READER 4: This is the priest all shaven and shorn, READER 3: that married the man all tattered and torn, READER 1: that kissed the maiden all forlorn. 4 Oct A school in Lancashire bars two Muslim schoolboys from classes because they will not shave off their beards. Should school uniform rules be respected – or is this a step too far? Any decision by Muslim pupils to manifest their religion by growing a beard should be respected by. power was back on and I made my way to a classroom where twenty students have to finish getting dressed and teach my first class with a half-shaven face.