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Last Updated: Friday June 17 2011 13:46 GMT

Boy wins cornrows court ruling

Someone with cornrows

A boy who was banned from a school for wearing his hair in cornrows has been told he WAS discriminated against.

The 13-year-old, who we can't name for legal reasons, was 11 when he was told his hairstyle didn't fit with the London school's uniform policy.

He was forced to go to another school so his family went to court about it.

A judge has decided the school's decision to ban him was against the law as it was a type of racial discrimination.

The school said it was "naturally disappointed" and may try to appeal.

The pupil was forced to attend another school and says now he doesn't want to go to the original school despite the outcome of the case.