Joseph Bulmer

SIR - As a taxpayer and employee of one of the many public services with staff currently suffering from a two-year pay freeze and the threat of doubling pension contributions, I am absolutely outraged to read that the school is offering to foot the bill for these girls to have their hair colour removed by a hairdresser.

Has the principal anything more worthwhile she could spend the school budget on? Or is the budget really so generous that the school can afford this grand gesture without compromising on something that’s actually important?

Terry Galbraith (Miss)