Pownall Hall School was originally an all boys’ school until it went fully co-educational in 1998. Over the past two decades, our girl contingent has gone from strength to strength.
We are so proud of our girls, all that they achieve and more importantly what they bring to our wonderful school. From Nursery to Form 6, girls form approximately 40% of our pupil numbers. This has been a result of a steady increase over recent years, one that we have welcomed and revelled in. But what do girls bring to the table that boys don’t, and why does it matter? There is no denying, in fact there is plenty of research to prove, that girls and boys develop and learn in different ways and at a different pace. This can bring great advantages to both groups. Cross-functional skill sets are shared, both groups learn to communicate and cooperate in different ways depending on who they are working with, an all-important preparation for when they go into the big wide world beyond the safety net of an educational setting. Most importantly, it is about spirit, girls bring such a crucial and unique spirit that makes our school the inspiring place it is today. The spirit of equality and comradeship among all pupils without discrimination.