abide by the dress code or go home.

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The school’s headmistress said that the new skirt totally goes against the rules on how their students should be dressed.

It should be noted that Kada defiled the rules and went to school on Wednesday, 11 September before being removed from the classroom.

A collage showing Kada Jones and her mom on the left and she in her school uniform on the right. Photo source: Daily Mail

A collage showing Kada Jones and her mom on the left and she in her school uniform on the right. Photo source: Daily Mail
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The teenage girl's spirits have been dampened by the incident, saying she does not know what she has done wrong to justify the way she is being treated.

"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,” she said.

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Her mother Carleen Jones said her daughter is medically fit and the girl has been sulking and angry about why she is not being allowed in school.

She said that she is not dressed like a punk rocker and that the skirt she has on is similar to the one asked for by the school, and is of the same length and size.

The school’s headteacher, Richard Carlyl, however, said though the skirt goes against the rules, but they are working on a uniform that fits.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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