ALLEGATIONS that “several teachers made girls kneel to measure their skirts” at King’s School, Worcester, will be investigated.

The private city centre school was cited on Everyone’s Invited, a website where people can anonymously share experiences of misogyny, harassment, abuse and assault.

A post highlighted rules over skirt length and alleged that measurements were taken by asking girls to “kneel on the cathedral floor just to check”.

Female teachers were blasted for allegedly enforcing “blatantly sexist rules”, while it was inferred the school failed to deal with “reported racism, sexism and bullying in the school”.

The anonymous statement did not indicate when the rules were said to be in place.

It read: "In the uniform rules it said that a girl’s skirt had to be 10cm above the knees when kneeling so several teachers made girls kneel to measure their skirts.

“I remember walking out of cathedral and seeing teachers taking girls off and making them kneel on the cathedral floor just to check their skirt length.

“This is the same school that would not let us show our ankles and made us wear full tracksuits (when we) were in our sports kit, even if it was 30 degrees and the middle of summer.

“The saddest thing was that female teachers even enforced the blatantly sexist rules. They made us think that our bodies should be covered and that it was our responsibility to make sure men wouldn’t look at us.

“This is the same school where guys used to go around daring each other to grab girls (bottoms). And the same school that instead of dealing with reported racism, sexism and bullying in the school decided instead to change the uniform so that skirts were below the knee and couldn’t be rolled up, like that was the biggest problem they had."

Mr Doodes welcomed the online platform to call out such behaviour but made the case for anyone affected to come forward, whatever school they attend.

“I am aware that King's has been mentioned,” he said.

“Immediately I informed my designated safeguarding lead. We take all allegations extremely seriously and will be looking into this immediately after the Easter break.

“I am pleased girls have an opportunity to disclose trauma through Everyone's Invite but would encourage anyone from any school who feels their treatment by fellow pupils or staff has been unacceptable to also contact the safeguarding lead.

"Details can be found on every UK educational institution's website so such sensitive yet damaging issues can be investigated further.”