Muslim couple sue Christian school who banned their nine-year-old daughter from wearing a hijab

The parents say it would be a sin for their daughter’s head to be uncovered while in the presence of male teachers as she has ‘reached puberty’. After failing to gain the support of the school governors, they have now launched a legal action to overturn the ban.

The school now faces a High Court Case amid claims that the uniform policy is a violation of the child’s religious freedom.

But Kate Magliocco, head of St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary School in Thornton Heath, south London, said the parents were informed about their uniform policy when their child, whose brother remains a pupil at the school, was first admitted at seven.

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