Mayfield School

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.

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Mayfield School

For 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 to discover their hidden ones. 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.

Category: Senior, Sixth Form

Pupils: Girls

Type: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Roll: Boys367 Girls

Age Range: 11-18 Years

Founded: 1863

Location Description

The School is situated at the highest point in the village of Mayfield, once described as, ‘the sweetest village in England’ by the poet Coventry Patmore. The surrounding landscape is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty because of its rolling hills, abundant woods and hedgerows, scattered farmsteads and sunken lanes.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Miss Antonia Beary

Contact for enquiries:Mrs Jennifer Gandy

The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex

Tel: 01435 874642



Full Equestrian Centre, Dance School, All-weather pitches, Concert Hall, Gymnasium, School Lake, Netball Courts, Tennis Courts, Fitness Suite, Extensive Athletics Facilities, Food & Nutritional Centre, World renowned Ceramics Centre, Textiles Centre, Extensive Modern Language Provision, Outstanding EAL Department, Theatre, Concert Hall, Library, Café, Art School, Music School, Mayfield Farm, Heated indoor Swimming Pool, New Sixth Form Centre, Lecture Theatre.

The on site Equestrian Centre boasts extensive stabling and grazing, off road hacking and a 20 x 40m indoor arena. As well as an Olympic- sized all weather arena, a full set of BSJA show jumps and a professionally built cross country course.


We offer Academic Scholarships and Gifted & Talented Scholarships (awarded to pupils who display a special talent in Creative Art, Drama & Physical Theatre, Music, and Sport.)

Entrance Requirements

Exam results can tell us much about a candidate. However, we also measure verbal reasoning, spatial awareness and IQ; in order to gauge underlying ability and potential for achievement. In the event of entry to a particular year being over-subscribed, Mayfield will apply the following criteria to each individual application in this order: Ability, aptitudes, talents and needs – priority given to those girls who can meet our academic standards and expectations, as evidenced by examination, prior achievement, certification, interview and other aspects of the admissions procedure. Religion – priority given to Catholics and then other Christian denominations. Boarding status – priority given to girls seeking boarding places. Associations – priority given to those girls with a current or past family association with the School.


2019/2020. Day Fees (per term): £7,280. Full Boarding Fees (per term): £11,750.

Flexi-boarding (per night, up to 3 nights a week): £60. Occasional boarding (per night): £70.

Sibling and Forces discounts – please contact the school for details



All visits are welcome, please contact the school

2020 All visits are welcome. Please contact Mrs Shirley Coppard, Registrar on 01435 874642 or via email at


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