Some of the most advanced countries (United States, Australia, Great Britain, Germany,
Norway and France) have introduced experiences and/or specific programmes of single-sex education as a means of reducing school failure and
improving the outcome for the boys.
The European Commission has reaffirmed its goal that by 2020 the dropout rate is less than 10 per cent of the whole EU. In 2011 the educational neglect, percentage of young people aged 18 to 24 who have not completed compulsory secondary education, was situated at 13.5% (11´6% in the case of the girls against 15´3% of boys)
Data published by international agencies reflects the sexual component is determinant in the figures for school failure, increasing among boys, with special incidence in countries such as: Malta (31%), Spain (38´9%), Portugal (28´2%), (Iceland (22´2%), and Italy (21%)
Single-sex education is adapted to maturity and learning styles of the children, and therefore achieves good academic results, contributing to reduce school failure.
Early leavers from education and training by sex 2011.% of the population aged 18-24 with at most lower secondary education and nor in further education or training.