Muslim mother sues school dubbed ‘the socialist Eton’ for banning her from wearing face veil on its premises

A Muslim mother is threatening legal action against an elite school known as the ‘socialist Eton’ after being told not to wear a face veil there.

Rachida Serroukh, 37, said Holland Park School had discriminated against her because of her religion.

The single mother-of-three, who attended the school in Kensington, is a devout Muslim and has worn a face veil for 14 years.

She was upset when a teacher told her at a parents’ evening that she would not be allowed to cover her face in school.