Ms Burgin, 31, of Netherfield, said she had been told Jake could return to school, but would be placed in isolation until his hair has changed in accordance with school policy.Translation: ‘It’s so unfair! They ain’t backing down, like they oughta, innit?’
"I'm not sending him to school to sit in isolation. I don't see that he has done anything wrong. Yet he is being punished for it," said Ms Burgin, who has three other sons, Chace, eight, Che, six, Gage, three, who all go to Netherfield Primary School. The family say they have met representatives from Carlton le Willows but they haven't been able to come up with a solution.
Jake returned to school on Friday after his dad Andrew Hayday, 37, of Colwick, met head teacher Craig Weaver to discuss the issue. Ms Burgin then received a letter from Mr Weaver on Saturday.Translation: ‘Psst! Commenters! Look, father & mother have different names! Feel free to speculate…’
Jake's grandmother, Lynn Loach, 51, of Gedling, added: "Jake wears the uniform properly every day. He's had a difficult time in the last couple of years. Now he has been sent home for doing nothing wrong."Translation: ‘I’m alluding to some ‘issues’ in the family to gain sympathy, but I’m not telling the papers just what they are, in case the commenters go against us.. ’
In a statement, Mr Weaver said: "It is entirely appropriate for Carlton le Willows to have a uniform policy. Our policy on uniform, by its very definition, requires pupils to be generally 'conventional' in terms of their dress and appearance. This high standard helps to set an appropriate tone at the academy.Translation: ‘Here are the rules you signed up to. Fit in, or f**k off!’
"The vast majority of parents ensure that their child or children come to school in accordance with our requirements.
"However, parents, of course, do have freedom, under the School Admissions Code, to send their children to a school of their choosing, assuming that is the school is not full, where different procedures apply.''