Be clear on parents' right to withdraw and your requirements
Parents can't withdraw their child from relationships or health education.
In primary schools, if you choose to teach sex education, you must allow parents to withdraw their child from part or all of it.
In secondary schools, parents can withdraw their child from part or all of sex education, unless you feel there are 'exceptional circumstances'. They can do this up until 3 terms before the child turns 16. After that, it's the child's decision.
In both cases, if a pupil is withdrawn, it's your responsibility to make sure they receive appropriate, purposeful education during the withdrawal period.
See more about the RSE requirements for primary and secondary schools.
Cover this clearly in your policy
That parents and carers have the right to request withdrawal from all or part of sex education Who to contact to make such a request