A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been warned he will be pulled out of lessons if he does not change his hairstyle.

Diane Hyam, 51, received a letter from King Edmund School, in Rochford, warning her that her son could be put into isolation because his blond highlights and gelled-back hairstyle breaks uniform rules.

She claims her son, Jayden Wilson, has had a short back and sides for years, and had blond highlights added five months ago.

Mrs Hyam, of Marshalls, Rochford, said other pupils at the school have similar hairstyles.

She said: “It is their policy, it is in the paperwork, to have natural colours in the hair. The school said he will be put in isolation if he does not get rid of the highlights.

“I have two school photos on the wall, one from two years ago and one from a year ago, both the sides of his hair shorter than it is now.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with his hair. It’s a fashionable style which all the kids now have, with the gel in it makes the highlights darker and you can barely notice the blond.

“It is neat and tidy and there has never been a problem in the past.

“My son feels like he can never do anything right. From one teacher it’s a problem with the length and from another it’s the colour.

Mrs Hyam said she has been told to dye the hair out of Jayden's hair, or he will be put on isolation.

She added: “I had a letter before Christmas and that’s the first we’ve heard of anything.

“I don’t want to change it and I don’t see why I should, but if I really have to I will put some colours on it.

“He turns up to school in a clean white shirt, in the correct uniform and blazer and looks smart.

A spokesman for The King Edmund School, in Vaughan Close, said staff try to resolve all breaches of uniform rules with parents.

He said: “The King Edmund School has a long-standing approach to student hairstyles, which is that they should be conventional and suitable for school, reflecting the high standards that we seek in all aspects of school life.

“Extremes of fashion are not allowed and we ask parents to ensure that if hair is cut short that the scalp is not showing.

“We also ask that hairstyles are not coloured, or have colours in unnatural combinations.

"Where there are issues we work with parents to resolve matters as quickly as possible.”