New Facilites for Hire!

Here at Mayville High School we are offering the use of our brand new purpose built block called 'Michael Babcock House', which includes a dance hall, recreation area, kitchen and classrooms for use by external groups. We can also offer our Main Hall 'The Linda Owens Hall' for hire for musical, theatrical, and educational activities

Mayville High School Performing Arts Academy

Here at Mayville, we are excited to announce the launch of our Academy of Performing Arts. This Easter we are running a day-long workshop in dance, drama and singing for 7-16 year old children; along with a separate stage management experience on offer for children over 10 years old. This is a taster day for our two week-long Performing Arts Summer Schools. Prices and timetables are as follows. 


The Mayville Academy of Performing Arts is open to all children aged 7-16 (not just Mayville High School pupils).

Places are limited, so please secure you child’s place by calling 023 9273 4847 or emailing

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Typewriter Tales

Creating your own "Typewriter Tales' was the challenge given to pupils from Mayville High School as part of Portsmouth Bookfest.

Pupils who are identified as A, G&T for English and/or Art were invited to a creative workshop in the informal and unusual setting of Southsea Coffee. They were offered a variety of prompts (and cake!) to inspire them to create their own mini stories. As well as using typewriters, they could also create designs with ink, calligraphy sets and stamps to ensure their unique ideas were presented in the colours and designs which best represented their ideas.

Some of our braver pupils even stood up to take part in the open mic section at the end, receiving glowing reviews from other participants.

Miss Jones said "Mrs Stoneman and I were so proud to hear our pupils read their imaginative creations so confidently to the packed audience." Their work will appear in print soon at the end of Bookfest.


Superheroes,Singing and Laughter

An air of complete silliness descended on Mayville High School as the award winning writing and illustration team Sue Hendra, and Paul Linnet came to visit. Together they have written Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Nobot the Robot with No Bottom, Supertato and also I Need a Wee. The creative team had Mayville High School’s youngest pupils laughing their heads off, helped them come up with amazing ideas for superheroes and led them in a sing along



The Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 boy’s badminton teams made it through to the Hampshire Finals on Friday 26th January which were held at the Westgate School in Winchester. The Key Stage 3 team managed to score a win against Romsey School in their group, while losing to Saint George's School, Sholing and Courtmoor School, Fleet, placing them third overall in their group.

The Key Stage 4 team lost to the host school, Westgate, but achieved wins against Saint George's School and Courtmoor, placing them in second place in their group. Overall a brilliant result for both teams and hopefully we will see the teams make it through to the Hampshire Finals again next year!

Tenner Tycoon

Pupils have been taking part in Mayville’s very own Tenner Tycoon. The school pledged each participant £10 and then they had a week to set up their own businesses. The overall winners with the most profit and best Tycoon booklet were 'All in a Jar' which was Abigail, Tia, Sophia, Lily G from LIV. They sold upcycled themed jars such as 'hot chocolate in a jar', 'movie night in a jar' and their profits (and £10 of each teams profits) will be donated to 'Born Free'. Congratulations to everyone else who took part.   


Boys Literature Brilliance

Mayville High School boys won the Portsmouth Literature Quiz. Congratulations to Robert from Remove, Jacob, Raj, and Mahdi all from LIV. Every year pupils from schools across the city meet to show off their knowledge of books and their enthusiasm for reading, hoping to win the coveted trophy for their school. Quiz rounds included Book General Knowledge and Visual Clues. Teams prepared for some sections of the quiz in advance, such as The Life of an Author, and Books by Guest Authors. The guest authors were Ali Sparkes, Jamie Thompson, Andy Briggs and Stuart Foster. Fabulous result boys.



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Enterprise Week

Mayville High School Enterprise Week was an amazing week showing pupils the many opportunities that are available to them once they leave and embark on a career. It involved speakers from the RAF, Royal Navy, and Hampshire Police visiting the school to speak to pupils. A visit to Portsmouth Guildhall was a fantastic opportunity to see how to organise events. There was also an Entrepreneur Speed Networking event in which pupils moved from table to table talking to local business people who gave them great ideas. Many thanks to Mrs Stoneman and Miss Jones for organising the event. Also a big thank you to our speakers who took time off work to offer invaluable advice and help

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Swimming Excellence

Naomi and Matthew competed in the ISA National Swimming Finals at the Olympic Pool today. Naomi came in 5th for her 50m breast stroke with a massive 1 second pb. 4th for the Individual Medley relay and won a bronze medal in her freestyle relay. Matthew came home with 2 medals winning gold in the freestyle relay, silver in the Individual Medley relay and a whopping 1. 5 sec personal best for his Individual Medley. What an amazing day of swimming! They have both also qualified to represented Portsmouth Northsea at the Hampshire County Swimming competition.  Naomi swam to a fantastic personal best in her 800m freestyle race and was selected for the age 12 relays.  Mathew will swim this weekend in a number of different races including the 50m back stroke.  


Ski Trip

At the end of the Christmas holidays a group of more than 44 pupils from Mayville High School including Juniors and Seniors embarked on a trip to the beautiful resort of  Mayrhofen in Austria. This time our skiers took a different route which entailed taking the Eurotunnel and which saw the party arriving earlier than expected. Everyday pupils and the six staff members skied from 10am until 12pm stopping for lunch and resuming in the afternoon at 1pm-3pm. The children all really improved and Oliver Terry came first overall in a race involving Mayville pupils and others in their teaching groups. Mrs Dekker was the teacher who took first prize. Pupils attended a disco, swam in the local pool, and went bowling as well as having a film night. Many thanks to all the staff who looked after the pupils so wonderfully. We are already looking forward to next year’s trip.   


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Christmas Magic

Mayville’s Christmas Production was an extravaganza highlighting the school’s strength in performing arts. From Kestrels to U3 all pupils were fantastic and the Christmas message was clear for all to see. Congratulations to everybody, especially Mrs Hepburn, Miss Doughty, and also Miss Simms for all their hard work. Here are some images to get everyone in the mood for Christmas


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