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Last Updated: Wednesday July 12 2006 12:36 GMT

Boy sent home for shaved hair cut

Chadleigh Walker
An eight-year-old boy has been suspended from school for turning up to lessons with a shaved head.

Chadleigh Walker had tried to copy the hair style of a footballer he liked but ended up shaving it all off.

When he went into his school, Ysgol Llewyelyn in Rhyl, he was told he had broken school rules and was sent home.

Chadleigh said: "I just want to go to school and learn - it's daft." He has been told he can return when his hair grows to a "reasonable length".

"I miss maths and literacy and reading books and playing outside with my friends," added Chadleigh.

A spokeswoman for Denbighshire Council said the school's rules were clear and said certain hairstyles are not allowed.

She added the decision had been made by the school's governors.

Trouble

Chadleigh's not the first pupil to get into trouble with a haircut inspired by football fever.

In June Martyn Woodward, 15, was told to sit his exams by himself after turning up to school with his hair cut into a cross shape - just like the England flag.



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