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Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
It will mean pupils confused about their gender will now no longer have to decide whether to dress as a boy or a girl.
This is a step backwards.'The new winter uniform was introduced from this month for Year 7 pupils only, meaning older pupils will be allowed to wear the clothes they already have.
All new pupils entering the school in future years will adopt the new attire.
Treviglas College said it held assemblies with pupils at the end of last term to explain what footwear was acceptable, and also posted pictures on its website.
Mother-of-four Lara, who did not want to give her surname, added: 'My daughter said she has got a gender and it's female so being gender neutral when she has got a gender is a big deal for her, as she proud to be a girl.'As a mum I feel girls should be allowed to wear skirts if they want to.
Mermaids UK, a charity which supports transgender children and their parents, has backed the move, which it says sends 'a clear message of acceptance'.
The same year, 13-year-old Jordan Morgan became the only boy at Gloucester High School for Girls after changing his gender.
Mr Smith added: 'We have had a lot of positive comments from parents as well about our uniform.'We are not denying anyone the right to wear a skirt, we are saying that is not part of the school uniform.
I'm not imposing anything on what they do out of school in their free time.'He added that there was no consultation because current students were not affected by the change.
The first day of school should be about getting reacquainted with other pupils and teachers.
A handful of pupils were given detention on Tuesday for wearing shoes that didn't comply with the uniform policy, head teacher Michelle Dunleavy confirmed.