Research reveals high demand for new all-girls public school in South Australia

28 November 2016

New research, conducted by the South Australian Association of State School Organisations (SAASSO), reveals the majority of more than 900 respondents want more all-girls public schools in South Australia.

SAASSO asked parents & educators if SA should offer more all girl schools to public students.

  • 61.45% of respondents want more all-girl public schools in South Australia.
  • Only 5.40% of respondents had access to an all-girl school in their area.
  • 52.34% of respondents stated they would enrol their daughter in an all-girls school, if there was one in their area
  • 82.88% of school staff want more all-girl schools

The report goes on to look at reasons parents would choose a girls’ school with confidence/assertiveness, reduced stereotyping, sports participation, STEM, and academic performance the leading benefits.

All of the 68 Principals who took part in the survey favoured the creation of more girls schools.

These results are a clear indication that parents and educators see the high value of girls schools. The research outcomes are also in stark contrast to recent opinion pieces in the media where detractors of girls education have suggested a waning interest in girls single-sex schooling.

Read the full SAASSO research report here.

Read the Adelaide Advertiser article on this research.

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