A private boarding school in the UK says it will allow boys who want to wear a skirt to make it a uniform choice.
Uppingham School at Rutland, founded in 1584, currently has separate uniforms for boys and girls.
Many leading private schools in the UK, including Brighton College and Highgate in north London, have already introduced gender-neutral uniforms.
Uppingham already uses gender-neutral terms like “pupils” rather than girls and boys and now wants to take this step for its pupils who identify with a gender they were not born with.
“I would hope that any pupil could come to me and say, ‘This is who we are, this is how we wish to express ourselves. We want to wear these clothes’, and we would probably allow that,” Richard Maloney, the headmaster of the school, told The Sunday Times.
Originally a boys-only boarding school, Uppingham is now fully co-educational, with girls wearing grey skirts, white shirts with a red sweater, and boys charcoal trousers, white shirts and a black sweater. Both wear black blazers.