Join Us in Year 7

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Why choose Copthall School for your daughter?

Our mission statement, ‘Excellent Education for All’ and our five key Values underpin everything that we do to ensure all our students leave us confident, ambitious and determined to be the very best they can be.

We create an environment that allows students to shine and to be seen and heard. Research support this and talks to the success of single-sex education on achievement and happiness.

We are soon becoming an over-subscribed school, so please don't leave it too late and choose Copthall as your first choice now. We very much look forward to meeting you. If you would like to come and visit the school, please get in touch to arrange a time for a school tour.

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6 to 7 Transition

I am Ms McIntyre, Head of Year 7

A very warm welcome to Copthall School!

I am Ms McIntyre, Head of Year 7

One of my favourite things about this role is seeing the young people make a positive transition into the school! From the developing of new friendships, to finding your way around a larger timetable; taking those first few steps to becoming a responsible, independent year 7. From the first day, you can expect to meet a supportive form tutor, who will help you to navigate your way through the first few weeks and support you with the day-to-day activities. You can also expect to meet a team of dedicated teachers, who will begin to instil your enthusiasm in their subjects. Your safety is paramount to us and you will have a supportive team of trusted adults to help you with any issues that arise during your transition. You can also expect to engage in a variety of fun activities, such as a sleepover and many celebration events.

We look forward to welcoming you into our school community!

Demystifying Single Sex education Q&A

Demystifying Single Sex Education.

Choosing a single-sex education for your daughter is a personal choice, but we see the benefits every day. However, it does attract a lot of myths and misconceptions, which we have addressed below.


Myth- Girls are socially disadvantaged if they don’t socialise with the opposite gender at school

At Copthall our students are empowered to use their voices positively to ensure they are able to have articulate and thought-provoking conversations in any circle.   We also offer lots of opportunities for our students to mix with students from other mixed and single-sex schools.

Myth- Girls are more prone to higher degrees of mental health and anxiety if they are not in a mixed school

Mental health is a huge issue among teenagers and is not exclusive to girls.   At Copthall our pastoral care is superb, and we have strategically invested in non-teaching Directors of Learning and School Counsellors.

In single-sex schools, girls thrive at subjects traditionally associated with being ‘masculine’

Our students feel confident to pick any option subject they have a passion for and subjects like Design and Technology, The Sciences, and Maths are very popular as we champion STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), often subjects that are off-putting to girls in a mixed environment.

Single-sex education teaches students to be ardent feminists who don’t like men!

Copthall School is all about the celebration of girls, rather than the absence of boys. We believe in equality and kindness for all.

Girl's academic achievements are often muted in mixed environments

Yes, this can be true. Many parents tell us that they see a huge difference in their daughter’s academic confidence after being with us. As if she now feels ‘allowed’ to be proud to be successful and smart.


If you have any other questions, please drop us an email at and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.