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22 Things Only Girls Who Went To A British Girls' School Will Get

The bus stop and the corner shop were prime locations for talking to boys.

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1. You had a very complicated relationship with the local boys' school.

If you weren't friends with any of them you were a loser. But if you got with too many of them then there was bound to be drama. It was a careful balance.
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If you weren't friends with any of them you were a loser. But if you got with too many of them then there was bound to be drama. It was a careful balance.

2. The bus stop was the best place to meet boys.

You would see them every day for your entire school lives, but you wouldn't talk to them until you were in year 10.
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You would see them every day for your entire school lives, but you wouldn't talk to them until you were in year 10.

3. Apart from on Fridays when it was all about the corner shop.

Unless you had one of those corner shops that only let in three kids at a time. That was a major cockblock.
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Unless you had one of those corner shops that only let in three kids at a time. That was a major cockblock.

4. But of course the corner shop wasn't just about boys.

Snacks always come before boys.
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Snacks always come before boys.

5. There were always girls who tried to get out of P.E. every time they had their period.

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Some teachers would just let them sit in the corner, but there was always that older one that would be like, "In 1974 I competed in the national discus championships. Was I menstruating? Yes I was."

6. If you'd just got your ears pierced and you couldn't take your earrings out, your P.E. teacher made you cover them in plasters.

7. You always had the weird chunky lump around your waist from rolling your skirt up.

And you couldn't take your jumper off because then they'd make you tuck your shirt in and it would be exposed.
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And you couldn't take your jumper off because then they'd make you tuck your shirt in and it would be exposed.

8. If you stayed for sixth form and didn't have to wear a uniform you know how little effort girls can put into getting ready in the morning.

You'd do your makeup and straighten your hair in your free periods in the afternoon, never before school starts.
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You'd do your makeup and straighten your hair in your free periods in the afternoon, never before school starts.

9. Your common room definitely included a sacred "man wall".

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But sometimes there was controversy other whether someone deserved to go on the man wall.

10. Any male teacher under 40 was automatically a full on sex symbol.

Most girls would just have a joke crush on him, but there would also be at least one or two who took it very seriously, and only chose his subject for GCSE because they fancied him.
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Most girls would just have a joke crush on him, but there would also be at least one or two who took it very seriously, and only chose his subject for GCSE because they fancied him.

11. There was a lot of bitching and gossip, but by the end of seven years there wasn't anything left to bitch about.

Year 10 was definitely the most drama filled year, but in sixth form you'd done all your arguing.
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Year 10 was definitely the most drama filled year, but in sixth form you'd done all your arguing.

12. Everyone knew everything about everyone else's sex lives, or lack thereof.

You could probably list the order in which the girls in your class lost their virginity, which looking back is kind of weird.
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You could probably list the order in which the girls in your class lost their virginity, which looking back is kind of weird.

13. Talking about any bodily functions was not a big deal.

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And besides your fart jokes were much funnier than the boys' school ones.

14. And your desks were covered in just as much rude graffiti.

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15. Your toilets were always blocked because everyone flushed tampons all the time.

Gross but true.
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Gross but true.

16. All girls know the pain of the saggy crotch tights and therefore it was totally acceptable to stop in the middle of the hallway to yank your tights up.

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And you still haven't got used to the fact that you can't do this at work.

17. No one actually got changed in the locker room because it was gross and usually flooded.

And no one ever used the showers. Who would want to shower at school? Gross, just be smelly.
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And no one ever used the showers. Who would want to shower at school? Gross, just be smelly.

18. It was also where the dreaded lost property was kept.

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Everything in there smelt of damp.

19. So you definitely just got changed in the loos instead, or just in the middle of your form room.

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And then if a male teacher tried to come in you'd shout, "DON'T COME IN WE'RE NAKED." A classic way to delay a lesson.

20. The toilet is also where all the major crying happened.

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Every lunch time there would be some year 10s in there having drama.

21. Learning without boys was actually amazing.

With no one to speak over you and show off, girls got to be the gobby ones at the back of the class.
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With no one to speak over you and show off, girls got to be the gobby ones at the back of the class.

22. And it definitely gave you some of the best years of your life.

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But you're also really glad it's over.