Boy's family angry over hat ban
The parents of a 13-year-old schoolboy are angry that his school is making him take lessons in isolation because he turned up wearing a baseball cap.
Dale Platts from Collingham in Nottinghamshire wears a hat because he has alopecia which causes baldness.
The Robert Pattinson School in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire said it does not allow peaked baseball caps and the boy would have to take classes alone.
Dale's mother Kenina Platts said she wanted the decision reversed.
"It is like putting him in solitary confinement. It is punishing him for being bald," she said.
The condition means he has no hair, eyebrows or eyelashes.
The school told the BBC that its uniform policy does not allow peaked caps or hoodies, but some adaptations could be made to the uniform for medical or religious reasons.
In this case, the school said it believed the family had agreed to a compromise allowing the boy to wear a knitted beanie-style hat.
Mrs Platts said the woollen "beanie" hat makes her son's scalp hot and sweaty and causes eczema and psoriasis and he suffers from headaches.
"He wears the peaked cap for protection for his eyes to prevent light and dust from affecting them," she said.NEWS Video.Schoolboy sent home for having ginger hair
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