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Single-Sex Schools Rethink Transgender Admissions Policies

By Net Assets posted 9 days ago

  

(From The Independent) Single-sex independent schools across the U.K. are considering changing policies to admit transgender pupils, as headteachers say they are open to admitting children based off gender, rather than sex. This shift comes after schools have also begun introducing gender-neutral uniforms and gender-neutral pronouns to make students who are transitioning feel more welcome. “The world is becoming less binary and depending on where it goes we will have to adapt,” said Sue Hincks, president of the Girls' Schools Association. 

In the past year, several charities have argued that refusing to admit trans children to same-sex schools is discriminatory under the U.K.'s Equality Act 2010. However, campaigners warn a lack of clear statuary guidance on admissions policies has left some schools "vulnerable to potential legal challenges" from parents on both sides of the debate. Campaigners are now urging the U.K.'s Equality and Human Rights Commission to release official guidelines on how schools support trans children, which have been delayed for over a year.

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