28th Oct, 2020

Single-sex education ends in Solihull as pupils from two independent schools join classes together

John Carlon 10th Sep, 2020 Updated: 11th Sep, 2020

THE MERGING of two independent schools in Solihull has brought an end to single-sex education in the borough.

Solihull’s oldest schools, Solihull School and Saint Martin’s Girls, announced plans to merge in 2019.

This week (September 8), the combined independent school opened its doors to pupils aged 3 – 18 years for the first time.

Both boys and girls are learning together at the day school across two campuses – Solihull Preparatory School on Saint Martin’s campus, Brueton Avenue and Solihull Senior School on the Warwick Road campus.

Solihull School headmaster Mr Lloyd said “This is a tremendously exciting time for Solihull and I am delighted be part of this important moment in the school’s history. My colleagues have worked incredibly hard throughout the summer in preparation for our opening – it’s absolutely wonderful to see so many happy pupils back in school.”

Solihull was founded as in 1560 and became fully coeducational in 2005. In September 2019, Solihull and Saint Martin’s announced plans to merge, from September 2020.

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