Furious parents say a school’s ‘disgusting’ new unisex toilets for pupils over eight will lead to children becoming sexualised and at risk of assault

A heated row has erupted between parents and teachers after the introduction of unisex toilets in a new school building.

The £12million building at Buxton School in Leytonstone, east London, has been equipped with same-sex toilets for pupils over the age of eight.

Executive headteacher Kath Wheeler welcomed the introduction of full-height unisex cubicles, while younger children use toilets in or attached to their classrooms.