Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Wear Skirts, Be Addressed as ‘Zie’ at Surrey Boarding School

A boarding school in Surrey will let boys who question their identity wear skirts and sleep in girls’ boarding houses.

 Pupils may also request to be addressed by different names or gender-neutral pronouns such as “zie” at Gordon’s School in Woking, the Sunday Times reported.

The £15,000-per-year school which has five boarding houses for girls and five for boys will also allow students to use gender-neutral bathrooms.

Headteacher Rob Pavis told the newspaper one boy had worn light make-up and a dress to the prom and added that several others had explored their gender identity.

“Parents of pupils were surprised by how open-minded we have been. Most schools are having these issues,” he told the Sunday Times.

The school said it had acted because it had “become aware of students who would ‘come out’ after leaving the school”.

The Boarding Schools’ Association previously advised teachers that if a boy intends to change gender he should be offered the chance to sleep in the girls’ dormitory and vice versa.