Co-Education, Separately


Mayville High School’s Headteacher and former pupil Rebecca Parkyn calls Mayville “one of the most unique schools in Hampshire.”

It is this uniqueness that can be seen in the way we educate our pupils. Mayville has a two form entry from reception to year 11. Boys and girls have separate form bases and in the Senior School, separate houses and are taught separately in the core subjects throughout the school because we believe it best meets their learning needs. We have been doing this at Mayville since we first admitted boys to the school in 2002, and we are the only school in the area to adopt this method of teaching. Pupils however are taught in mixed groups for subjects outside of the core, such as languages, humanities and creatives. We believe it offers pupils the best of both worlds. They do not miss out on the opportunity to mix socially which is of such importance in today's world.

While boys and girls are taught separately in the core subjects, there are many opportunities for mixed activities which are provided in the Creative Arts, Modern Languages, and some Sport. Mixed groups of pupils are able to take advantage of the host of trips on offer such as our Camps International Expeditions to Borneo, Ecuador, Kenya and Cambodia, foreign trips to European countries such as France, German, Spain and Italy, an art trip to Barcelona, a camping weekend to the Hay Festival, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and the annual ski trip.