Mayfield School

Type of school: Girls Senior school

Nearest international airport: Gatwick (34km)

Age Range: 11-18

Number of pupils: 365

Number of boarders: 179

Fees per term: Boarding: £10,600
Day: £6,550


DCIM101GOPRODescribed by the ISI as “outstanding” and by Country Life as “one of the finest schools in the land”, a Mayfield education combines academic rigour, breadth of opportunity and a strong sense of community embodying our motto “Actions not Words”.

Educating mind, body, heart and soul

Mayfield is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18, set in the beautiful, yet easily accessible Sussex countryside. It has an enviable academic record, exceptional pastoral care and extensive extra-curricular activities. Mayfield girls learn how to combine rigorous academic study together with a diverse range of activities beyond the classroom.

DSC_1983From dance to top class equestrian facilities fencing to debating, Mayfield challenges its girls to realise their full potential, providing them with a lifelong love of learning in order that they leave mature, educated and independent young women, confident in their beliefs and prepared to make a positive difference in the world. At Mayfield, each girl is accepted for who she is and we instil in her the confidence to find her strengths and build on them.  We will give her the time, space and emotional support she needs to flourish.  We will expect her to think independently and our enthusiastic teachers will inspire in her a lifelong love of learning.  We will stimulate her imagination and nurture her creativity in every subject she studies.

A Mayfield girl is challenged to set herself demanding targets and helped to find strategies to achieve them. She will learn to question her Mayfield Equestrianown and other people’s ideas and we expect her to make informed decisions. Her actions will be inspired by a sense of justice and integrity, sustained by her respect for others. Overall, she will have the chance to grow to be herself.

Mayfield is a vibrant community. Traditionally, we have attracted pupils from all round the world, as well as locally. We are able to offer a very supportive boarding structure, which ensures we support what best suits your daughter’s requirements. From day to full boarding, there is an opportunity to flexi-board and weekly board too. With a weekly bus service available to and from Central London which leaves at 4pm on a Friday and returns on Sunday evening, giving your daughter time at home over the weekend.  For our full boarders we have a wonder array of activities and trips so there is never a dull moment!

Such a cosmopolitan ethos helps the girls to understand and appreciate different cultures and perspectives and to value diversity. Friendships are forged here which sustain and support not only through School, but on into the future and we are proud to welcome DSC_1671successive generations of girls back to Mayfield.

While Mayfield retains a strong sense of pride in its history, a school with vision must use its heritage to construct the best possible future for its pupils.   The doors of Mayfield’s new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre opened in September 2013. This award-winning building is a harmonious combination of cutting edge technology with dedicated seminar and lecture areas providing ideal preparation for university, situated in the most historic part of the School alongside the 14th Century Chapel.

Location and facilities

The School is located within a beautiful historic village in the picturesque county of East Sussex. Less than 50 minutes from the centre of Mayfield Art ClassLondon by Train, 40 minutes’ drive from Gatwick and about an hour from Heathrow putting us in a perfection location but within a safe and secure environment.

Our facilities are outstanding – all weather tennis and netball courts, heated indoor swimming pool, dance academy covering all types of dance – from ballet to hip-hop, music school, one of the best creative art departments in the country with Art, Ceramics and Textiles up to, and including Pre-U. One of our USPs must be our on-site Equestrian Centre with stabling for 28 horses, Olympic sized outdoor and indoor sand schools there is an opportunity to compete at the highest level but also just enjoy a weekly hack. We have a magnificent new Sixth Form Centre which enables the Year 12 & 13s to enjoy a more ‘university’ type of environment before moving on. With 4 boarding houses our boarders enjoy their own space as well as being part of a community.