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    A UK secondary school’s new uniform policy has raised questions and drawn criticism from parents and social media.

    The Chiltern Edge secondary school in Oxfordshire, UK has introduced a new uniform policy which stipulates that pupils – both boys and girls – are only allowed to wear trousers or skirts, the Independent newspaper reported today.

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    Parents of children attending the school have been told boys are not allowed to wear shorts, even during summer, though they are allowed to wear skirts instead, as part of the school’s gender-neutral uniform.

    “I was told shorts are not part of the uniform. It’s a shame we can’t be more grown up about it, we aren’t asking for ra-ra skirts or skinny jeans, just grey tailored shorts for two months a year, it’s not a big deal,” a parent told the Daily Mail, expressing his anger at the new, controversial uniform.

    Brits have taken to social media to ridicule the school’s new uniform guidelines, describing it as "mad" and questioning if it's a step too far. 

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