A TEENAGE girl worried about sharing changing rooms with transgender classmates will make her case in court.

The 13-year-old Oxfordshire schoolgirl objected last year to sharing toilets, changing rooms, and dorms with pupils who were born male but have since transitioned to identify as girls.

Oxfordshire County Council had issued a 65-page guide on how transgender pupils in schools and colleges in the county should be treated, which said they should be allowed to use the toilets of their choice.

But the girl said this guide, called the Trans Inclusion Toolkit, made her feel powerless.

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She will now go to the High Court in an attempt to change the council's policy through a process called judicial review.

Meanwhile, a group supporting her said the legal action could have implications across the UK.

In December, the girl, her mother, a teacher, and another parent Victoria Edwards, jointly began legal action against the council, worried the guidance would leave girls in particular feeling unsafe.

And in February, the girl and her mother pushed ahead with seeking a review, while Ms Freeman and the teacher withdrew their claims.

Now, High Court Judge Mr Justice Choudhury has given permission for a judicial hearing to begin, with a court date expected in the autumn.

The girl’s mother said: “The more my daughter reads that gender identity is more important than her status as a young woman, the more frustrated she becomes, because she knows that she is entitled to female only spaces, to compete in female only competitions and sleep in female only dorms."

“This judicial review will lawfully back her and all other school aged girls across the country. She is proud to be a part of that.”

The girl and her mother have been supported in their claim by the Safe Schools Alliance, a group of parents, teachers and others which believes the council's guidance is in opposition to safeguarding laws which protect children in school.

A statement from SSA said: “We believe that the guidance is both unlawful and undermines both safeguarding and the Equality Act 2010.

"There needs to be case law established so that ALL children can both be safe and feel safe in schools, knowing that their dignity and privacy will be protected and their rights upheld.”

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Oxfordshire County Council refuted any suggestion it was failing to protect children.

A spokesman for the county council said they were aware ‘of the challenges faced by young people who feel they are not the gender they were assigned at birth’.

The council spokesman said the Trans Inclusion Toolkit had been recently reviewed and updated with improvements.

They said: “This review confirmed the fundamental substance of the previous guidance, and has led to some improvements, which have been fully and unanimously approved by members of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board.”

Judicial reviews are expensive, and the case has been crowdfunded through the website crowdjustice.com, with more than £22,000 currently raised.