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The Old Palace,
Mayfield,
Sussex,
United Kingdom,
TN20 6PH

Tel: +44 1435 874600
Fax: +44 1435 872627

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Founded:1846

Headmistress:
Miss Antonia Beary, MA MPhil (Cantab) PGCE

Registrar:
Mrs Jennifer Gandy

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
GSA, ISC, ISCO, AGBIS, ISBA, AGIS
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Roman Catholic
Teaching languages:
English, German, Greek, Chinese, French, Spanish
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
11 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£19,125
to
£19,125
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£30,300
to
£30,300
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£30,300
to
£30,300
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
0
Day
186
0
Full board
170
0
Weekly
32
NA
Total
388
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
57
27
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Assessment, Entry test or exam, Visit school, Report from previous school, Interview, Bursary exam, Common Entrance, Scholarship or bursary exam, Please apply to school, Registration, Educational psychologist's report, GCSE results, References, Taster days, Scholarship exam
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Drama, Means tested scholarships, Ballet or dance, Sport, 6th Form, Roman Catholics, Teaching, Other scholarships, All-rounder, Means tested bursaries, Senior school entry, Financial need, Music, Art, Choral, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Science, Means tested assisted places, Junior school entry, Boarding, Siblings

What we offer


  • Theology
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Classics
  • Psychology
  • Photography
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Media/Film studies
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Critical thinking
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • French
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Italian
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Polish
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Martial arts
  • Fitness training
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Water sports
  • Table tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cross-country
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Scuba diving
  • Dance
  • Orienteering
  • First aid/life savers
  • Rock climbing
  • Adventure training
  • Yoga
  • Canoeing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Chess
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Horticulture
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Ballet
  • Rowing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Language club
  • Young Enterprise
  • Astronomy
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
 
 
 

School Video



 
Head PhotoMayfield is the sort of school where girls should expect the unexpected: taking on the boys in the modern pentathlon one week; heading off with the choir to meet the Red Hot Chilli Peppers the next; being taught prop design by one of Ridley Scott's collaborators after school; and spending the weekend winning a National Schools Equestrian Championship title. The opportunities available for pupils to pursue their individual interests are seemingly endless. Underlying these opportunities is an academic rigour which provides the girls with outstanding preparation for the future. Mayfield girls learn how to combine rigorous academic study with a diverse range of activities beyond the classroom. When they come to leave at the end of the Sixth Form, they will have matured into educated and independent young women, confident in their beliefs and prepared to make a positive difference in the world in which they find themselves, a force for good in responding to the challenges of the 21st century. 'One of the best schools in the land'. - Country Life 'Some schools are particularly brilliant at unusual things, and ceramics is Mayfield's forte. Riding too is exceptional. And on the academic front? Well, the stats speak for themselves.' Tatler, 'The school is an exemplary model of the dynamic effects which can be achieved by an education based on faith and love' - ISI Inspection Report,
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