Schoolgirls have been warned they will be sent home if they are caught wearing skinny fit trousers or leggings.

Teachers have taken action at Longhill High School, in Rottingdean, after some female students attended classes wearing their shirts over thin leggings.

One source at the Falmer Road comprehensive, said: “They wear a shirt over leggings.

“But they are not thick leggings. They are like tights so you can see their pants.

“It’s not all girls, just some.”

Headteacher Haydn Stride said in a newsletter to parents that skinny fit trousers had become more of a problem since the introduction of a standard skirt last September.

He said: “If trousers are not appropriate then students may be sent home and parent/carers will need to buy alternative trousers."