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Find out how we can help make your school, college or setting more LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Schools & colleges

Stonewall was founded on 24 May 1989, one year to the day since Section 28 became law. Section 28 was a piece of legislation that banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ by schools and councils across most of the UK, and led to a total suppression of LGBTQ+ identities in schools.

We’ve spent more than 30 years working towards a world where all children and young people have access to an LGBTQ-inclusive education. We have travelled a path from Section 28, to every child in most of the UK learning about our lives, families and relationships as part of the national curriculum.

Our expert in-house team are proud to have supported many primary and secondary schools, Local Authorities and Multi Academy Trusts to challenge bullying and celebrate diversity.

Today, we offer CPD accredited online training as well as membership programmes for schools and colleges in the UK. Alongside this, staff can benefit from our extensive resources and our consultancy services, as well as tailored options for Multi-Academy Trusts.

Got a question about how our work relates to the Equality Act and statutory guidance for schools, colleges, education settings and children and young people's services? Read our FAQs.


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Fabulous, 10/10. Every school should do this.
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The School Report (2017)

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The School Report (front cover)
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The School Report (2017) is Stonewall's research with the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge into the experiences of over 3,700 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) pupils in Britain’s schools. The study shows that while progress has been made over the last decade, many LGBT young people continue to face significant challenges in Britain’s schools.

Get in touch

Everything we do is based on meeting the needs of schools, colleges, teachers and young people.

We’re here for you. Please do get in touch if you can't find the answer to your question online, to share your experiences or to tell us what you think about our resources and our online courses.

England Education team

Email or call 020 7593 1850.

Scotland Education team

Email or call 0131 474 8019.

Cymru Education team

Email or call 029 2023 7744.