New Mills School had invited students to dress in something colourful or with rainbows on Friday June, 16.
The non-uniform day was dubbed ‘Drag ‘n’ Rainbows’ and would have featured Sab Samuel, better known as Aida H Dee, who runs Drag Queen Story.
However following a backlash from parents the school has now cancelled the event.
Heather Watts, head teacher for New Mills School said: “As a school we want to support all our pupils and were happy to support our student LGBT group to organise the event planned for Friday, June, 16.
“Although we support diversity, I have to consider the well-being of all our pupils and with a large number of students taking their exams I have to consider the potential impact of any distractions.
“I know that many of our pupils, staff and parents may be disappointed by this decision. I will be in discussion with our pupils, parents and staff, to seek their views on what alternative events we could organise in the future to celebrate Pride.”
However this news has not been well received by all parents.