Opponents to school sex education programme to spread campaign across county

A campaigner who called for a school to suspend sex education lessons after concerns were raised over the use of sexually-explicit material has said she will continue to campaign across the county.

Caroline Chisholm Primary School in Northampton has sent a letter to parents announcing that it is suspending sex education lessons this term following a public meeting during which local parents discussed the “sexually-explicit” teaching programmes.

Antonia Tully, of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children’s Safe at School campaign, was invited to speak at the meeting which was organised by a local mother, Emma Clarke. Mrs Clarke has removed her own child from another primary school over this issue.

Mrs Clarke said: “Parents who attended our meeting were so shocked to discover what the school were planning to show their children and already have in previous years. We plan to hold more local public meetings around the county to raise awareness amongst parents, we’re also setting up a facebook page and website.”

The day after the meeting Caroline Chisholm Primary School issued this statement to parents: “To enable the school an adequate amount of time to consider feedback from parents we have taken the decision to suspend any teaching of Sex & Relationships education. We will review our current scheme of work in the autumn term.”