Friday, 16 June 2017
Female student who wore see-through top without bra to school sent back to avoid teacher’s distraction
A teenage student has been banned from lessons because of claims her see-through top would "distract male teachers". Hillview School for Girls, a performing arts college, in Tonbridge, Kent, confirmed the female pupil was sent home after staff noticed her "inappropriate attire".
The ruling comes after another Kent school , Simon Langton Girls' Grammar, in Canterbury, Kent, banned its senior pupils aged 17 and 18 from wearing strappy tops which exposed their shoulders in the hot weather last week. It is understood the teenager at Hillview, which has about 1,170 pupils aged 11 to 18, turned up for lessons wearing a near see-through top.
The mother of another pupil, who asked not to be named, said the girl was told that not wearing a bra would "distract the male teachers".