Mayfield School

Type of school: Girls Senior school

Nearest international airport: Gatwick (40km)

Age Range: 11-18

Number of pupils: 355

Number of boarders: 156

Fees per term: Boarding: £10,300
Day: £6,375


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‘The school’s focus on challenging all pupils allows the most gifted and talented to be intellectually extended in all subjects’ Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report 2012

We encourage every girl to set herself academic goals and then support her in finding the confidence, determination and love of learning to achieve them. Our students go on to the best universities, in the UK and internationally.

‘An excellent broad curriculum enriched by a wide range of extracurricular opportunities allows pupils to develop their talents and to discover hidden ones’ ISI Report 2012

From fashion design to forensic science and drama to horticulture, Mayfield girls have the chance to extend themselves outside as well as Inside the classroom, to develop their interests and discover new ones.

‘Mayfield’s achievements are so splendid that we can imagine them splashed across the front of a broadsheet’ Tatler’s Schools Guide 2012

Photo of PICK2089 300x200Mayfield is celebrated as the UK’s leading senior school for ceramics, having won several national awards. Creativity – both in the expressive arts and the humanities, sciences and social sciences – lies at the heart of the School’s impressive educational philosophy.

‘The quality of boarding education is excellent’

‘The warm and welcoming atmosphere in the boarding houses is infectious and ensures that girls thoroughly enjoy their boarding experience’ ISI Report 2012

Our boarding houses provide a home from home during the school day and beyond, creating a stimulating environment where the pleasures of home are interwoven with schoolwork. House life is based on consideration for one another, charity, forgiveness and friendship.

‘Spiritual awareness is excellent and is nurtured by a dedicated staff’ ISI Report 2012

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Mayfield is a Catholic school which welcomes students of all faiths and none. Just as we expect girls to engage, challenge and learn in the classroom, we also encourage them to question, reflect and respond to their faith.

Location and facilities

The School is located within the historic village of Mayfield, less than 50 miles from the centre of London and just 45 minutes’ drive from Gatwick Airport. The sports facilities include a new all-weather pitch, all-weather tennis and netball courts, an indoor swimming pool, one of the largest outdoor riding arenas in the South East of England and a dance studio. The magnificent Sixth Form Centre and stable block complement the School’s other high-calibre facilities, which include a nine-laboratory science centre, a new ICT suite, two libraries, a music school and five ceramics and arts studios. At the heart of the School is the 14th-century chapel and the four comfortable and welcoming boarding houses.