"The decision to move into the field of co-education in 1979 will be perhaps the most important taken, since the foundation of the School." Headmaster Gerard Cramer, 3 November 1977.
It was not until 1974–75 that the idea of co-education at Carey began to become a reality. Headmaster Gerard Cramer instructed the School Council and staff to examine the advantages and disadvantages of establishing co-education at Carey. The then President of the School Council, Mr Alfred Mellor CBE, took up the challenge and investigated further.