A GREEK Orthodox school is being taken to the High Court for banning a Muslim pupil from wearing a headscarf.
The nine-year-old girl's parents were so incensed at the decision
they have pulled her out of St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary
Academy, in Thornton Heath.
Now they have applied to the High Court in an attempt to force the
school – the only one of its kind in the country – to reverse its ban on
their daughter wearing a hijab.
The parents believe it would be a sin for her head to be
uncovered because she has reached puberty and is in the presence of male
Head teacher Kate Magliocco said the uniform policy was made clear to the parents when the girl arrived in Year 3.