Value added

On average, girls who have been at Mayfield since Year 7, achieve one grade higher at GCSE than they would elsewhere* 

We take enormous pride in our ability to bring out the best in each girl, and we are currently in the top 20% of all participating schools in the country when it comes to providing a ‘value-added’ education#.  

The School’s ability to meet the needs of the most able students can be demonstrated in a number of ways. For example, we have an excellent record of supporting students on scholarships – who by their very nature have excellent underlying ability – to achieve very high A level results and places at the best universities.

However, no less significant is the School’s record of supporting girls of more modest ability to perform in public examinations well above expectations based on their underlying academic ability alone. This differential between a student’s expected grades and the grades she actually obtains is commonly referred to as ‘value added’.

*Durham University Centre for Educational Management data

#Mayfield constantly reviews its value-added performance using data provided by Alps (Advanced Level Performance Systems). Our three year average places us in the top 20% of all participating schools in the country when it comes to providing a ‘value-added’ education.