3-Year-Old Barred From School Picture For ‘Extreme’ Haircut
[su_right_ad]It’s unclear what is so “extreme” about Delaney Templeton’s hair. But he was refused the opportunity to pose for a picture at his British school.
“I was absolutely furious,” Julieann Yates, Delaney’s mother, said to the Sunderland Echo. “I was really, really mad. We were really looking forward to having his picture taken with the other children, and he was talking about it on the way to nursery that morning. It would have been his first ever school photos. I was very, very upset and angry.”
Yates says that her son has had the same haircut since he started at the preschool back in September and it hasn’t been a problem.
“Most of the school had their photos taken,” said Yates. “My son was refused because of his hairstyle. He has had the exact same hairstyle since he started nursery in September, and the school has never said it was inappropriate. He was the only one in his year who was excluded, but there were a lot of children in the school, with comb overs, who had their photos taken.”
Despite Yates’ outrage, headteacher at Southwick Community Primary School Trish Stoker says that parents are informed of the hair policy at the beginning of the year.