An UPTON teen who was sent home from school for having his hair cut and highlighted was told he could not return until it was changed.
BJ Hoult, 15, had his naturally blond hair highlighted and cut last Monday, but was sent home from Minsthorpe Community College the next day by teachers who said the style was inappropriate.
His dad, Bernard Hoult, 60, of School Street, is outraged about the situation.
He said: “His hair is bog-standard and does not affect his learning so I think it is ridiculous that he has been sent home over something so trivial.
“He is working towards his GCSEs and now his education is suffering because of this. The school has not sent any work for him either.”
The school sent a letter home with BJ which said his hair needed to be changed otherwise he would have to spend the day in isolation.
It stated: “After that further sanctions will be applied which will result in your child working from home until his hair is appropriate for college.”
Mr Hoult said he called the school to see if BJ could return, but was told e he would have to wait until his hair had grown
He said: “The policy is outdated. I could understand if he had piercing on his face but it is just a hairstyle. The only way to get rid of the blond is to shave it off, but my son refuses to be bald. The colour or style is not stopping him from learning.”
Assistant principal of the college, Richard Yates, said he did not comment on individual cases but referred parents to the code of conduct which states rules regarding hair and uniforms.