Despite the lack of evidence, there remains a strong and widely held belief that single-sex schooling is better for girls and coeducation is better for boys. Recover your password. This means that financially secure parents have a wider choice of schools open to them. On this basis, a person who is legally one sex and seeks to identify with the other sex, will fall under the protection of gender re-assignment, provided there is a declared intent to be so identified.
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The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Single sex schools claim that they enable pupils to be taught in the way that best suits them — not that boys and girls necessarily learn differently, but rather that different teaching methods may be more effective for them.
Research has identified many risk factors for teen pregnancy, but co-education is not one of them. You can also read our article on finding the right school for your child here. View All Events. Single-sex schools can discriminate on the ground of sex by admitting one sex only.
Do the hormonal changes at puberty justify single-sex education?
The Good Schools Guide and the My School websites provide information on when schools hold open days. Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in. At present the law does not recognise a 'neutral' sex or gender. Of particular relevance to boarding schools is the exception relating to residential accommodation.
There is also an exception under the Equality Act which allows mixed-sex schools to admit boarders of one sex only. But for those trying to make an objective choice, it seems that for every point in favour of one model of education there is an equally convincing argument for its opposite.