A BOY at risk of losing his grammar school place unless he cut his hair has been told he can keep it — in a man bun.
Alfie Howard-Hughes, 11, and his parents were told his 27in locks were against school policy.
They lodged a formal complaint and considered legal action against Colchester Royal Grammar School, in Essex, with Alfie saying: “My hair is a part of me.”
Now head-strong Alfie, who hopes to be a quantum physicist, has successfully come to an agreement with the school over his hair.
Mum Katy Cox, 33, said officials agreed to “interpret their policy differently” for Alfie.
She added: “He has to wear it in a bun so it is neat and above his collar.
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“He’s been practising and it is getting neater every time.
“Hopefully, that’s the end of it.”
Alfie did his exams in September and he received his glowing results in November before his place in the school was confirmed in March this year.
Alfie, 11, will have to wear his 27in locks ‘neat and above his collar’[/caption]
The schoolboy has come to an agreement with Colchester Royal Grammar School[/caption]
Mum Katy, 33, says Alfie ‘has been practising and it is getting neater every time’[/caption]
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