Mayfield Highlights 2017 – 2018
It has been a very busy few weeks and I sit in my study trying to catch my breath as I write this. Outside, the sun is shining again on our glorious grounds, as it has for the past few weeks – we really have been spoilt by the good weather this term! As I listen to the happy sounds of our Lower III pupils playing cricket and rounders against their parents, I am taking the opportunity to look back on a busy, exciting and fun-filled time we have enjoyed at Mayfield this year! Here are some of the highlights:
Congratulations to all our pupils, who have won awards, certificates and trophies this year. It has been a tremendous year for external examinations. We are delighted with our pupils in LIII, who have worked very hard and gained places at a number of excellent Senior Schools in the West Midlands area. 83% of our pupils were offered places at grammar schools and they are all taking up places at grammar or selective independent schools, with seven scholarships offered. We are proud of our pupils in Form I and in Lower III who have again performed outstandingly in the national SATs tests for 7 and 11 year olds. The results have far surpassed national expectations once again, with 96% of our Lower III pupils working at or above the national standard in reading and mathematics, and 100% in writing and science. Full details will be given to you in September.
The drama performance, We Will Rock You, by Lower III at the end of term was out of this world! Congratulations to the pupils, Mrs Andrews and all the staff for a wonderful night of entertainment. Well done also to the winners of the Speech Festival: Form I, Yuvraj and Anaisha. While at the Music Festival, the Junior Cup was awarded to Amaan and the Senior Cup to Krishie. The Music Concert at the Central Hall was a wonderful experience, showing off our pupils’ musical prowess, while today Sahana again triumphed with her incredible dancing at ‘Mayfield’s Got Talent’.
As ever, we are extremely grateful to the hardworking members of the PTA, Staff and particularly Mr Cook for organising such a successful ‘World Cup’ Garden Party. It was an amazing day the other Saturday, full of stunning performances from children, parents and staff! Thanks to everybody’s hard work in organising it and for playing in the right spirit, it was a day to remember!
Trips & Visits
Lower III pupils had a particularly enjoyable residential trip Snowdonia. They also learned a great deal at Safeside. Meanwhile, Transition to Upper II had a great day out Conkers. Lower II and Form II enjoyed a successful trip to the Lapworth Museum. Nursery and Kindergarten enjoyed a great day out at Sycamore Adventure.
As usual the house competitions have been enthusiastically contested. Each House has enjoyed success in more than one of the epic struggles to attain the ascendancy. The Lower School Sports Day was won by Nightingale, while the Upper School Sports Day was won by Nightingale and so they scooped the overall trophy. They were superbly organised by our sports department in beautiful sunshine. The overall winner of the House Cup was Livingstone. Well done to all the children for being competitive, but always sporting.
All of these wonderful things are only possible because of the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of the dedicated, hardworking and highly professional Staff, who have given their best to provide high standards of teaching and learning, both in school and during extra-curricular activities.
Have a lovely summer break everyone and I look forward to seeing you in September.
Matthew Draper, Headmaster