Achieving Greatness...

“There are so many opportunities at Mayville: with equal amounts of encouragement and discipline pupils thrive.”

“By the time they leave, pupils have developed into mature and thoughtful individuals ready to make a full contribution to their communities.”

ISI report 2012


29% rise in GSCE pass rate - 5 GCSE A* to C including Maths and English

Welcome to Mayville High School

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Mayville is a small independent co-educational day school, in the heart of Southsea.  It is situated near Portsmouth’s rich historic heritage, a stone’s throw from the Solent and close to the city’s cultural wealth. Founded in 1897 there is a strong emphasis on traditional disciplines yet Mayville adopts innovative teaching methods to help promote learning.

Our size is our strength, big enough to offer pupils a wide range of opportunities yet small enough to treat each pupil as an individual. Class sizes are small enabling each pupil’s individual learning needs to be fully met.  Mayville offers a broad based curriculum where each pupil is encouraged to develop their ability to the full and achieve success, whether academically, in sport, the arts or any of the wide variety of activities that go on in the school every day.

Shortly after becoming co-educational Mayville initiated the idea of teaching boys and girls in separate parallel classes. Over the years this has been successfully implemented throughout the school with all subjects being taught separately at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 ( with the exception of some of the humanities subjects in Year 8 and Year 9), and the core subjects taught separately at Key Stage 4. 

The pupils like the arrangement, they feel it gives them the "best of both worlds" and the Inspectors like it too, one memorably commenting that, "If you could bottle what you do here you would all be millionaires," sadly for us this is not the case, but the sentiment remains true.

Children at Mayville flourish in a family style environment where they are part of a caring community and are taught to respect and support each other. They learn to meet the challenges of the wider world and understand they are part of a global community.

Mayville High School offers a first rate education for boys and girls. Our website will tell you more about the school, but the best way is to visit us and see for yourself what we have to offer.

We look forward to meeting you, and invite you to pick up the phone and book an individual tour of the school.

Latest News...

  • CAMBODIA 28th Jul 2014

    Good luck to Mayville’s 11 pupils and Mrs Morris, embarking on a month long trip to Cambodia. Based at a Camps International site in Camp Boeung Pae, a remote area in Cambodia, pupils will embark on various projects, including the rebuilding...
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  • PETER PAN 11th Jul 2014

    Pupils taking flight, singing and dancing crocodiles, tiny fairies alight and moving through the auditorium, braves dancing in sequence, mermaids luring sailors to their death, Captain Hook and Smee, Wendy and Peter, Michael and John: Mayville's Production...
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