Text us your news! Start your message Warrington News and send any photos or videos to 80360
Banned from school for having colours in her hair
11:20am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A PANICKED school girl is worrying about her GCSEs after she has been banned from classes because of the colour of her hair.
Tiegan Evans, from Latchford, has spent three weeks in detention since the new school year started on September 3 after Cardinal Newman High School said her hair colour breached school policy.
Her sister, Candice Evans, said: “They are putting her hair colour before her education. It’s a big year for Tiegan - she has an exam in a month.”
The year 11 pupil dyed her hair at the start of summer as a way to boost her confidence after a difficult few months.
Candice said: “She has been unwell for a few reasons so the dye was a treat. We never thought it would cause problems at school.”
When the 15-year-old turned up on her first day back at the school in Latchford with a blue dip-dye, she was immediately sent to detention.
A meeting was organised with the school and Tiegan’s mother where she was told that she would have to pay to get the blue colouring removed.
This is not an option for the Evans family as to strip the dye from Tiegan’s hair would be too expensive.
Candice said: “We have tried everything to get the hair dye out like bi-carbonate soda, washing-up liquid but nothing has worked.
“She needs to be allowed back in the classroom to make sure it doesn’t affect her grades.”
For the past three weeks, Tiegan has sat in silence in detention - unable to keep up with her studies as she hasn’t been given any work to complete.
Candice said: “I think it’s ridiculous that the school are going to keep her in detention until the dye washes out. This could hurt her future prospects.”
The school were contacted for a comment but refused to discuss the issue, claiming they wouldn’t talk about individual students for privacy reasons.
Comments are closed on this article.