Admissions Procedure

Mayville High School accepts pupils from a wide ability range, meeting individual needs via targeted one-to-one support, small teaching groups and extension activities.

Pupils with dyslexia may be assisted within Mayville's own Dyslexia Unit, whilst the Able, Gifted, and Talented Co-ordinator monitors provision for those on the school’s Able, Gifted, and Talented register.

Children wishing to join our Early Years Foundation Stage normally spend a session in the Nursery and then meet with the Early Years Manager. Our nursery feeds our Reception class therefore it is assumed that pupils joining will be going through to Reception and subsequently into the Pre-Prep department. Please note that deposits will be refundable at the end of the Reception year, provided the correct notice has been given, unless the school did not allow transition from the nursery to Reception in which case deposits will be refundable at the end of Kestrels.
Entry to the Reception Class is normally by a day’s assessment and a meeting with the Deputy Headteacher Junior School or Headteacher. Priority is given to pupils within our own Nursery Department but there are usually spaces for children from other nurseries. Entry from our nursery to Reception (L1) is not automatic because we have to ensure that we can cater for the needs of all pupils, keep an appropriate balance of abilities within the class and be certain that all pupils will be able to access the curriculum.

After that, entrants into the Pre-Prep Department or Junior School will spend a day at the School with the class they will join. During the day they will be seen on a one-to-one basis for testing. This ensures that we maintain the correct balance of abilities within the class.

Internal (our own Year Six) and external applicants for the Senior School sit 11+ assessments in January of the year they would be joining.  In addition, all pupils spend a day in the Senior School in the January before the start of their Year Seven (Remove) school year.  We typically accept pupils from a wide ability range whilst ensuring the appropriate balance of abilities within the year group.
Places are usually available from year 8 — 11 and entry will depend on a day’s visit, one-to-one testing and receipt of a good reference from the pupil’s current school.

Details of scholarships and bursaries are published separately.