School drops legal action after Muslim girl told her skirt was too long

Exclusive: Siham Hamud’s father says he is pleased Uxbridge high school listened to the family’s concerns

A school that had threatened the parents of a Muslim schoolgirl with legal action after she wore a skirt that was deemed “too long” has dropped its legal challenge and apologised.

Siham Hamud, 12, had described being bullied for her religious beliefs after being sent home every day in December from Uxbridge high school in Hillingdon, west London, and told to only come back when she wore a shorter skirt.

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.