A Leighton Buzzard mum has accused Brooklands School of victimising her son after he was told he would be kept in isolation because of his quiff haircut.
Toni Smith, 42, of Gibson Drive says Brooklands has it in for her 12-year-old son, Lewis David Bailey, who has cerebral palsy.
The incident comes six weeks after another pupil, Danny Dumpleton, was excluded from class after coming to school with the same style as his hero, Arsenal footballer Oliver Giroud.
Lewis’s father, Robert, is incensed that his son has been excluded from his Year 7 class and made to sit in reception.
He said: “This is getting beyond a joke. It’s ridiculous, pathetic.
“Teachers are walking round in six-inch heels but they don’t get told to put on flat shoes, so why should my son be chastised for having his hair cut? It cost £10 and the people who did it know what they’re doing.
“The school is paid to teach children to learn their ABC and 123, not to interfere with how they have their hair cut.”
The school dress code states: “Students of either gender are not allowed to have ‘extreme’ haircuts . . . or have parts of their head shaved or have any lines or patterns cut or shaved into their head.”
STOP PRESS: Mrs Smith told us yesterday (March 2) that her son was back in his normal class and that his haircut now appears to be acceptable.
> The school did not want to comment.