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Mayfield School

Mayfield School

Mayfield, East Sussex  I   405 Girls  I  Ages 11-18 years

Described by country life as ‘one of the finest schools in the land’, Mayfield is a vibrant, happy and successful independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1872, the school is set within 75 acres of the beautiful Sussex countryside and conveniently located within an hour of Central London.


Mayfield is successful in unlocking and developing the unique potential and talent of each girl in an inspiring learning environment. A Mayfield education combines academic excellence, breadth of opportunity and exceptional pastoral care. The School’s ethos reflects its Catholic heritage and encourages integrity, generosity, compassion and courage within an inclusive community which welcomes all.



The School has a tradition of developing academic excellence. Our curriculum encourages questioning, reflection, creativity and the freedom to learn from mistakes. Whilst maths and science are amongst our most popular and successful subjects at A-level, we have a first class reputation for creativity and excel in the creative and performing arts.


Mayfield encourages equally the intellectual, creative, physical, emotional and spiritual development of each pupil, with academic study complemented by a rich and diverse variety of activities beyond the classroom. From dance to debating, drama to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a full programme of sporting opportunities for all abilities and interests including cricket, hockey and top-class equestrian facilities on campus, girls are challenged and supported to realise their full potential, endowing them with a lifelong love of learning and the opportunity to grow as individuals.

Leavers’ destinations

Mayfield girls progress to prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge, and increasingly to the US and Europe, to study a wide range of subjects, with a regular stream of engineers, medics, vets, lawyers, economists and architects.


Making a difference

Just as important as academic success, girls leave Mayfield with enduring friendships, open minds, strength of character and the lifelong support of a global community. The aspiration, resilience, values and skills we instil in the girls prepare them to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and to make a positive difference to the society in which they live.

Mayfield School
The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PH

Mayfield School


The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PH


Antonia Beary MA MPhil (Cantab), PGCE




Girls 11-18

Termly Fees

Day £7,750  |  Boarding £12,250


A Catholic School welcoming all


The main entry points are at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Entry at 11+ is based on the ISEB Common Pre-Test.

13+ and 16+ entry is based on the School’s own Entrance Assessments

Open Mornings

Thursday 10 February 2022 (In-person)
Saturday 26th February 2022 (Virtual)
Saturday 26 March 2022 (In-person)

Further Info

Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Shirley Coppard on or visit

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