With the release of the latest A-Level results, St Leonards-Mayfield School has cemented its reputation as one of the UK’s leading schools when it comes to catering for the needs of students with a range of abilities and interests, from academic scholars to those girls who require a little more support and guidance in order to fulfil their potential. The School is celebrating an increase to 48% in the proportion of its results graded at A*/A, in a year when nationally the proportion of top marks has dropped for the first time in 20 years.
94% of all results were graded A* – C and the pass rate was 100%.
This year, Mayfield’s A-Level students have achieved the grades they require to take up their places at a wide range of universities, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, University College London, Liverpool and even the University of Vienna.
Headmistress Miss Antonia Beary commented: “As ever, I am proud of our students: not only for all their hard work both inside and outside of the classroom, but for their contribution to the life of the School. Many schools talk loosely about offering an ‘added-value’ education to their students; that is, supporting their students to achieve better grades than might be expected based solely on their underlying ability. In Mayfield’s case, our added-value has been independently measured and places the School in the top 10% of independent secondary schools in the country, and the top 5% of all schools. The girls’ results today are not only testament to their own commitment, but to the hard work and support of our staff.”