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Why the co-ed vs single-sex debate may have limited shelf life

Single-sex schooling versus co-education is a sensitive and recurring debate, particularly in the independent sector where gender separation rises to 35% between the senior years 7 to 11. Cognita’s North Bridge House Schools group in London, however, contests that the co-ed versus single-sex debate may have limited shelf life.

Brendan Pavey and Jonathan Taylor, Headteachers of co-ed North Bridge House Senior Schools, maintain that in every aspect of school life, their students are prepared for a world that is representative of the one they will enter as an adult. Critical in this preparation is students’ ability to treat everyone as an individual – an education the two Heads feel is more effective in a mixed-sex setting, despite claims that single-sex environments can see higher academic results.

You can read the full article on the North Bridge House Schools website: Why the co-ed vs single-sex debate may have limited shelf life

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