One school in the U.K. has removed skirts entirely from its school uniform.
Haywood Academy in Stoke-on-Trent has introduced a trousers only rule for its new academic year, which began this week.
The Metro UK reports the school conducted a survey prior to summer holidays and it was decided tailored trousers were "most affordable" as a uniform.
The wearing of skirts is now prohibited, and some parents felt this is unfair on some of the students, who prefer skirts to trousers.
Parent Claire Rigby said that the decision has not gone down well with her daughters."There is a group of Year 10 girls that gathered lots of evidence from pupils, ex-pupils and anonymous staff members to show that it's wrong and they don't agree with taking skirts away", she told StokeonTrent Live.
Ms. Rigby has launched a petition against the move after claiming two of her daughters have been threatened with 'seclusion' if they turn up to lessons in skirts.
As many as 40 schools in the U.K. have already banned skirts for students in order to promote a more gender neutral clothing policy.