Boy Kicked Out Of School Over Hairstyle
Many of us have got in trouble at school for not complying with uniform policy - though for most people that's involved wearing a pair of giant hoop earrings or the wrong style of trainers.
That's not been the case for one kid, who was kicked out after getting a new hair do... and a pretty standard one at that.
Callum Manning, 12, was taken out of school for his new haircut twice, having been told off for the first trim before his mum then took him to get it sorted out - only to be told it still wasn't up to school standards.
Mum Sarah Everett told Hull Live that she's found the whole ordeal 'quite upsetting', saying: "I had to take the day off work to get Callum to a hairdresser again on Thursday and got his hair blended in, as he was too upset at the thought of having it all shaved off."
"When I came back in to school with him after the cut, a teacher said that it was cut too much down the side and accused me of shaving it again just to get a line put in.
"But I was just trying to get it blended so that Callum could come back to school, without having it all cut off."
She added: "I am worried about Callum falling behind by missing classes and he really wants to get back to school, as he's bored hanging about at home.
"The school seems to have a stricter policy for boys, as my daughter went there and there was never any trouble for her. What does a haircut have to do with your education?
"I could understand if I'd sent him in with a mohican or blue hair but it's the same hair cut that Callum has had for the past two years.
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"It's quite upsetting - it's a school after all and not the military."
However, Kingswood Academy has said that the school's hairstyle policy is clearly set out.
A spokesman for the school said: "We at the academy have the highest of expectations regarding uniform - including hairstyles - which have been in place for the last three years.
"These expectations are made very clear in the uniform policy which is shared with parents and students annually, and is also displayed on the website.
"Any student who fails to meet the standard is allowed to go home to rectify the issue, if not they are placed in isolation.
"Out of the 804 students on roll, 801 students regularly meet the expectations consistently, lesson in, lesson out.
"In February 2018, Kingswood Academy was judged to be 'good' in all categories and Ofsted commented specifically on how proud students were of their school and their uniform, which they wear with pride."
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