Stonewall released its seventh annual Education Equality Index at the Education for All conference on Wednesday 28 June 2017.
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, 39 local authorities from England, Scotland and Wales took part.
|1||Bath & North East Somerset Council|
|2||North Yorkshire County Council|
|3||Oxfordshire County Council|
|4||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|=5||Herts for Learning/Hertfordshire County Council|
|=5||Leicestershire County Council|
|7||Southend-on-Sea Borough Council|
|8||Birmingham City Council|
|9||Sheffield City Council|
|10||Nottinghamshire County Council|
The most improved local authority is The Highland Council and the best new entrant is Southwark Council.
Download the Education Equality Index 2017, featuring case studies from all of the Top 10 local authorities: