Welcome from Antonia Beary, Headmistress
A warm welcome to Rose Hill parents. I hope that by browsing this page you will get an idea of life at Mayfield: not least the expectations and aspirations we have for the girls who make this school such a lively, happy and successful place. Mayfield offers amazing opportunities, helping girls to challenge stereotypical views of what they can and should achieve.
At Mayfield, we accept every girl for who she is and instil in her the confidence to find her strengths - wherever they may lie - and build on them. Staff, who are experts in their field and passionate about their subjects, help provide the support and inspiration each girl needs to flourish. A Mayfield girl is challenged to set herself demanding targets and helped to find strategies to achieve them. We expect girls to think independently, to question their own and other people’s ideas, and to learn to make informed decisions.
Mathematics and the sciences are among our most popular and successful subjects at both GCSE and A Level and equally successful are subjects as diverse as Geography and Music. We also excel in areas traditionally considered to be ‘creative’: Mayfield produces world-renowned ceramicists, has a dynamic Drama Department and an enviable sporting tradition. The key to success is to encourage and nurture creativity in everything we do, inside and outside the classroom. This leads to girls choosing an eclectic range of option choices: Chemistry and Ceramics, or Physics and History of Art are not unusual A Level combinations. Most go on to Russell Group, Oxbridge or, increasingly, American and overseas universities, to study all manner of subjects from Architecture to Zoology, with a regular stream of Engineers, Medics and Vets, Lawyers and Economists.
Mayfield is a vibrant community. A wide-ranging extra-curricular provision complements learning in the classroom and girls are encouraged to try new activities. Our ‘Actions not Words’ Programme provides opportunities to be involved in service both in the local community and further afield, ensuring that faith in action continues to be an important of Mayfield life. We want actions to be inspired by a sense of justice and integrity, sustained by faith and respect for others.
In joining us you will be welcomed into a community which dates back to 1872, when Cornelia Connelly and her Society of the Holy Child Jesus opened the School, and which reaches as far afield as our sister schools in Africa, America and Europe. Traditionally we have attracted pupils from around the world, as well as locally. Such a cosmopolitan ethos helps the girls to understand and appreciate different cultures and perspectives, and to value diversity. Friendships forged here continue not only through school, but into the future, and we are proud to welcome successive generations back to Mayfield.
Below you will find a range of information about the School. We'd be delighted to welcome you to our next virtual Open Morning on 27th February. I'd also be happy to arrange a zoom call with you. Please email email@example.com to set up a meeting.
Antonia Beary MA MPhil (Cantab), PGCE
Join us for our virtual Open Morning
Our Open Mornings are currently taking place virtually and we'd like to invite you to join us on either Saturday 27th February 2021 or Saturday 17th April 2021. The morning will begin with a live address by the Headmistress, Miss Antonia Beary and our Head girls. You will then have the opportunity to learn more about the School via our video tour. The morning will end with a live Q&A with Miss Beary and other senior staff. This event will last approximately one hour.
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