Cannock Chase High School admitted the dressing was a ‘mistake’ but the incident sparked student protests outside the gates on Friday morning, the Birmingham Mail reports.
The row erupted after the six, all 14, were allegedly forced to stand in assembly at Staffordshire secondary school and said the length and tightness of their skirts were ‘inappropriate’.
The mother of Molly Stockle, one of the distinguished students, said her daughter felt humiliated.
Joanna Stockle, a specialist recruiter, has since received an apology and assurances that the case is under investigation by the school.
Molly, who has received academic excellence awards, told the Birmingham Mail: “I felt humiliated, I just didn’t understand what was going on. ”
The teenager wants to study photography at university and will continue to wear the skirt in the center of the row.
Her mother pointed out that Molly wore the same skirt throughout her ninth grade stay and that her length had never been an issue.
She added that the school has been inundated with written complaints since the six were “made an example.”
Ms Stockle said: ‘Molly is drained, she couldn’t catch her breath for crying. “
In addition to being forced to stand in assembly with 300 students in attendance, the girls were also given a disguise in private.
Ms Stockle said: “Molly wears tights to school, she is very classy. She believes there is a uniform policy for a reason.
“The manager is very good and very understanding. It had nothing to do with him, but, as he said, his name is on the board.
In a statement, Cannock Chase High School said, “We have the highest expectations for academic achievement, personal development and equal opportunity.
“This extends to our behavior and uniform expectations.
“Yesterday (Thursday), while maintaining those expectations, we made a mistake in the way we have handled uniform issues in a group of years and we apologize for that.
“This is not representative of school practice and was an isolated and individual error in judgment.
“Today, for a short part of the morning, a small number of our students wanted to express their feelings about this in a peaceful protest there.
“We meet with these students and their parents / guardians to make sure we are working together constructively. “