A growing number of families are taking their transgender children out of schools because their rights are being breached, it is claimed.
Some schools are causing pupils stress by not using the name they prefer or enforcing gendered uniform rules, the head of the Good Schools Guide says.
This was leaving families with "no option but to pull transgender children out of a school", says Bernadette John.
Transgender and non-binary pupils have rights under equality laws.
Under the Equality Act, they have the right to:
- wear the uniform of the gender with which they identify,
- use gender-specific facilities, such as toilets or changing rooms,
- be addressed as whichever gender they identify as.
Ms John said: "Sometimes the child is being bullied and the school is not dealing with it appropriately. Read more