Child sent home from Steiner school for having normal haircut

A PUPIL has been sent home from a Steiner school after turning up with a relatively normal haircut.

Julian Cook, 12, arrived with conventionally short hair and was promptly told to go home and do ‘something wildly creative with the top of his head’.

Julian’s mother Helen said: “I think it’s ridiculous. Julian is a big fan of people like Nicky Campbell and Gary Lineker and he wants to look like his heroes. If it’s good enough for the BBC it should be good enough for them.

“Why isn’t my son allowed to express himself?”

Other mothers have expressed support. Eleanor Shaw, who has a daughter at the school, said: “There is enormous pressure to send your child in looking like a street magician or one of The Levellers.

“There was one child I thought had a regular haircut because he always wore a top hat, but it turned out he’d just had his hair cut into the shape of a top hat.”