Girls-Only Private Schools in Britain are Refusing to Admit Transgender Students

A group of girls-only private schools in Britain are refusing to admit transgender students, worried that it could affect their status as single-sex schools under current law.

The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), which represents 25 schools across Britain, released its policy with regards to gender identity in order to clarify that the schools organizing through this group should reject the admission of transgender children.

“’The GDST believes that an admissions policy based on gender identity rather than the legal sex recorded on a student’s birth certificate would jeopardize the status of GDST schools as single-sex schools under the act,” their new guidance states.

“For this reason, GDST schools do not accept applications from students who are legally male. We will, however, continue to monitor the legal interpretation of this exemption,” the guidance continues.

Transgender flag by Sharon McCutcheon is licensed under Unsplash
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