All schools in England and Wales have a legal responsibility to provide a ‘sex education’ curriculum. They also have a responsibility to keep an up to date written statement of the policy they choose to adopt and this must be available to parents. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from ‘sex education’ lessons, which fall outside those aspects covered in the National Curriculum Science.
Partnership with parents/carers
Most of a pupil’s informal sex and relationships education occurs within the family and the school’s programme will complement and build on this in co-operation with families. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from some, or all, SRE lessons but not statutory science lessons. If a parent/carer wishes to withdraw their child they need to have a discussion with the Head teacher, so that he/she can be made aware of the reasons and provide alternative arrangements. All parents are made aware of our SRE programme and materials are readily available to view.