Britain’s top primary school bans hijabs for girls under eight – and tells parents children are NOT allowed to fast during Ramadan

The top state primary school in the country has banned girls under eight from wearing hijabs as well as fasting among young pupils.

St Stephen’s primary school has called on the government to take a firm stand and follow suit rather than leaving schools to create their own rules.

The school in Newham, east London, has demanded that parents don’t allow their children to fast throughout the school day during Ramadan – when pupils will have to sit summer exams.

It’s a start.