AN INDEPENDENT boys school in Oxfordshire has announced plans to welcome girls to its pre-preparatory school next year.

Moulsford Prep School, near Wallingford, will be welcoming girls to its new building. Managers at the prep school, which houses years three to eight, say it will continue to deliver "an outstanding all-boys education".

They say the change is a "natural development" for the 'pre-prep' which already accepted girls from age three in its pre-prep school, and follows the launch, next September, of the new building, which was designed with co-education in mind.
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Sabrina McMann, head of the pre-prep said, "Children of such a young age don't tend to define their learning or play by gender. By combining boys and girls we are helping them to develop their confidence to talk in front of their peers regardless of gender.

"Laying the foundations of learning and playing together should help children to be tolerant and respectful of each other while building experience in the skills of collaboration, cooperation and compromise."

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Ben Beardmore-Gray, headmaster at Moulsford Prep, added: "We are fortunate that the Pre-Prep is in a position to make the transition to co-education swiftly and with relative ease.

"We believe that both girls and boys will learn so much from each other in these early years, in addition to receiving an education designed to give them an exciting window into the modern world."


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

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