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Mayville High School – educating the ‘whole child’ – the head, the hands, the heart

Mayville High School was founded on the core principle of educating the ‘whole child’ – the head, the hands, the heart. At the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year for all of our pupils and their families, seeing so many happy faces on results day is the perfect reminder of everything that we believe. Our departing Year 11 pupils achieved a 95.4% overall pass rate, with 96% of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. We are, of course, inordinately proud of our pupils’ results; but it doesn’t tell the whole story of their educational journey. The class of 2020 have faced unique challenges, with bravery and good humour; they have shown kindness and incredible resilience throughout, and can now look forward to the next stage of their young adult lives, with confidence and positivity.

Headteacher, Rebecca Parkyn said, “It’s lovely to see our Year 11s collect their GCSE results following such a turbulent time for them. Happy pupils and happy parents is what we want to see and we got that on results day. The U-turn by Ofqual was very welcome and our pupils received the grades allocated by staff who know them best and who have an understanding of the context in which they achieved. We are delighted with our results. Our staff team deserves our sincere thanks for all their hard work in such difficult times.”

Mayville has high academic standards and we strive to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils. We also believe learning should be fun and that happy children flourish in an environment which values and promotes inclusivity, community and a sense of belonging. This is the balance at the heart of our ‘whole child’ approach and we deliver this, in practice, through our independent curriculum, small class sizes and first-rate pastoral provision. This is the Mayville difference.




Mayville High School,
35-37 St. Simon’s Road,
Southsea, PO5 2PE
023 9273 4847



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