How PGS has trans*formed into a Proud school

  • PGS Pride, one of the school's most popular co-curricular societies, runs fortnightly on Friday lunchtimes. Audiences of over 100 pupils come to hear talks from pupils, staff and outside speakers on topics like gender identity, pansexuality, gender dysphoria, Islmophobia and autism.
  • As a school, we march each year in the local Pride Parade.
  • Each year we hold a party for the members of PGS Pride. This year we had a Bollywood-inspired drag show from Asifa Lahore of Channel 4's Muslim Drag Queens. 
  • We regularly have trans* speakers come to PGS Pride. Increasing tran* visbility has helped pupils to gain a sense of ease and understanding around trans* people.
  • Rainbow badges are worn by hundreds of pupils and by staff in support of our inclusive culture.
  • Several staff are "out" with pupils. Many have given talks about their personal journeys for PGS Pride and stand as role models for our LGBT pupils. We have a safe space and member of staff with particular responsibility for LGBT support of pupils, staff and parents.
  • Our sex and relationship (SRE) education is inclusive rather than heteronormative.
  • Our personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is timetabled and taught by specialists who discuss issues of gender, identity, sexuality and transphobia.
  • We have excellent pastoral support and clear systems in place for supporting our trans* pupils.
  • We are a Stonewall School Champion, and staff from the Junior and Senior School join pupils at the annual Education for All conference.

* PGS use the asterisk to denote sensitivity to the variety of gendered identities with which a child may identify.