Mayfield School A GSG School
- Mayfield School
The Old Palace
- Head: Miss Beary
- T 01435 874600
- F 01435 872627
- E email@example.com
- W www.mayfieldgirls.org
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: East Sussex
- Pupils: 354
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Fees: Day £19,650; Boarding £31,800 pa
- Open days: At least two per term
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Most parents are happy with the single sex environment, one saying that she felt girls don’t want to appear cleverer than boys - ‘I don’t want them to have to bother to look after male egos…’ The head says the girls value the space to be themselves, and of boys - ‘we bring them in when we want them, then put them away…’ (Tonbridge or Skinners boys come in for parties). But it’s not exclusively female here: there are...
What the school says...
At Mayfield School, girls will find the space to be themselves within a challenging yet supportive environment. Mayfield girls are encouraged to educate their mind, body, heart and soul. We support each girl to develop a love of knowledge, sound working habits and a responsibility for her own learning. The result is excellent public examination grades and university places at a wide range of leading institutions.
From fashion design to forensic science, drama to horticulture, Mayfield girls are encouraged to extend themselves outside the classroom as much as inside. Some pursuits stand particularly proud: the School team has won the National Schools Equestrian Association Championship a staggering 9 times over the last 15 years; and Mayfield has a reputation as the UKs leading secondary school for ceramics, having won several national awards. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (3D Studies) at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (3D Studies) at an English Independent School (GCSE)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (3D Studies) at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Miss Antonia Beary, previously deputy head here, and before that at New Hall, Ampleforth and The Leys. Read English at Cambridge. Devoted to the school and its pupils, and determined to inspire her girls to do anything: ‘they don’t have to be something safe or obvious [in their careers]’. Hear hear.
In assembly, challenges Britain’s Got Talent as lamentably failing to model good behaviour or taste; in fact, encourages the girls to challenge lots of things on a regular basis. Parents are confident that she handles the school well, and impressed at her knowledge of every child. ‘Delightful head…very professional’, said one; ‘slightly eccentric…has helped us so much’, said another. ‘Girls like her, but have a healthy respect for her’, said a dad, adding that his daughter is...
Special Education Needs
School's description of their SEN provision:
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|