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Mother challenges uniform policy.

Mother challenges uniform policy.

The mother of a seven-year-old girl who cried every day because she was forced to wear a skirt to school is hoping to bring a legal challenge against the government’s uniform guidance, which she says is leading to discrimination.                    

Every morning for nearly three years Roberta Borsotti wiped the tears from her daughter’s face as she railed against her school’s strict no-trousers policy for girls, asking repeatedly: “If boys and teachers can wear trousers, why can’t I?”

After threatening legal action, Borsotti finally convinced her daughter’s school, a Catholic primary in south-west London, to alter its uniform policy. Now she’s taking legal action against the Department for Education because she says she does not want other children to suffer in the way her daughter has.

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