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Health Education: Sex

Education written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Conservative, South Northamptonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made on providing age-related guidance for sex and relationship education in primary schools.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

holding answer 14 February 2013

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is a not a statutory subject in primary schools. However, if primary schools choose to teach SRE they must have regard to the Secretary of State's Sex and Relationships Guidance, which, among other things, ensures that such teaching is age-appropriate.

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