One rule for all
I have to agree with the senior staff at Manchester College that all visitors and students must adhere to the same, single dress code after refusing Maroon Rafique permission to attend a parents evening because she was wearing a face veil.
Security within schools and colleges is a very serious matter that must be respected by everyone who chooses to enter that environment. Manchester College are right in that for security within the grounds to be effective, faces must be kept visible.
This is no different to forcing motorcyclists to remove their crash helmets before entering a bank or a teenager to remove their hoodie in a shopping centre.
As much as I am not a fan of intrusive CCTV cameras in every corner of our lives, if they are to work, face coverings in the college must not be permitted.