This week, has been an historic moment for The Crypt School. For the first time in its nearly 500 year history, The Crypt School welcomed girls into Year 7, alongside of the boys. Everyone in school proudly welcomed 151 new pupils into Year 7, amongst which are 48 driven young ladies, all of whom were wearing warm smiles and impeccable maroon uniforms.
Staff and students alike have been keen to help the new co-educational cohort settle in their first few days. The boys in Year 7 had attended taster days so they felt their first days were just as expected: fun and interesting. “There is nothing unusual”, mentioned Seb Hilman and Javis Randall also agreed that having girls and boys learning together felt natural, as they had all been in co-educational primary schools.
The girls were all very happy with their first few days in school: Marissa Berry said, “School is really fun. I enjoyed my first day, particularly my science lesson, where we experimented with water buoyancy.” Hannah Steward said, “It is great to be in the School, because we know we have lots to look forward to. We feel really welcomed by everyone, even though on the first day the older boys stopped to take a second look at us, as they are not used to seeing girls in their school. The boys are really helpful though, especially when we are trying to find our way to the classrooms!”
Beatrice Norwood, Safia Neocleous and Caitlin Brown agreed that the first day felt a bit overwhelming, as there were many more boys than girls around the School. They added though, that the boys had been very nice to them. They also mentioned they had met their VI Form mentors, who they thought were really great.
We have almost 100 girls in our VI form, but everyone in the School is very excited with the arrival of girls into the lower school. We are looking forward to seeing them learn, grow and develop as the years go on. They will always be the pioneering girls with the strength of character to make the change to a fully co-educational school happen. Our best wishes and full support go to our boys and girls in our first ever co-educational Year 7 cohort.