For top schools, the only way is single-sex

10th June 2011 at 01:00

Single-sex schools go co-ed under economic pressure ("Is it all over for boys' schools?", TES Magazine, 27 May). The best schools in the UK market are still boys or girls only - Eton, Winchester, The Oratory, St Mary's Ascot, Cheltenham Ladies, etc - and they have strengthened their position at the top. All heads know that this is the "elephant in the room": take girls or boys to survive, and then make an argument for co-ed as "the modern way forward".

Clive Dytor, Headmaster, The Oratory School, Oxfordshire.

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