Latha Shankar and the Head Mistress of the Primary section, Mrs. One by one, they went up to the podium, where they were handed their diploma certificates.
There was no girls' house (we had to live either at home or in digs), there wasn't a single female member of staff, and there was no apparent thought for pastoral care.Single-sex education in many cultures is advocated on the basis of tradition as well as religion, and is practiced in many parts of the world.Recently, there has been a surge of interest and establishment of single-sex schools due to educational research.After the brightness of the corridor, the room was very dark. Enough light filtered through the torn curtain over the Gothic window for me to make out about eight or 10 seated figures facing me. The chair was broken and it was hard to balance on it. I can't remember them all, but they were either intrusively personal or full of innuendo, and designed to humiliate me. After being an enclosed order of maleness for centuries, the school was in its fifth year of accepting girls – in strictly limited quantities. It was September 1977 and I was in my second week of the sixth form at a boys' public school, and this was the "new hops' test".