By Catrin Nye
Two Orthodox Jewish secondary schools in London have been accused of pressurising parents into taking their children out of sex education lessons.
The BBC has seen an email and heard a recording of the state-funded schools explaining how to withdraw pupils from mandatory relationships and sex education classes, which begin in 2020.
One school referred to a wish to stop the teaching of LGBT issues.
But it said “accusations of coercion” were “entirely false”.
The email, sent to the Victoria Derbyshire programme by a mother who wished to remain anonymous, shows her daughters’ school – Lubavitch Senior Girls’ School in north London – asking parents to “prevent” relationships and sex education (RSE) classes.
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