A naturally red-head school pupil has been barred from classes for being too ginger.
Student Emily Reay, 17, has sported the same vibrant ginger hair for the last three years. But on her return lessons following the Easter Break she was ordered to tone it down.
Teachers at Trinity School, Carlisle, Cumbria, decided the colour was inappropriate.
Now, during her last year of A-levels, Emily – who is naturally auburn – has been told she is banned from lessons until she changes her appearance.
Emily was informed of the action being taken at the end of Monday’s assembly.
“I was very angry at first, and then burst into tears. I’ve had the same colour for the past three years, and nobody at school has commented on it,” said Emily at her home in Carlisle.
Described as a stunningly talented musician, Emily maintains her ginger hair is her trademark.