Pupils in the Senior School can enjoy a wide range of sports, including athletics, badminton, cricket, football, gymnastics, netball, rounders, rugby, swimming, tennis, trampolining, and volleyball.
Our playing fields — 20 acres of green space tucked behind houses on Southsea seafront, adjacent to the Royal Marines Museum — has been made available through the Cockleshell Community Sports Club to a number of organisations in the city, including Mayville High School. This is the area where our rugby, football, and cricket teams play, and close proximity to the school means that pupils can get there and back quickly in the school minibuses.
GCSE Physical Education is a popular and successful option at KS4 for those wishing to study sport as part of the academic curriculum.
With three houses Austen, Cavell and Nelson, there are a number of inter-house competitions which promote great team spirit within the school. The ethos is one of taking part and achieving one’s personal best. Despite being a relatively small school Mayville has a reputation for success in local and county competitions, and successful pupils have the opportunity to represent Portsmouth and Hampshire. Where pupils are particularly talented the school endeavours to support their training needs and competition commitments at county and national level.