Prize Giving

Prize Giving. A fantastic showcase for Mayville's talent. The Greatest Showman was the theme of Prize Giving, with choirs singing songs from the musical. The look back at the year was done in a unique way with Mayville holding its own chat show on stage. The singing and dancing were spectacular. Well done everyone. It was a massive effort.


Shakespeare Schools Festival

Pupils from Remove to Upper V took part in a workshop at the New Theatre Royal, ahead of their performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Shakespeare Schools Festival which is taking place on November 5th. It was a great afternoon, with pupils working on the scene at the masked ball, with guidance from professional directors. Tickets for the performance are available at…/shakespeare-schools-fest…/


Eco Car Team "Brilliant" at International Final

An excellent performance by the Eco Car Team in the International final at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Nottingham. Mayville came in 18th of out 51 cars. Despite being the 11th fastest in practice, there was a problem with the electronics at the start of the race which took 10 minutes to correct. Mayville however fought back to 18th place in the end. Mr Devoy who led the overnight trip said, " The boys were brilliant, they did really well."


Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in School

Pupils from 5 schools across Hampshire and West Sussex travelled to Mayville High School to take part in an anti-bullying initiative inspired by Princess Diana. The day long anti-bullying campaign was led by the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign and Charlton Brown an Anti- Bullying Co-ordinator from the organisation said “Our main aim is to train young people to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools creating a positive culture, and empowering them to create peer led campaigns in order to stop bullying. Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan attended the event and opened the floor to questions which included questions about what he did before he became an MP and teenage mental health. On the subject of bullying he said, “It is happening all too often in society and we need all to work together to eradicate bullying so that every young person can have the best chance in life.”  



18 students and 2 members of staff traveled the length and breadth of Ecuador experiencing the depths of the Amazonian rainforest to the East, the wild Pacific coast to the west and the clarity and beauty of the Andes to the North. 

After flying to Quito, and over the course of a month, the group traversed the country carrying our numerous community and environmental projects along the way. The first stop was the jungle where pupils started a medicinal garden for a local community.  In several of the camps pupils were involved in building water containers to provide individual houses with a supply of fresh water.

The next stop was the Pacific Ocean for a PADI Open Water scuba diving course. Project work here included working in a tree nursery and helping roof a local school. We also carried a beach clean up and saw first hand the problem of plastic in the ocean. A whale watching trip was a sight to behold with pods of Humpback Whales including mothers and babies surrounding the boat for several hours.

Travelling to the Andes at an altitude of 4000m was challenging physically, as was the project work which included building a road by hand.

Head of Science Mrs Jones  who led the trip says "During our month in Ecuador were blessed by a Shaman, trekked through the jungle, learned Kichwa, slept in hammocks and dived with turtles. What a privilege it was to share this adventure with such amazing, wonderful young people." 

Next stop Kenya Scuba 2019

and soon launching Cambodia Summer 2020.








Mayville High School Celebrates Strong GCSE Results

At Mayville High School we are today celebrating our GCSE results with 81 % of our pupils achieving 5 or more A* / 9 - C / 4 grades  including Maths and English. Headteacher Rebecca Parkyn said “We are again delighted that our pupils have gained such super results, particularly given the additional challenge of the new GCSE with the changes in both content and approach.” This year Mayville has seen many success stories with excellent results. Rosie Sloane who achieved 9s in Science and a 9 in French said, “I’m shaking but I’m delighted. Molly Mae Richardson achieved 9s in Science and a 9 in Geography said, “The GCSEs were hard, I did a lot of work and I’m really happy.” Emma Williams was part of a group that took the Maths GCSE early gaining an A* in the iGCSE with most of that group also receiving the Additional Maths Qualification at A*. Emma gained top grades in Science and also Statistics.   Headteacher Rebecca Parkyn added, “Our pupils and teachers  show what persistent hard work and outstanding teaching can achieve. Congratulations go to all of those who leave Mayville for college after such well-deserved success.” 



Mayville's Rosie Michelmore's is one of only 15 pupils out of 6700 to receive an Engineering Award for her design aimed at stopping drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Rosie received her winners award for the South England Secondary Engineer Leaders Award, for designing a rear view mirror in a car with a special sensor attached that picks up if drivers are closing their eyes and becoming sleepy at the wheel. The sensor then reacts making the car seat vibrate alerting the driver that they need to stop driving. Rosie says of her design, "I really enjoyed thinking about this and adding things to my design. I'm not sure if I want to be a doctor or a pilot. I am also fascinated by planes and like the sound of the RAF." Congratulations Rosie, how fantastic.


Mayville High School Sports Academy


Here at Mayville High School we are inviting families across Hampshire and West Sussex the chance to join Mayville pupils at our newly launched Sports Academy Summer School. It is an opportunity for your children to improve their confidence and fitness, build on the skills they already have and work as part of a team. We would like to warmly invite all budding athletes and sports people to take part.  The Academy runs from Monday July 30th to August 3rd.

To book your child’s place on one of our Summer Schools, please call: 023 9273 4847 or email:

Cost: £165 for the week or £42 for a day. Pupils can come for a day or any number of days if they can't commit to a week.