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Charedi school must change ban on parents wearing ‘brightly coloured’ clothing

Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School was told it must revise its rules for applicants by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator because the definition of 'bright' was too broad

The Yesodey Hatorah Secondary Girls School in Stamford Hill, north London Picture date: Friday January 22, 2021.
The Yesodey Hatorah Secondary Girls School in Stamford Hill, north London Picture date: Friday January 22, 2021.

A Stamford Hill school has been told it cannot stop parents wearing “brightly coloured” clothing because its definition is too broad.

Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School was told it must revise its rules for applicants by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator in a report released this week.

The schools adjudicator Dr Bryan Slater upheld an unnamed objection regarding the school forbidding the wearing of “bright” clothing. He said it must “find a way to set out what it requires which is clear to all readers. It has not done so, and I am of the view that this makes the arrangements unclear.”

Responding to the complaint, he said it was “not possible to know where the dividing line between ‘bright’ and ‘not bright’ would be drawn by all people.”

The adjudicator also ruled that the school must revise the number of year 7 students it admits to meet targets by 21 January.

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