Children at a Church of England primary school are being told they can be “pangender”, a furious parent claims.

The mother of two pupils at Swanton Morley Primary, near Dereham, claims they were shown "age inappropriate, partisan, unscientific and dangerous" sex education material.

She told the Telegraph: "Telling seven-year-old girls they can be born like a girl, but feel like a boy inside, and that there are more than two genders is simply wrong.

"These aspects of the teaching materials are based on highly contentious and contested views that put great emphasis on emotion and belief rather than biological reality."

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Headteacher Matthew Richards said: "The school’s highest priority is the wellbeing and care of our children, and we take the views and beliefs of parents very seriously. 

"We support parents in the right to withdraw their child from non-statutory elements of the RSHE curriculum.

"We have had one parent complaint about our RSHE curriculum content and the complaint was referred to an independent governors’ panel, however was not upheld when reviewed.

"This outcome demonstrates that the school is following the correct procedures regarding Department for Education and local authority guidance."

The materials were provided by Educator Solutions, a trading arm of the Norfolk County Council.

A council spokesman said: "Primary schools are enabled and encouraged to cover LGBT content within RHSE [relationships, health and sex education] lessons if they consider it age appropriate to do so.

"What is taught, and how, is ultimately a decision for the school, which has the responsibility of developing a policy and curriculum in consultation with parents which is compliant with statutory guidance and the Equality Act 2010.

“We trust and support head teachers to make decisions that are in the best interests of their pupils. We encourage and train schools to listen to and understand the views of parents and consider these when making decisions about RHSE curriculum."