Force sex education on all schools, says Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat

All state schools, including primaries, will be forced to teach sex education under Liberal Democrat plans to be announced today.

Nick Clegg’s Schools Minister David Laws will commit the party to introducing sex education for all children aged seven and over to help them become ‘good citizens’.

The move, backed by Labour but opposed by the Conservatives, would force thousands of schools to increase the amount of sex education on offer.

Most state comprehensives already offer sex education as part of the national curriculum.

But thousands of academies, free and faith schools are not required to teach the national curriculum, meaning they are free to drop the subject…