Stonewall released its sixth annual Education Equality Index at the Education for All Conference on Friday 8 July 2016.
The Index is a comprehensive benchmarking exercise for local authorities from across the country, showcasing how well they are celebrating difference and tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools and supporting LGBT young people in their local communities.
This year's Index has been the most competitive to date with 50 local authorities from England, Scotland and Wales taking part – the highest number of participants ever.
|2016 position||Local authority|
|1||Herts for Learning/Hertfordshire County Council|
|=2||Bath & North East Somerset Council|
|=2||Brighton & Hove City Council|
|4||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|5||North Yorkshire County Council|
|=6||Leicestershire County Council|
|=6||Oxfordshire County Council|
|8||Birmingham City Council|
|9||Sheffield City Council|
|10||Nottinghamshire County Council|
The most improved local authority is Caerphilly County Borough Council and the best new entrant is Sunderland City Council.
Download the Education Equality Index 2016, featuring case studies from all of the Top 10 local authorities: