Accept the school rules

PUBLISHED: 14:28 12 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:08 26 October 2009

SIR – I am writing in response to your article about the Onslow St Audrey s pupil whose mother is choosing to keep her away from school in a row over her earrings. When you accept a place at a school you accept their rules. If you do not agree with the ru

SIR - I am writing in response to your article about the Onslow St Audrey's pupil whose mother is choosing to keep her away from school in a row over her earrings.

When you accept a place at a school you accept their rules. If you do not agree with the rules, do not send your child there. Onslow St Audrey's has made it made clear that earrings are not allowed, so they should not be worn.

In this instance the mother should have told her daughter she needed to wait until the first day of the summer holidays to have her ears pierced; they would have six weeks to heal and in September could be removed daily with no fear of the holes closing up.

My sons are at a school where there are strict rules over hairstyle; nothing shorter than a number two, no tramlines etc, and no extremes of colour.

My children know that if they were to want any of the aforementioned they would need to wait until the summer so that any banned style would have grown out by their return to school in September.

I think the parent involved here has shown a blatant disregard for the rules.

The school have even offered a compromise involving removal for lessons but still this does not seem enough for the parent.

She should be looking at her own parental shortcomings, support her school of choice for her daughter's education, and ensure that her daughter is back receiving a proper education straight away.

What she is missing on learning now can never be retrieved - earring holes can be made again.

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