I think 'some people' are getting confused between hearsay and what s actually required. I also think 'some people' are getting confused between making Sex Ed statutory and making PSHE statutory. It is the latter that the government proposes at the moment. Sex Ed will still be formed of locally-made policies, in liaison with parents' groups and with the opt-out available except for the last year of secondary education. I still don't believe the stories that are being touted, and I would gladly investigate further if anyone were ever able to provide any evidence of such things taking place. But they never do. It's always just reported. Looking at what is currently outlined in the new curriculum for PSHE (or "Understanding physical development, health and well being programme of learning - personal wellbeing" as it will be called then) I can't see what it is that can be objected to. Is it the suggestion that young children should learn about simple physical changes to their body such as growth of hair and change of height? Is it the requirement to learn how to manage their personal hygiene? (A visit from the dentist from time to time) Is there an issue with the requirement that children should learn "to identify different relationships that they have and why these are important"? Should we not - as the guidance suggests - talk to them about relationships with family and close friends? If you have an issue with the way some particular schools are addressing SRE then you have several options: 1) Don't send your child there 2) Withdraw your child from SRE there 3) Contact them directly to raise your concerns. But don't presume that your prejudgments that we are all teaching children how to commit buggery and go dogging are as true as you might imagine!