A Sikh teenager excluded from lessons for wearing a religious bangle has been given a temporary place at another school.
Sarika Singh, 14, has not attended Aberdare Girls' School in South Wales since being told she could not wear the bracelet, known as a Kara.
Her case is to be heard at the High Court in London later this year, but no date has been set for a hearing.
Sarika has now enrolled at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School, which is allowing her to wear the bracelet, and will stay there until the legal process is complete.
Jagtar Singh, of the Sikh Federation UK, said: "Sarika's mother understands the preliminary hearing is unlikely to be held until April or May.
"It's too long a wait for Sarika, so she has started at another school."
Human rights group Liberty, which is supporting Sarika's High Court battle, claims the school has breached race relations and human rights laws by not allowing Sarika to wear the Kara.
Sarika, the only Sikh at her school, was excluded from Aberdare Girls' School in November, after being taught in isolation for two months.
The school bans girls from wearing jewellery [sic] other than wristwatches and plain ear studs. [Link]
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