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Mayfield Messenger Christmas 2020

The Christmas edition of the Mayfield Messenger is now available.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely Christmas.  The new Spring Term begins on Thursday 7th January.

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Sunday Times League Tables 2020

I am thrilled to give you great news at the end of a busy week! The Sunday Times League Tables Top 100 Prep Schools will be published on Sunday 22nd November 2020, but the Sunday Times has contacted me to congratulate Mayfield on being named one of the nation’s top preparatory schools. Our results had improved on the previous year, and consequently Mayfield Preparatory School has reached a very high ranking of 11, up 6 places on last year, our highest ever ranking and our tenth successive year in the Sunday Times League Tables Top 100 Prep Schools! I also note that Mayfield is level on points with the ninth and tenth ranked schools and our Mathematics score is higher than all schools outside the top three see table below). Mayfield is now the highest ranking school in the Midlands and one of the best in the United Kingdom!

I would like to congratulate the children, who always rise to the occasion, and my thanks go to the governors for their solid support, and to all the hardworking staff at the school from Pre-Nursery to Lower III, and including the administration and maintenance staff, whose combined efforts have ensured that our children have flourished in all areas of the curriculum at Mayfield, not just academically but also in sport, ICT, music, drama, languages, the arts and Early Years. Thanks also go to you, the parents, for your ongoing support and vital contribution made at home. It has been a remarkable team effort!

We will continue to do our utmost to provide the best all-round education possible for our children to enjoy at Mayfield Preparatory School! In these challenging times, it is a real fillip to have happy news, so let us all enjoy our success!

Mr M. Draper
Headmaster

The top 20 SAT-sitting preparatory schools

2020 rank

2019

rank

School

name

READING (AVERAGED SCALED SCORE)

GRAMMAR (AVERAGED SCALED SCORE)

MATHS

(AVERAGED SCALED SCORE)

TOTAL SCORE

1

3

Guildford High Junior School

116

117

113

346

2

12

Alpha Preparatory School, Harrow

112

115

114

341

3

1

St Martin’s Preparatory School, Grimsby

112

115

113

340

4

5

Seaton House School, Sutton

114

116

110

340

5

8

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Junior School, Borehamwood

114

114

111

339

6

27=

Ursuline Preparatory School, Warley

112

114

113

339

7

6

Highfield Priory School, Preston

111

115

111

337

8

13

Carleton House Preparatory School, Liverpool

111

115

111

337

9

25

Chigwell Junior School

112

113

111

336

10

11

Notting Hill and Ealing High School Junior School GDST

113

112

111

336

11

17

Mayfield Preparatory School, Walsall

109

115

112

336

12=

18

St Anne’s Preparatory School, Chelmsford

112

113

111

336

12=

23

St Mary’s Colchester Lower School

112

113

111

336

14

33

Benedict House Preparatory School, Sidcup

110

114

112

336

15

10

Royal Grammar School Junior School, Newcastle upon Tyne

112

112

111

335

16

15

St Bernard’s Preparatory School, Slough

110

114

111

335

17

2

Newbridge Preparatory School, Wolverhampton

112

114

109

335

18

20

Durston House, London

111

112

111

334

19

4

Reddiford School, Pinner

110

113

111

334

20

26

Elm Green Preparatory School, Chelmsford

111

111

111

333

“where scores are tied, the number of pupils taking examinations is used as a separator

Mayfield Messenger October 2020

The latest edition of the Mayfield Messenger is now available.

We hope you all have a lovely half-term and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 2nd November.

