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School Girls Forced To 'Kneel On Floor While Staff Measured Their Skirts'

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School Girls Forced To 'Kneel On Floor While Staff Measured Their Skirts'

A private school is being investigated over claims teachers forced girls to kneel on the floor to measure the length of their skirts.

Staff at King's School in Worcester have been accused of enforcing "blatantly sexist rules" after allegations were revealed on the website Everyone's Invited.

The site was set up by 22-year-old student, Soma Sara, intended as a safe space for people to share their stories of abuse and harassment.

Staff at King's School in Worcester have been accused of enforcing
Staff at King's School in Worcester have been accused of enforcing
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The anonymous post read: "In the uniform rules it said that a girl's skirt had to be 10cm above the knees when kneeling so several teachers made girls kneel to measure their skirts.

"I remember walking out of cathedral and seeing teachers taking girls off and making them kneel on the cathedral floor just to check their skirt length.

"The saddest thing was that female teachers even enforced the blatantly sexist rules. They made us think that our bodies should be covered and that it was our responsibility to make sure men wouldn't look at us.

Everyone's Invited was set up by Soma Sara, intended as a safe space for people to share their stories (Credit: Shutterstock)
Everyone's Invited was set up by Soma Sara, intended as a safe space for people to share their stories (Credit: Shutterstock)
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"This is the same school where guys used to go around daring each other to grab girls' (bottoms).

"And the same school that instead of dealing with reported racism, sexism and bullying in the school decided instead to change the uniform so that skirts were below the knee and couldn't be rolled up, like that was the biggest problem they had."

The allegations at the £15,000 per year school are now being investigated by school chiefs.

Headmaster Gareth Doodes said: "I am aware that King's has been mentioned [on Everyone's Invited].

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The allegations at the £15,000 per year school are now being investigated by school chiefs (Credit: SWNS)
The allegations at the £15,000 per year school are now being investigated by school chiefs (Credit: SWNS)

"Immediately I informed my designated safeguarding lead. We take all allegations extremely seriously and will be looking into this immediately after the Easter break.

"I am pleased girls have an opportunity to disclose trauma through Everyone's Invited but would encourage anyone from any school who feels their treatment by fellow pupils or staff has been unacceptable to also contact the safeguarding lead.

"Details can be found on every UK educational institution's website so such sensitive yet damaging issues can be investigated further."

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