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Scotland's last single sex state school to admit boys

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scotsheather Sun 01-Dec-19 17:32:17

Not seen a thread on this. Its been rumbling on for years but personally I think it was inevitable. I don't buy the arguments girls are making to keep it single sex but admire them for standing up for what they believe in against the majority. It is an outstanding school but there many equally good or better mixed schools in Glasgow and beyond. Is single sex schooling really needed? Is it really "unfair" on boys in the catchment area?

www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/notre-dame-high-school-boys-17329912

BigChocFrenzy Tue 03-Dec-19 23:04:15

I went to a girls grammar in England, non-religious

I'm an Aspie and I already had suffered from being bullied, beaten and racially abused by boys at primary
Even at that age, there was sexual harassment in the final 2 years.

I don't think I'd have ended up a STEM PhD if I'd gone to mixed school.
In fact I'd probably have left school at 15, which was legal then

I needed the safe place from 11-18 to develop, without harassment and with my full share of the teacher's attention

Once I was at uni, I could cope much better with boys, because we were all more grown up and not trapped togethr in classrooms all day

Girls overall do better in single sex schools
We should be increasing the number of non-religious girls' schools
I'd like girls today to have the same safe space that I had, when I needed it

madeyemoodysmum Tue 03-Dec-19 23:07:58

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