I am prepared to accept that some of my opinions could be considered a little old fashioned.

Sometimes I struggle to come to terms with the pace of change in the modern world but I have to confess I was genuinely shocked (and believe me when I say it takes a lot to shock me) when I read that a primary school in Warrington had made its toilet facilities 'gender neutral'.

Yep, that's right. No more boys' toilets, no more girls' toilets – just gender neutral toilets.

Now it may be that the management and governors at Barrow Hall Primary School in Great Sankey are on-trend, forward thinking and right to embrace gender neutrality – after all they are the experts when it comes to children.

The school explained its position thus: "Barrow Hall believes passionately in equality of opportunity and ‘embracing difference’ in all individuals.

"We therefore believe children should be able to access all facilities equally and we should not segregate pupils unnecessarily.

"Barrow Hall is a Stonewall Champion school and, in line with training and advice based on research, the vast majority of children who are experiencing gender identity issues feel much safer using gender neutral facilities rather than having to discuss their anxieties openly at a young age."

The statement from the school went on to say: "The school has a statutory duty to follow the Equality Act 2010...this means taking proactive steps to support LGBT pupils as well as pupils who do not conform to gender norms by promoting respect and understanding of LGBT people and issues across the whole school community."

OK, I get that. The school has a responsibility to take into account the feelings of all its pupils, whatever their gender identity.

But what about the children who feel uncomfortable – for whatever reason – in using gender neutral toilets?

Perhaps there are one or two 11-year-old girls at Barrow Hall school who are secure in their gender identity and don't want to share their toilet space with 11-year-old boys and vice-versa.

What provision, I wonder, will the school be making for them. Will the school be taking their feelings into account?

This feels like a circle that can't be squared.