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Boy, 11, pulled from school over haircut

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

By Jason Lock

  • 11 year old Zac Eccleston from Roskear who has been sent home from Camborne Science and International Academy because he has had the Volkswagen logo shaved on the back of his head. for Jason. Ref : TRGH20140117C-004_C

  • 11 year old Zac Eccleston from Roskear with his mum Charlotte (left), Zac has been sent home from Camborne Science and International Academy because he has had the Volkswagen logo shaved on the back of his head. for Jason. Ref : TRGH20140117C-005_C

  • 11 year old Zac Eccleston from Roskear who has been sent home from Camborne Science and International Academy because he has had the Volkswagen logo shaved on the back of his head. for Jason. Ref : TRGH20140117C-002_C

  • 11 year old Zac Eccleston from Roskear with his mum Charlotte (left), Zac has been sent home from Camborne Science and International Academy because he has had the Volkswagen logo shaved on the back of his head. for Jason. Ref : TRGH20140117C-008_C

  • 11 year old Zac Eccleston from Roskear who has been sent home from Camborne Science and International Academy because he has had the Volkswagen logo shaved on the back of his head. for Jason. Ref : TRGH20140117C-003_C

  • 11 year old Zac Eccleston from Roskear with his mum Charlotte (left), Zac has been sent home from Camborne Science and International Academy because he has had the Volkswagen logo shaved on the back of his head. for Jason. Ref : TRGH20140117C-009_C

  • Mum Charlotte with Zac Eccleston, above, and the VW logo shaved into the back of his head, right.

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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.

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.

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  • philsee  |  January 21 2014, 7:46AM

    I am sure that women is on Benefits Street?

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  • Dibble68  |  January 18 2014, 5:42PM

    Rules are rules and the mother is showing great parenting by removing him from school ! I bet she would also remove him if people laughed at him cause that would also make him very anxious !!

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  • KernowJ1000  |  January 18 2014, 1:24PM

    It's a shame that the schools are more interested in their image rather than the education of their student, and isolation for this smacks more of a concentration camp than a school - Was the hair cut THAT disruptive? Were children crying when they saw it? Did teachers faint when they realised how inflammatory a VW symbol cut into a child's hair could be? Should the local people who supported it have considered flogging instead? At what point did society become so backward that this was considered a terrible thing!

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  • josdave  |  January 16 2014, 9:38AM

    She said she did so as a matter of principle, and that Zac would become "very anxious" in isolation Most boys his age would be delighted to have a few days off school so how is that going to make him "anxious". It is a stupid idea of hers but the school is being a bit petty over it so both of them need their heads knocking together and let common sense rule.

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