444. School uniform, curriculum and discipline.

There is no right1 to wear religious clothing of a pupil's choice to an educational establishment: this reasoning has been applied to the refusal to allow a pupil to wear the jilbab2, an Islamic headscarf3, a Kara4, and a 'purity ring'5.

Parental belief that corporal punishment should be administered at their children's school was held by the House of Lords to be a manifestation of a belief under Article 9, albeit one that could be lawfully interfered with6