Grimsby School Places Two Boys In Isolation For Having Quick Hair
A school has been accused of being too strict over pupils’ hair by two mothers who spoke out after their sons had been positioned in isolation.
Lisa Humphrey said her son Harry, 13, was placed in isolation by Havelock Academy in Grimsby after teachers mentioned his hair was too brief.
And Danielle Baker, the mother of Yr 7 pupil Jack, 12, revealed her son was given the same punishment on his first day at the secondary college.
Lisa, 41, stated she would keep Harry, who’s in Yr 9, at home for 4 weeks till his hair grows again, until the college softens its stance.
His remy bella hair was cut to a grade two, his regular haircut, on his most latest trip to the barbers.
Lisa stated: ‘They mentioned he was going to stay in isolation till his hair grew back to an acceptable degree but he will likely be having the identical haircut he all the time has achieved. He feels humiliated.’
Harry mentioned: ‘I assume it’s disgraceful. I really feel a bit offended with the way they’ve dealt with it. I feel they’re getting a bit too strict.’
Danielle, 33, whisked Jack out of college and took him to the barbers so he may get back into class.
She stated: ‘I advised them they weren’t placing him in isolation and that I’d take him to the barbers to have it blended.
‘They allowed him again into normal classes but ironically it’s really shorter now.
‘It’s solely a haircut and it’s one all children have nowadays. I consider it’s a very good school and i like the foundations they have in place because they are the form of guidelines I like to have, however over the hair they are too strict.’
The school’s uniform policy states that hairstyles should be no shorter than a grade two.
Principal Wendy Jackson mentioned: ‘We have a tradition of high expectations and no excuses and have clear uniform and behaviour policies that we anticipate all our college students follow.
‘These are non-negotiable and are made clear to all college students, as well as their mother and father. We also make this very clear to college students becoming a member of our college and their mother and father.