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Sex and Relationship Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 66230, tabled on 1 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her Written Ministerial Statement HCWS509 of 1 March 2017 on sex and relationships education, whether the duty will apply to (a) academy schools, (b) faith schools, (c) independent schools and (d) free schools.

Answered on

7 March 2017

All primary schools, including primary faith schools, will be required to provide relationships education. These requirements will apply to maintained schools, academy/free schools and independent schools.

All secondary schools, including secondary faith schools, will be required to provide relationships and sex education. These requirements will apply to maintained schools, academy/free schools and independent schools.

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