Sunderland boy moves schools in row over haircut

Logan Bewick, 11, is not allowed back to Millhill Primary school unless he changes his hairstyle.
Logan Bewick, 11, is not allowed back to Millhill Primary school unless he changes his hairstyle.
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A YOUNGSTER will spend his last two months of primary education at a different school after a row over his haircut.

Seline Bewick said she was left stunned when stepson Logan’s hair became a cause for concern at Mill Hill Primary School in Sunderland.

The 30-year-old, said she took Logan, 11, for his regular cut, but it was left longer on top so he can sweep his fringe across.

Seline said she and civil partner Victoria, 30, Logan’s mum, met the headteacher the next day and say they were told he couldn’t return to school unless it was changed, although he has been in to sit his Sats exams.

She said: “We were absolutely gobsmacked. It is utterly ridiculous. I could understand if it was dyed or shaved, but it is a perfectly normal, smart haircut.

“There are lots of other boys in the school who have the same style, and nothing is being said to them. I think they are just victimising my son for no reason.”

Seline said the school has a clear policy on the website about hairstyles, and Logan’s doesn’t flout the rules.

The family, also parents to Georgia, 10, are transferring him to another school.

Headteacher Sally Davey said the school prides itself on high standards and added: “In this instance, the child concerned was not excluded from school, nor was he discriminated against, as our school policy is consistently and fairly applied.

“I am disappointed at the course of action the parents have taken by choosing to remove him from school, as they have, in the past, been supportive, and their children have made good progress since joining us several years ago. It would be a real shame for the child concerned to end his primary school days in such a way.”