Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is compulsory from age 11 onwards. It involves teaching children about reproduction, sexuality and sexual health. It doesn’t promote early sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation.

Some parts of sex and relationship education are compulsory - these are part of the national curriculum for science. Parents can withdraw their children from all other parts of sex and relationship education if they want. Written permission is required by the school to ensure clarity of parental views.

DfE Information on statutory subjects taught in schools:

All schools must have a written policy on sex education, which they must make available to parents for free. Our policy is accessible below:

Our policies on areas related to sex and relationships education: