Academic Excellence

For over 150 years, Mayfield has provided intellectual challenge for each individual at each age and stage of her education, and fostered in her a love of learning. We educate girls to develop their known talents and discover their hidden ones.

We have a wide range of exceptionally successful Academic Departments. Inspirational teaching, from highly-qualified and dedicated staff, enables our girls to blossom in expected and, often, in quite unexpected areas. This is due to the equal value which we place on every subject and to the breadth of curriculum we offer. Girls are always encouraged to do their best and given the confidence they need to succeed.

This development of an independent mind is reflected in the pupils’ A Level choices.  Unusually in a girls’ school, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Psychology often have the highest number of students enrolled, but the girls will often combine these subjects with a creative art, or a social science. The freedom to combine an eclectic set of subjects at A Level is characteristic of the School and equips Mayfield girls with qualifications to take them successfully into all walks of life.

The achievement of excellent examination results is important and Mayfield girls take each set of examinations in their stride, and invariably perform well above expectation. Our focus is not, however, exclusively to this end, and we encourage a balanced approach to academic studies, and to the development of the whole person.

Creativity is a central feature of the academic life of the School and is a thread which runs through the whole curriculum. The exceptional work produced in the creative and performing arts is a manifestation of this, but it is evident in all subject areas. Individuality and independence of thought, based on sound knowledge and understanding in each subject area, are thus encouraged.

Miss Beary standing in Mayfield school grounds

It is with great sadness that Mayfield School announces that its Headmistress, Miss Antonia Beary, is retiring on the grounds of ill health with effect from 31 August 2023.

One in four grades awarded are the top GCSE grade

Mayfield, the leading Catholic independent day and boarding school for girls, is celebrating an impressive set of GCSE results, with one in four of grades awarded being the top grade (grade 9).

Mayfield Girls celebrate impressive A level results

Mayfield, the leading Catholic independent day and boarding school for girls, is celebrating another impressive set of A level results, with a 100% pass rate and over half the grades awarded being A* or A.  

Mayfield girls strike gold

A team of Lower Sixth pupils from Mayfield School have received a coveted Gold Award for their experimental project work in this year’s British Physics Olympiad competition, placing them in the top four nationally.

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