Senior Extra-Curricular Activities

At Mayville the opportunities are simply endless because we believe that confidence is the central building block for future life.  Creative subjects have a really strong focus, and all KS3 pupils study Art, Music, Foor Technology, DT, Drama and Dance.

There is a choir, orchestra and a rock band.  Rock Challenge is the focal point of the year for many pupils.  It is an event that Mayville enters every year and one for which the school has scooped numerous awards.

Pupils take part in a wide range of visits and field trips the costs of which are covered within the fees.  Others like the annual ski trip, the French ‘chateau’ visit and the Spanish/art trip are some of the residential trips on offer, giving pupils a wealth of experience and fostering independence.


Every two years pupils in Y11 are given the opportunity to travel abroad for a month with Camps International where they help to rebuild communities.  In 2010 pupils went to Kenya and in 2012 and 2014 they travelled to Cambodia. In 2016 pupils travelled to Borneo and our next trip in 2018 will be to Ecuador. Pupils have to raise some of the money themselves and on their return many have called it, “a life changing experience”.

Sport has a high focus within the school, promoting teamwork, stirring competitive spirit between the 3 houses (Austen, Nelson and Cavell), harnessing determination and instilling a sense of fair play.  By creating a positive attitude towards physical education our pupils are well placed to enjoy sport as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Athletics, badminton, cricket, football, gymnastics, netball, rounders, rugby, swimming, trampolining and volleyball are some of the wide range of sports that pupils in the senior school experience.  GCSE physical education is a popular and successful option at KS4 for those wishing to study sport as part of the academic curriculum.

Mayville is successful in local and county competitions and some pupils have had the opportunity to represent Hampshire and Portsmouth.  Where pupils are particularly talented the school supports their training needs and competition commitments at county and national level.