International Admissions

Virtual Open Morning 

Tuesday 8 October 10.00am-11.00am (UK time)
Join us online to find out all about Mayfield's happy, vibrant, and inclusive community. You will hear from our Head, Deputy Head and Head Girl and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about life at Mayfield.

book your place

Our main points of entry are 11+, 13+ or 16+.  However we do have a small number of places for girls wishing to join us at 12+ and 14+. 

The first step of the admissions process is to make an initial enquiry. We would request the candidate’s latest school report and a copy of their passport at this point. After the Admissions Team has received the candidate’s school report(s) and confirmed that the school would like to progress the application, you will be asked to register the candidate using our online registration form. We require registration by early September before the year of entry.

Please note registrations for international admissions for September 2024 entry for Years 9 and 10 have now closed.
Any queries should be directed to Victoria Eastman, Director of International Admissions, at

All mainland Chinese applications, whether direct or via an agent in China, will be handled by our Chinese representative in Beijing, Tang Ying, who will liaise with the family/agent.  This does not affect the agreement in place with the agent. 


online registration

The next step is for candidates to sit our entrance assessments which take place between September and November before the year of entry, at a local British Council office or the office of a trusted Educational Agent. Interviews with candidates will be conducted either in person or via Skype/Teams/Zoom after the assessments. Offers are based on performance at assessment and interview, school reports and a reference from the candidate’s current head teacher.


  • 11+ to 14+ entry

All candidates will sit written assessments in Maths and International English. 

  • 16+ entry

All candidates will sit assessments in International English and two other subject papers, preferably subjects they intend on studying for A level. Please choose from the following list of subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry 
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin and Greek (one paper covering both – students can choose to do one or both sections)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies

For a full list of subjects available to study at A level please see our Sixth Form booklet.

Late entry

For candidates who have missed the Autumn Assessments, places may still be available. Please contact our Registrar, Shirley Coppard, on, to discuss this further as parents should not be discouraged from applying at any stage.

Student Visa

As a Trusted Sponsor with UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), the School will sponsor and guide all students who require a Student visa through the process.

International English

If English is not a student’s first language, they will be required to attend International English lessons. The International English department will continuously assess students to confirm their standard of English remains appropriate for this course of study.

International English Department