A teenager - who shaved her head for a cancer charity - has been told to wear a wig to school or risk being expelled.
Jess Vine, a 15-year-old student at Ryde Academy on the Isle of Wight, cut off her waist-length hair to raise more than £400 for Cancer Research after losing her grandfather to the disease.
Her mother Wendy said the girl was banned from going into class without the wig as it is part of the school’s uniform policy.
“It’s ridiculous after what she has done for charity,”she added.
Writing on her Just Giving fundraising page, Jess said, “Ever since I was younger I wanted to shave my hair off for cancer, always have done. And now it is time to finally do it. All money goes to cancer! Any little penny helps!”
A spokesperson from the school said,” Over the last few months Ryde Academy has been working hard to improve student behaviour, conduct and achievement and this has involved dealing with a number of issues to do with students appearance and haircuts. We were recently approached by a student to ask if we would allow her to shave her hair for charity.”
“Our policy about hair is that it should look natural. If there are medical reasons why this is not possible then we make a reasonable adjustment,” the spokesperson added.