Boy, 11, pulled from school over haircut
A HAIRDRESSER removed her son from school at Camborne after he was banned from classes because she had a 'VW' shaved into his hair.
But Camborne Science and International Academy has stuck by its decision to place Zac Eccleston, 11, in isolation until the logo on the back of his head was removed.
His mother, Charlotte, 28, believed it was not fair to punish her son this way and removed him from school.
She said she did so as a matter of principle, and that Zac would become "very anxious" in isolation.
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The school said parents were aware of the "high standards of uniform" it expected and "local people support the stance" on it.
While in isolation Zac would have access to his usual school work but would study alone.
Ms Eccleston said: "It is absolutely ridiculous, I am so angry. Zac is a good kid who has been punished unfairly. It's not right that he has to sit in a room by himself because of a haircut.
"The children, in the pouring rain, are asked to remove their coats outside of the school before they enter. It's all too much.
"We had the Volkswagen logo done at a specialist in Wales."
Mark Fenton, deputy vice-principal at the school, said: "Camborne Science and International Academy has a smart uniform and it has had a positive impact on pupils.
"Parents and students are aware of the high standards and there are no exceptions.
"We believe uniform is a factor as to why we are a school of choice for our parents.
"We want to work with parents wherever possible.
"The decision to remove Zac from school was not ours. The standards of uniform is fully supported within the local community."
Mr Fenton confirmed that Zac would be allowed to return to the classroom once the logo had been removed.