Eithne Shortall: Segregating children by gender is just weird – and schools are starting to agree

Single-sex schools instil stereotypes, isolation, artificiality and awkwardness that can last a lifetime; thankfully, they seem to be on the way out

'It’s ridiculous that we create this artificial society in which girls exist with girls, boys exist with boys, and never the twain shall meet. Until they go home to their brothers and sisters’

And just like that, the season is upon us. I’m not doing a Brown Thomas and cracking out the Christmas decorations before Halloween has even ...