Schools will have to tell parents if their children start using a different gender identity, under new guidance.
The government rules, due to be finalised in the coming weeks, are expected to state that family should be informed if pupils change names or uniform.
The guidelines are also set to urge a ban on self-declared trans students going in the opposite sex changing rooms. Instead there will be a recommendations that they are provided bespoke facilities where possible, according to the Sunday Times.
A report by the Policy Exchange think tank sparked alarm after finding that less than a third of parents are informed when a child expresses feelings of gender distress at school.
The research pointed to an emphasis being placed ‘on the wishes and innate feelings of a child above parental consent’.