A mum from Morden has expressed her outrage after her son was put in isolation at school for his “extreme hairstyle”, despite her claim that his haircut has not changed for three years.

Jenni London, of Langdon Walk, Morden, was shocked to find that her 14-year-old son Kieran had been placed in isolation at Raynes Park High School on Thursday and Friday last week.

Mrs London, who says in his three years at the school Kieran has only missed two days in order to go to a funeral in Wales, made the decision to keep her son out of school on Monday and Tuesday this week to avoid him being put in isolation again.

Raynes Park High School headteacher Kirsten Heard said: "We consider that a severe haircut (where the scalp is visible) is not in line with our Uniform Policy and we have kindly requested that our students have a longer version of this current style."

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Too extreme? Kieran London has been kept out of lessons for this haircut

Mrs London said: “He’s always had the same haircut but now they have just suddenly decided it’s too short and they have put him in isolation, in a little booth on his own.

“I’m absolutely disgusted. He goes to school to learn. That’s why I send him there, but he’s just been sat there doing a worksheet for two days. He even has to be in there at break and lunch.”

Mrs London added: “It’s depriving him of his basic human rights. He goes to school for an education, which I would say means being taught by a teacher, not sitting alone with a worksheet.”

Mrs Heard said: “Our commitment to academic excellence and personal well-being is at the core of everything we do. The school’s high expectations are stated clearly to parents, carers and students via post, e-mail, the website and assemblies.

“We do not operate a “send-home” policy for uniform breaches and students are provided with work in our Achievement Improvement Centre. 

“We see the students as ambassadors of our school and they are expected to dress and behave in a way that reflects the high standards we seek to achieve. In choosing Raynes Park High School, we trust parents and carers will help us to uphold these standards and their continued support is very much appreciated.”

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