Boys could be allowed to wear skirts at a north London private school if a plan for gender neutral uniforms comes in.
Highgate School is considering mix-and-match outfits for pupils after head teachers said that growing numbers of children were questioning their gender.
The school, which charges up to £6,790 a term, has also been encouraged to allow unisex toilets and open all sports to all pupils.
Girls at the school can wear grey trousers, dark blue jackets and ties.
But boys are not currently allowed to wear grey pleated skirts, although they would be under the new proposed dress code.
“We are asking them, should it be called uniform number one and uniform number two?,” said head Adam Pettitt.
He said the issue of a gender neutral uniform had come up during question and answer sessions with his A-Level students.
This generation of young people was really questioning the binary way people look at things, he said.
“We’re therefore exploring how our uniform policy could evolve to cater for those who do want to match clothing to gender, as well as those who don’t.”