Parents have been told that kids as young as four will be given classes on transsexualism and encouraged to “explore” their sexuality, provoking a series of complaints. Several parents have vowed to withdraw their children from a Church of England primary school in Hartfield, East Sussex, during an upcoming “transgender day”. The Christian Institute has warned that children should not be targeted in order to “satisfy adult political agendas”.

Children at St. Mary the Virgin Primary School will attend classes designed to ’empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people’. The school’s headteacher, Emma Maltby, said that the classes are part of meeting the government’s requirement to teach children ‘British values.’ From September 2014, all schools have been required to “actively promote” British values. The application of these new regulations has already had negative outcomes in a number of faith schools. READ MORE