The achingly PC headmistress (or should that be ‘headhuman’?) of St Paul’s Girls’ School, Clarissa Farr, is allowing her posh pupils to use boys’ names and wear boys’ clothes under a new “gender identity protocol”.
The school, which boasts such illustrious alumni as Harriet Harperson and actor/actress/acting person Rachel Weisz, has previous form after Ms Farr accused private boys’ schools of producing “sexist lads” (presumably because they didn’t allow girls to attend).
This time around, Farr beamed that “we are moving to the point where your gender is a choice”, with her decision reflecting “a social phenomenon, especially in London, which is much talked-about among school leaders” – a reference to recent advice issued by the Girls’ Schools Association to use gender-neutral words such as “pupils”, “people” or “students” in place of “girls”.
For the princely sum of £7,671 a term, your Paulina may come home as a Paul.