Picture above, boys.
Hardly gender neutral – just badly fucked up.
It is understood to be part of a gender-neutral uniform policy at Chiltern Edge School.
A secondary school in Oxfordshire has reportedly banned boys from wearing shorts in the hot summer months – but said they are free to wear skirts instead if they wish.
Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common recently introduced a new, stricter uniform policy that states pupils can only wear trousers or skirts.
When one parent asked if their son could wear tailored shorts for summer, they were told no. The school explained shorts were not allowed – but as they had a gender-neutral policy, boys could opt to wear skirts.
Father Alastair Vince-Porteous told the Daily Mail: “I was told shorts are not part of the uniform. It’s a shame we can’t be more grown up about it, we aren’t asking for ra-ra skirts or skinny jeans, just grey tailored shorts for two months a year, it’s not a big deal.”
Some other parents also criticised the new uniform, which also introduced blazers, as they did not feel the clothing was appropriate for warmer months.
With temperatures set to reach 26C this week, parents were keen for their children to feel comfortable in the heat.