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Huddersfield school Shelley College in toilet mirror make-up ban

A secondary school in West Yorkshire has removed mirrors from its toilets to try to stop pupils applying make-up.

Shelley College, in Huddersfield, has taken the mirrors down to stop girls in Years Nine to 11 wearing make-up.

The school said it had stopped its tolerance of "discreet" make-up for the age group as it had proved "ambiguous".

Head teacher John McNally said in a statement: "The vast majority of parents and students are very supportive of this change."

He claimed that the mirrors had been removed as a "temporary" measure because a "small" number of students were spending too long in the toilets during lunchtime.

'Clear majority'

The statement also said that the school had reviewed its uniform and make-up policy in the spring term to make it clearer for parents and students.

The school said in doing so it had asked for the views of staff, parents and students.

Mr McNally added: "Although there were a variety of views, there was a clear majority in favour of tightening up."

Shelley College is a comprehensive school with children from 13 to 18 years of age and more than 1,400 students.

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