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Girls’ schools a ‘huge disadvantage’, says co-ed head | BBC News

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”.

Read more on the BBC website: Girls’ schools a ‘huge disadvantage’, says co-ed head | BBC News

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