Mayville High School (England)

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Mayville High School
Mayville High School (England) Crest.png
Motto Excellence through Nurture
Established 1897
Type Independent day school
Religion Non-denominational
Headmaster Mrs. Linda Owens
Deputy Headteacher Mrs. Sue Harden-Davies
Chair of Governors Michael Babcock
Location 35 St Simon's Road
England Coordinates: 50°46′57″N 1°04′53″W / 50.7824°N 1.0815°W / 50.7824; -1.0815
DfE number 851/6002
Students 465
Gender Co-educational
Ages 2–16
Houses 3

Mayville High School is an independent co-educational day school in Southsea, Portsmouth, England.


Mayville High School was founded in the home of Miss West at 1 Gains Road and moved to several different locations before settling in its current premises. Between 1911 and 1936 the school accepted borders but they were later transferred to Charmandean Manor School in Worthing, West Sussex. In September 1936, it was reopened as a day school. During the Second World War, when Portsmouth became another victim of the German bombings, the school was one of the few which was not evacuated.In 1980 it became a charitable trust. Boys were formally admitted during the 1990s although there had already been a small number attending since the end of the War. The school is now coeducational but boys and girls are taught separately.[1]


Mayville caters to children aged 2 to 16. Junior School pupils are generally given automatic entry into the Senior School while new applicants must pass a test and an interview. The school caters to pupils of all abilities and there are specialised "units" to attend to gifted children and those with learning disabiltiies.[2]


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