For many Black pupils, battling school dress codes - official or unofficial - is part of everyday life. We are forced to choose between our education on the one hand, and our cultural identity and hair health on the other.
We’ve heard heartbreaking stories of Black people humiliated at school because our hair was deemed unprofessional, unruly, unkempt, a distraction to others.
That’s why we are working with schools, academy chains, and educational bodies to support them to adopt the Halo Code, the UK’s first Black Hair Code.
The Halo Code explicitly protects students and staff who come to school with natural hair and protective hairstyles associated with their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities.
By adopting the Halo Code, schools are proactively taking a stand to ensure that no member of their community faces barriers or judgments because of their Afro-textured hair.
Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.
We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.
At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone's ability to succeed.
Want to join the Halo family? Click on the link below to complete the declaration and read about the requirements and rewards that come with adopting the Halo Code.Adopt The Halo Code
Call on your school's Head Teacher to adopt the Halo Code today!
See a handful of the institutions who have already joined the hair revolution and check out our map for the full list of trailblazing Halo schools!
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