Redbridge, United Kingdom
About Mayfield School
What’s special about Mayfield School?
We are excited about learning and want your child to be excited too. This enthusiasm filters through every part of our varied curriculum and our innovative approaches to learning and teaching. We work hard to recognise every child as an individual within our classes, striving to challenge and support them to reach their full potential. Our expectations of achievement and behaviour are high. We want all the young people from our richly diverse population to leave Mayfield as confident young people, proud of their achievements and looking forward to the challenges of the future. This means developing the ‘whole child’ so that they become caring and responsible adults who show respect for others. OFSTED recognises Mayfield as a good school with outstanding qualities, one of which is our excellent Sixth Form. The last few years have seen a multi-million pound investment providing state-of-the-art facilities for the whole school, including the Sixth Form.
What’s on offer?
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum. All students can succeed and excel because of the personalised opportunities which are available. We believe that whatever a student’s aspiration they will be given excellent guidance to make the right choices and succeed at Mayfield School.
In Key Stage 3 students follow the national curriculum. There is an emphasis on developing independent learning skills which can be used across the curriculum in all three key stages. This is further developed in the transition to Key Stage 4 where students are given the opportunity to develop these skills to ensure success in public examinations.
Students are offered a wide range of options in Key Stages 4 and 5 with an emphasis on different pathways, according to the child’s strengths and weaknesses. The pathways for Key Stage 4 include a package of traditional GCSEs and various vocational subjects. In Key Stage 5 we offer the widest possible range of courses so that we can provide for students whose aim is to go to higher or further education but also ensure that we offer courses appropriate to the needs of all students.
Students will be provided with excellent support in enabling them to make the choices which are right for them. OFSTED acknowledged that, “The support and care provided is outstanding”. No matter who the student is, we will strive to meet their needs. We aim to provide a wide variety of opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, with an extensive range of out of school hours activities. Our student voice is taken seriously and any suggestions for improvements or new ideas are readily received.
Mayfield is a listening school and we encourage all our students to talk to the wide variety of adults and older students from within the school. The Form Tutor is responsible for the day to day care of your child and works closely with the Year Group Leader and Assistant Year Group Leader. We believe that education is a partnership and would encourage you to contact us at school with any concerns or suggestions. We welcome regular opportunities to discuss your child’s progress with you.
Visits to the school
We enjoy sharing our school with visitors. If you would like to visit, please contact us to arrange a time for a member of staff to show you around.
Buses: 128, 150 and 364
Trains: Chadwell Heath and Goodmayes Stations nearby
Morning: 8:30-13:05 - Period 1-4
Afternoon: 13.50-14:50 - Period 5