Mum furious after her teenage son was sent home from a private high school because his hair was ‘too short’.

The year 10 student at Corpus Christi College in the southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, was forced home from school just days after getting a new haircut, reports Daily Mail.

The boy returned to school the next day but was forced to wear a hat, much to the anger of his mother who attacked the school on Perth radio station 6PR on Monday.

‘We had a wedding on the weekend and he had his hair cut, so he’s got it cut short on the sides, and just a little bit long on the top,’ the boy’s mum Sandra said.

‘His hair’s not long, it’s not short, he hasn’t got a shaved head, he hasn’t got stripes or swirls cut on his head… it’s just a boy’s haircut.’

According to Sandra, her son was told by a teacher that school policy dictated hair must be above a ‘two’.

The boy was then forced to get a note from his barber to prove that the haircut did meet school rules.

An irate Sandra said she had found out about the problem after receiving a message from her son.

She said she then spoke to a teacher at the school and questioned why they seemed to have no problem with other boys who have much longer hair than her son.

‘I said (to the staff member), “You’ve got boys there with their hair looking like mop-heads and you allow them”,’ Sandra said.

‘(And the staff member said), “Oh no they’ve got their hair tied up”, I said, “No they don’t, I’ve been on canteen duty, I’ve seen them walk in and walk out they don’t have their hair tied up and you don’t send them home”.’

The boy was initially told he may be banned from end of year functions.

It looks like the same haircut most of the boys have at the moment!

My 7yr old had his cut very similar the other day. Not shaved underneath just a neat short trim.

Do you think it’s “too short” for school?

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  • Obviously the Mum was given a letter by the professional person who cut the boy’s hair. If your hair is very thick it is often cut a little thinner to get the bulk out of it so it doesn’t stick out. It may not have have been intentional on the part of the Mum or son.


  • I think we should know better what the rules are. A lot of private schools have very “weird” rules, that you indeed “accept” the moment you send your kid there.
    Anyway, that boy’s haircut looks fine to me.


  • Lets be fair – both the child and the parents signed a contract with the school about appearance including hair cuts, piercings ect… now she is complaining that there were ramifications of breaching that contract?

    for girls the contract can even include limitations to the colour of bras worn – it’s a choice (an expensive choice) that people make to send kids to these schools… if it was a public, non selective school this would be nuts however int he context of the private school it’s totally reasonable to teach kids to know what they are signing up to and that there are indeed consequences to breaking ones contracts.


  • Ridiculous !! Super short or super long, the school should not be allowed to decide about the hairstyle ! At the school from our kids they’re luckily more tolerant, there are boys with long hair and with very short with stripes and curls shaved and even here and there coloured. And so it should be.


  • Oh for heaven’s sake, aren’t there more serious issues in our schools than how long or short a kid’s hair cut is? Give my child an education – you know, reading, writing and ‘rithmetic!!


  • Seriously?!? Because the length of your hair will affect your learning??


  • Bahahahahaha
    Just a reminder she pays extra just to send her kid to this school.


  • absolutely ridiculous! There are a lot of bad haircuts around but a short back and sides isn’t usually one of them!


  • My sons school exactly the same nothing below a number 2 and if he does he has to go to lunch time detention every day until his hair grows back to an acceptable length. It’s written in the school rules section of their diary so they cannot react and pretend they didn’t know of this rule when they are caught out.


  • It does seem very silly! Long hair use to be an issue but not short hair!


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