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One parent said that the moment her girls walked into the site they loved it: ‘They saw the school in action and were enchanted by it’. It offered something to both her girls, the more academic and the less so. The Catholic ethos is applied gently, and often with cake – the history teacher described attending mass at a church in France on a school trip, and the delight of going to the patisserie next door for cream cakes afterwards. Most parents are happy with…

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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.
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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2023, Jonathan Forster, interim head, following the retirement of the previous head owing to ill health. Mr Forster was head of Moreton Hall for many years.

From April 2024, Deobrah Bligh, who joined the school in September 2023 as senior deputy head. Previously part of the SLT at St Richard’s Catholic College for 18 years. Studied theology at Durham and did her postgraduate in education at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. She also has an MA in educational leadership, NPQH and, most recently, a Certificate in Advanced Mental Health School Leadership (level 4).

Entrance

At 11+, 13+ and 16+. Gently selective, but largely on the basis of fit: pupils sit school’s own assessment, which includes papers in English, maths and reasoning (no longer ISEB). Less good performance in one area can be compensated...

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Special Education Needs

School's description of their SEN provision:

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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