November 24, 2014 6:00 pm -

[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.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to 3-Year-Old Barred From School Picture For ‘Extreme’ Haircut

  1. whatthe46 November 24th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    people seriously have their priorities fk’d up. he’s in pre-school not working for a corp. i don’t know what this kid is going to think when it comes to authorities and teachers after this.

  2. ExPFCWintergreen November 24th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Curious, his haircut is too “extreme” for Southwick Community Primary School, but those radical longhair hippies in the Marine Corps would be perfectly happy with it.

    • M D Reese November 24th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      I was thinking that, too.

  3. StoneyCurtisll November 24th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Looks like a Hitler haircut…;)

  4. Larry Schmitt November 24th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I think he looks cute as hell. That school doesn’t know what extreme is.

  5. Carla Akins November 24th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I still don’t get what’s wrong with his hair? Each of my kids decided to “style” their hair on picture day on at least one occasion. The first time I was horrified, now they’re some of my favorite pictures. 1st & 2nd grader’s have some very unusual ideas of what constitutes a hair style.

    • M D Reese November 24th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      And what’s wrong with a little of that American Exceptionalism?

      • Mephistophiles November 25th, 2014 at 10:32 am

        American Exceptionalism…lol.

    • Larry Schmitt November 24th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Remember a few years ago, when “rat tails” were very popular with little kids? They would probably be too extreme for this school.

      • rg9rts November 25th, 2014 at 7:16 am


    • tiredoftea November 24th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      It’s England, an entire country full of bad taste and questionable school attire!

      • Larry Schmitt November 24th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

        Don’t forget their teeth.

        • tiredoftea November 24th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

          Yes, British teeth, I’m making dinner, so this won’t be watched until waaay later!

          • whatthe46 November 24th, 2014 at 8:30 pm


  6. M D Reese November 24th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    It looks like your basic # 4 haircut, long on top, short on the sides. What the heck is the big deal, especially if he’s been wearing it the whole time and no one said a word.

    • rg9rts November 25th, 2014 at 7:15 am


  7. tracey marie November 24th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    little bitty children now have to conform to an arbitrary decision…for what purpose

    • rg9rts November 25th, 2014 at 7:15 am


  8. rg9rts November 25th, 2014 at 7:17 am

    It would have really help[ed if the article included the rules for an acceptable hairstyle..

  9. Mephistophiles November 25th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Who’s that man holding that child?

  10. cvryder2000 November 26th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    That doesn’t look extreme to me. It looks like a “fade” which is pretty common here.