Elton High School is an inclusive environment and all students, staff, parents and visitors should feel welcome and supported. We are currently working towards completing the Rainbow Flag Award, a national quality assurance framework for all schools and youth-centred organisations. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility.
Our School Governors are in full support of the award and the inclusive practices we have at Elton High School and have appointed a specific Equalities School Governor.
We often promote activities within the community and for students through The Elton Times however we understand that you may want to explore LGBTQ+ identities further. If you are seeking additional information, advice or support then please follow the links below.
We run an inclusive Pride Action group in school every week that is open to all students. Details are published regularly in The Elton Times as well as via form notices. This is a safe space for students to self organise as well as seek out further support if required. Previously the group has run social events and coordinated whole school form activities.
Students wishing to keep up to date with information about current events and details of the Pride Action meetings can join here. There are also useful resources for you to access.
Taking place on Saturday 29th April 2023 and tickets are free. Students who wish to attend can claim their free tickets on the website link above and those who are wishing to take part in the Pride Parade Walking Rainbow with Elton High School should contact Ms Colyer/Mr Dolata.
Helpful advice and information. If you need to talk to someone, you can also call the Stonewall information service on 08000 50 20 20.
The Proud Trust are a charity who support LGBT+ youth. They have lots of help and advice for young people on their website.
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
Trans & Gender Diverse Resources
Mermaids work with young people who feel at odds with the gender they have been assigned. They also work with parents and carers of young people going through these feelings.
As well as reading information on their website, you can also call the Mermaids helpline on 0344 334 0550 (Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm) if you’d prefer to talk to someone. Mermaids also operates an emergency text service – if you need help now, text ‘Mermaids’ to 85258.
Gendered Intelligence runs projects for young people who identify as trans.
Their Knowledge is Power resource is a great place to start educating yourself about trans people and trans issues. They also have information for parents and families, as well as for adults who work with young people (such as teachers and youth workers).