Girls thrive in single sex schools because they do not have to impress boys, head says

Single sex education is better for teenage girls as it takes the pressure off them to try and impress boys in a “sexualised world”, the headmistress of one of Britain’s best boarding schools has claimed. Rhiannon Wilkinson, head of Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire, suggested female pupils were allowed to “remain girls for longer” at boarding school so they can focus on their work. She added single boys hold girls back because girls mature faster and it is best for their education to grow in a “boys free” environment. Read More.