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Primary school puts up 11 Pride flags


An infant school has been accused of 'indoctrinating four-year-old children' after it put up 11 Pride flags on the school gates.

Westmeads Community Infant School in Whitstable, Kent, has been blasted on social media following its decision to display the flags during Pride month.

However, head teacher, Kirsty White, defended the decision to display the flags, saying Westmeads, which has 156 pupils aged four to seven, is 'an inclusive school in every sense'.

She told Joe Harbert of the Kent Messenger: 'Equity is one of our core school values underpinning everything we do and fundamental to our ethos.

'We feel strongly that representation for every member of our community matters.

'We will always celebrate our diverse community through a progressive curriculum representative of British values.'

After social media comments attacked the school for flying the flags, Westmeads locked its X profile to prevent further criticism.

Local Labour councillor Chris Cornell said 'Our town is a very LGBTQ+ inclusive place and this homophobia is awful.'