The school has since come out to say that it fosters its policy, which is “administered equally to all pupils.”
Matrix Academy Trust, which runs the school, said it was unable to comment, but explained that it has “very high expectations of pupils” and “any pupil with brightly-colored hair will be asked to remove the hair color.”
“I get really stressed out over it,” Mayla said. “They’re telling me to take it out and put my hair in a bobble, but I don’t like it in a bobble.”
Her mother added that it was “not right” and her daughter is “a good child.”
“She gets good grades, she gets good reports, but for two days she’s in isolation [because of her hair],” she said. “It’s absolutely disgusting.”
This is not the first time Mayla was called out because of her hair, she said. In 2022, Kerry said she believed her daughter was a victim of discrimination because of another braided hairstyle she wore to school.
This story is developing.