Catholic primary school bans four-year-old Muslim girl from wearing a hijab

A uniform row has broken out at a Roman Catholic school near Birmingham, after a four-year old Muslim girl was banned from wearing a religious headscarf in class.

 

Teachers at St Clare’s School in Handsworth asked the girl’s parents to respect their strict uniform policy, which does not allow for headwear or scarfs, the Birmingham Mail reported.

 

The primary school’s decision has been widely criticised by the local community, dividing local opinion after the pupil’s father contacted sought external advice.

 

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