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Our Diamond model structure offers the academic benefits of single-sex learning with all the social benefits of a co-educational school. The best of both worlds.

From age nine through to sixteen, our girls and boys learn separately for core subjects.

The best of both worlds:

  • Smaller classes allow us to focus on each child’s needs – building their education around them
  • Teachers can tailor learning and delivery techniques for boys and girls
  • Boys and girls are less self-conscious in the classroom
  • Our girls don’t think that science is ‘for boys’ and equally boys don’t feel that sensitivity is girly or that the Arts aren’t for them.
Girls Boys
  • Kindergarden to Year 4

    Fully co-educational

    Pre-Prep stage

    Up until Year 4 we are fully co-educational, with boys and girls taking all their lessons together.

  • Years 5 & 6

    Single sex
    Maths*
    English
    Science
    Humanities
    Sports

    Co-Ed
    Clubs and enrichment
    All other subjects

    Years 5 & 6

    From Year 5, boys and girls enter single-sex classes for core areas, whilst continuing to mix in other subjects, plus clubs and enrichment activities.

  • Years 7 & 8

    Single sex
    All teaching classes

    Co-Ed Clubs and enrichment

    Years 7 & 8

    In Years 7 and 8, girls and boys take single-sex lessons for all subjects, whilst continuing to mix in both clubs and enrichment activities. 

  • Year 9

    Single sex
    Maths*
    English
    Science
    Humanities
    Sports

    Co-Ed
    Clubs and enrichment
    All other subjects

    Year 9

    In Year 9 students learn in single-sex lessons for English, maths, science and humanities, but join together for other subjects, clubs and enrichment activities.

  • Years 10 & 11

    Single sex
    Maths*
    English
    Science
    Sports

    Co-Ed
    Clubs and enrichment
    All other subjects

    English, maths and science remain single-sex lessons in Year 10 and 11, whilst students join together for other subjects, clubs and enrichment activities.

  • 6th Form

    Fully co-educational

    6th Form

    Our 6th Form is fully co-educational, with boys and girls learning together in all subjects.

*Ability in mathematics to be taken into consideration throughout.

Our timescales

Our Junior School is now fully co-educational, with the Diamond model beginning in Year 5.

Boys will join Year 7 in our Senior School for the first time in 2017, and eventually the Diamond model will extend from Year 5 through to Year 11.

Our Pre-Prep, Dame Bradbury’s and 6th Form continue to be co-educational.

“...the excellence of the curriculum is a significant feature in the exceptional achievements of the pupils.”

 ISI Report 2014