A Catholic school has been accused of breaching anti-discrimination laws after claims that a four-year-old Muslim pupil was told she could not wear aheadscarf.
Birmingham City Council said it was supporting the primary school in theHandsworth area to ensure its policies - which do not allow hats or headcoverings - are appropriate, after it was criticised by a Labour councillor.
Cllr Waseem Zaffar, the city council's Cabinet Member for Transparency,Openness and Equality, met with the school's headteacher last week to discuss a complaint from the pupil's family.
In a comment posted on Facebook at the weekend, claiming that the school had contravened the Equality Act, Cllr Zaffar wrote:
In a statement issued by the council, Councillor Brigid Jones, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools, said:
The school's uniform policy on its website specifies "hats or scarves are notallowed to be worn in school" alongside examples including a woman in aheadscarf.