(Independent) A North London School refuses to teach a 6th form girl wearing niqab

Camden School for Girls, in London, which describes itself as one of the top 100 schools in the country is refusing to allow the Muslim teenager to start her A-levels unless she stops wearing the veil.

The 16-year-old, who has attended the school for the past five years, was supposed to start her sixth form studies this month. Her 18-year-old sister described the school’s decision as “very upsetting” for the family and said: “My sister just wants to wear the niqab for her own reasons and attend a school. I don’t feel like her education should be compromised or the way she dresses should affect the way anyone looks at her.”

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One comment on “(Independent) A North London School refuses to teach a 6th form girl wearing niqab

  1. Katherine says:

    A woman with her face hidden is anonymous. The niqab is NOT required in the Koran or hadiths, which are the Islamic standards; in fact, women are forbidden to wear it when performing the pilgrimage in Mecca. This girl should complete her education in a hijab and abaya, if she wishes, but with her face visible to her teachers and classmates.