The 2014 numbers are all in and what looked like a developing trend in schools banning skirts has slowed sharply, with no net increase in the number of schools with such a policy this year. In 2011 and 2012 it looked like bans were going to go mainstream, but the numbers have fallen so sharply over the following two years that this now looks doubtful. The net increase in schools was 16 in 2011, 20 in 2012 but only 7 in 2013 (and 5 if two very small special schools are excluded) and zero in 2014.