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Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair
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Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

Source: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair | Plymouth Herald

Quote:A PLYMOUTH schoolboy has been banned from the playground – because his hair is too short.

Young Ben Anderson has been segregated from his classmates because his school says his haircut breaks the rules.

Now angry mum Steph Anderson is threatening to pull the 11-year-old out of Tor Bridge High School altogether.

Ben, who has just started Year 7, has had to sit outside of the school office at break and lunch times since he had his hair cut on Monday.

His mum says he had his hair cut to a grade 0.5 on the sides and left long on the top so that his beret fits properly since he attends sea cadets.

She claims that there was no mention in the school’s policy of its rule on haircuts being no shorter than a grade two.

She said: “I got a phone call [from the school] to say that he would be sitting in segregation outside the office every break and lunch time until his hair grows.“Part of the school policy is that they have to have their hair a grade two but when I signed the policy I saw nothing that said that.

“He got his hair cut on Monday night because he is the leading cadet in his squadron at sea cadets and he had to have his hair tidied up for inspection.

“He has to have it that short because his hair grows really quickly. It’s not an offensive haircut.

“Where do his human rights come in when the school is telling him how long or short he can have his hair?

“He goes into school, abides by all the school uniform, is smart and tidy and is enthusiastic to learn and now he’s sat in segregation as if he is naughty.”

The school said its policy, signed by the parents or guardians of each pupil, states that haircuts must be no shorter than grade two. The rule is also stated in the uniform section on the school’s website.

But Miss Anderson insists she did not see the rule in the school’s policy and is now considering sending Ben to a different school.

She said: “It’s not fair; he shouldn’t be punished for something we didn’t know anything about.

“If I had known, I might not have chosen the school.

“Having his hair grade two is going to be a bit much all of the time and dictating how they have their hair until they are 18 is just a bit much.”

Liz Dunstan, principal at Tor Bridge High, said: “All new students when they start at Tor Bridge High are given a home/school agreement that gives parents and carers details of our expectations before their children begin with us in Year 7.

“Miss Anderson has signed this home school agreement.

“It clearly states our uniform policy and that haircuts under a grade two are not allowed.

“As a school we are extremely supportive and proud of our students who are involved in various cadet groups and have a number of students who belong to these organisations whose haircuts do not breach our uniform policy.”

Just three weeks ago a 13-year-old girl hit national headlines after she was sent home from school in Sheffield because her head was shaved on one side and dyed brown and blonde in the pattern of a leopard’s skin.

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Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

"too short"

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RE: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

Too long, too short, who cares? Get your sniveling nose out of student's personal lives for petty reasons. If it isn't your hair, you don't get to dictate what's done with it.

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Too short now? They're sure keen to find something wrong with anything.
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Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair

This shit happens a lot in my school, I go to school in the uk and they're always far too strict about school uniform, one girl in my class dyed her hair for charity in year seven and got put in seclusion (where they take you out of class and you aren't allowed to talk to the other students). People getting shit from teachers about their hairstyles is pretty much an everyday occurrence.

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