Girls at single-sex schools can achieve top grades but are “at a huge disadvantage” if they leave unable to talk to boys, says a leading head.
If girls did not socialise with boys at school, “what happens when they go out into the workplace?”, asked Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College. Single-sex schools were a “deeply unrealistic world”, said Mr Cairns, writing in a magazine.
But the Girls’ Schools Association described his views as “old fashioned”.
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