A secondary school has been criticised over its unisex lavatories policy, after a teenage girl was injured when a male classmate allegedly kicked down a cubicle door to photograph her.
Caludon Castle School in Wyken, Coventry, sent a letter to reassure parents about its unisex facilities after the “distressing” incident, which it said had been fully investigated.
The loos were refurbished in 2017 to make some “open plan with unisex private cubicles”, allowing staff to supervise the facilities at break times.
However, Gemma Brennan, who says her 13-year-old daughter had to be taken to hospital after a male classmate “donkey-kicked” the door - leaving her with a large cut on her forehead - claims the unisex lavatories are an ongoing issue at the school.
“There are unisex toilets and the boys go in and take photos of the girls, kick the doors down and there are no locks on the doors so they are going over to the cubicles to take photos and videos which is a massive concern,” she said.