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Welcome back

Dear Parents

 

I hope you and your families have enjoyed the summer and that you have all kept safe and well. School is due to re-open to all children on Thursday 3rd September and the updated re-opening plan and risk assessment can be viewed in the information section of the website under policies. Of course, these are subject to change and will be reviewed and re-issued to you on a weekly basis. Below is a summary of important information for the first day back at school:

 

  • Children will be in class pods with as few members of staff as possible to avoid cross contamination. This also means that the one way system, staggered opening and closing times, staggered break and lunch times, taking temperatures on arrival, different entrances into school, no parent parking on site, PPE, regular hand washing, hand gel, more frequent cleaning etc will all still be in place in September.
  • Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Transition, Form I and Form II “Pods” will start at 8.30am and finish at 3.15pm
  • Lower II, Kindergarten, Upper II & Lower III “Pods” will start at 8.45am and finish at 3.30pm
  • Parents will be requested to arrive in a timely manner at the time allocated.
  • PRE-NURSERY will be based in Pre-Nursery, accessed via the usual door
  • NURSERY will be based in Nursery, accessed via the usual door
  • KINDERGARTEN will have one “Pod” in Kindergarten, accessed by the Music Room door
  • TRANSITION will have one “Pod” in Transition, accessed by the main school front door,
  • FORM I will have one “Pod” in Form I, accessed by the Rose Garden door,
  • LOWER II will have one “Pod” in the Science Room, accessed by the Art block door,
  • FORM II will have one “Pod” in the Art room, accessed by the Art block door,
  • UPPER II “Pod” in Upper II on the top floor, accessed by the main school front door,
  • LOWER III will have one “Pod” in Lower III on the top floor, accessed via the Rose Garden.
  • We ask that the children will be returning in uniform, but not blazers and hats, in September, except on PE days when they will come in in their PE kits and tracksuits. We will provide you with timetables at the beginning of September.
  • All the curriculum subjects will be taught to the usual world class Mayfield standard, with homework set as usual via Teams
  • Currently, large gatherings and singing are prohibited, so the Harvest Festival, Parent information evenings, Nativities and Carol Service may be affected but we will let you know nearer the time in the Autumn Term.
  • There will be extra-curricular activities offered in class pods, such as study skills and sports clubs, and we hope to start these on Monday 21st September
  • We hope to start peripatetic music lessons from Monday 21st September after we have gauged the success of the re-opening of the school and we will confirm this with you shortly.
  • We plan to re-start breakfast and after school clubs from Thursday 3rd September and you will need to contact the school office to arrange your child to attend
  • We hope to re-start swimming, Kung Fu and Chess as soon as possible but currently children from different pods are not allowed to mix so we will have to wait for the restrictions to be relaxed before those extra activities re-start – we will keep you up-to-date.
  • School dinners will be starting in September, initially as a meal in a bag and delivered to each class, then moving onto a 3 week menu when it is safe to eat in the hall again. School dinners will be added to your Parentpay by the end of the day. You will need to make your dinner selection in advance.

Finally, I must re-iterate that some of the above may be updated and you will be informed of any changes- this is a fluid situation and we are constantly updating our plans. I look forward to seeing all the children back next week and I wish you all a great bank holiday weekend.

Best wishes and take care

 

Mr M. Draper

Headmaster

Mayfield Messenger Summer 2020

The latest edition of the Mayfield Messenger is now available.

We would like to wish everybody a lovely summer and look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday 3rd September!

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Mayfield Messenger Whitsun 2020

The Whitsun half-term edition of the Mayfield Messenger is now available.

We hope you have a lovely break,  please note that the final half-term of this academic year will resume on the 8th June.

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Mayfield Messenger Easter 2020

The Easter edition of the Mayfield Messenger is now available.  We wish you all a very Happy Easter.

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Appeal For Simran

Dear Parents

I am writing to appeal for help and support on behalf of a former Mayfield student, Simran Sahajpal, who still has cousins at the school now. She is only 17 years old and desperately needs a kidney transplant so I agreed to help spread the word on her story and try to get more people involved in organ donation, and also promote the awareness event being held at the weekend. Simran’s story and further details about the weekend’s awareness event are attached to this post. On behalf of Simran and her family, thank you in advance for any help or support you may be able to offer.

Best wishes

Mr M. Draper
Headmaster

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