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Boy kicked out of school because of same hairstyle he has had for years – Essex Live

“How can a hairstyle stop a child from learning? To me whether you’ve got dreadlocks, wearing a turban or are bald how does any of it affect your ability to learn at school? That shouldn’t affect anything in my eyes.”
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A boy has been excluded from school because of his haircut – although his mum says the style has been the same for four years.
Charlotte Carruthers, 35, from Nottingham says son, Tyrelle Richards, 15, has been excluded because his hair is plaited and shaved at the sides.
She says Ellis Guildford School in Basford claim the haircut is too short – but Charlotte says Tyrelle's hair style hasn't changed since he joined the school four years ago.
She says the school has told Tyrelle not to come back until his hair grows or he takes his plaits out, reports NottinghamshireLive.
Charlotte said: "He's always had the same hair cut, ever since he joined the school in Year 7. Other students have similar hairstyles and nothing has happened to them, it feels like it's just against my child.
"I have no idea why they've done it. It makes no sense to me.
"How can a hairstyle stop a child from learning? To me whether you've got dreadlocks, wearing a turban or are bald how does any of it affect your ability to learn at school? That shouldn't affect anything in my eyes.
"They didn't give a reason other than it was new school rules on hairstyles, but I'm not aware of any new rules."
Charlotte says other parents at the school she has spoken to also have no knowledge of new rules.
She added: "I've said he isn't taking his plaits out because that's a hairstyle, because he has curly afro hair if he takes them out it'll look even shorter anyway .
"It's bizarre, it's really baffled me and angered me as well."
Charlotte, mum-of-three said her son was so annoyed he even wants to move school.
She said: "He missed out on Year 10 because of Covid and now he's been kicked out because of a hairstyle.
"During his most important year as well, it makes no sense.
"He's just said he wants to move school because he feels like he shouldn't have to change his hair to be able to come to school, and I totally agree.
"He's upset, I know that. His friends have even gone on social media and posted a picture asking why this happened."
Ellis Guildford School declined to comment.
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