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Are all single sex (gendered) schools independent?

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sameyeam Mon 10-Oct-11 16:40:13

If one wants to send their child to an all girls schools, are they all independent?

Do state schools exist for girls only or boys only?

I saw a secondary Catholic school called Ursuline in NW London that is all girls but it's a state school. Is it only state religious schools that have same sex schools?

My girls are really young, but I was just wondering if primary all girls' state existed at all.

Just wondering?


Agapanthii Mon 10-Oct-11 16:53:22

There's a girls state senior school in Twickenham ( 11 - 16) not religious - very well regarded, called Waldegrave. Not heard of any for junior age though.

mrsravelstein Mon 10-Oct-11 16:56:28

yup, there's a boys state school and a girls state school in bishops stortford (secondary not primary though, never heard of a single sex primary)

LIZS Mon 10-Oct-11 16:59:15

Often in grammar school areas there are single sexed secondaries, not come across any state primaries though.

MMQC Mon 10-Oct-11 17:07:14

There are single sex state secondaries in Didcot.

mrsravelstein Mon 10-Oct-11 17:08:40

and there are boys/girls state grammar schools in london borough of redbridge, also i think in southend in essex, and in amersham in bucks.

reallytired Mon 10-Oct-11 17:12:36

There are single sex state secondaries in St Albans.

It seems a bit weird to have single sex at primary level. Boys aren't THAT nasty. Why do you want single sex at primary level.

I think there are state single sex primary schools in northern ireland. Who in their right mind would choose to send their daughter here

mrsbaffled Mon 10-Oct-11 17:16:53

Single sex grammars in Bucks. Don't know of any primary, though...

crazygracieuk Mon 10-Oct-11 17:16:58

In Epsom there are single sex secondary schools (Rosebery and Glyns)

reallytired Mon 10-Oct-11 17:17:03

Or Winterbourne Junior girls' School croydon

Iwantacampervan Mon 10-Oct-11 18:09:57

Single sex state secondaries in Chichester but I'm not aware of any state primaries that aren't co-ed.

Takver Mon 10-Oct-11 18:39:37

Most single sex state schools are grammars, I think, but there are some that aren't. The very fine institution Southfield School for Girls in Kettering for example grin.

Also I believe there's a single sex boys' school in Northampton (Kettering Boys' closed a few years back), though it might be a grammar school, I'm not sure.

sameyeam Mon 10-Oct-11 20:26:51

Thanks Ladies. I was just wondering. Here, if it's public, it can't be single sex, but it appears at the secondary level you have quite a few grammar schools (religious or not) that are single sex.

I agree, boys aren't that nasty at a young age.... smile

Really, I was just interested if all the girls only schools 3-11 were private.

My husband prefers all girls, I am not so sure. Imagine having sisters only and then a school day of all girls? No wonder my daughter asked to have a batman costume.

Thanks again.

cat64 Tue 11-Oct-11 21:39:30

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MollieO Tue 11-Oct-11 21:41:53

State single sex comps in Berks. No single sex state primaries.

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