The Maynard School
The Maynard is a name synonymous with academic excellence and year-on-year, our students achieve outstanding results at A-level & GCSE. However, a Maynard education isn’t just about academic achievement. It is about so much more and we are proud of our stimulating environment, of our inspirational teachers and our family feel. But we take the greatest pride in our happy, ambitious and successful students – from the girls in Reception right through to the young adults at the top of the school.
Miss Sarah Dunn (Headmistress)
Religious affiliation: Non-denominational
Day/boarding type: Day
Gender profile: Girls only
The Maynard School fees:
Day fees per term:
£2,095 to £4,416
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
878 / 6034
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 4 to 18 (418)
Sixth form: (107)
Set in a leafy area of central Exeter in Devon, we are the leading independent day school for girls aged 4 -18 (Reception – Year 13) in the South West.
Steeped in a rich history dating back to 1658, The Maynard today is so much more than a top academic school. Over the years we have built an outstanding reputation for excellence in the Arts, Music and Sport whilst our pastoral care is widely regarded as second to none.
We are a School where happy girls carve for themselves successful futures, create everlasting friendships and enduring childhood memories.
As one of the oldest girls’ schools in the country, we pride ourselves on being experts in educating girls. Statistically it is a proven fact that girls in single-sex schools outperform their peers and the Maynard’s long history is testament to this success.
We are an academically selective school and our students achieve outstanding public examination results year-on-year. League tables consistently place us as one of the highest performing schools in the South West.
However, a Maynard education isn’t just about academic achievement. It is about so much more; we boast numerous individual and team champions in the sporting arena with access to some of the best facilities available; we celebrate our femininity and are proud to offer Food & Nutrition and Textiles & Fashion classes as a life-skill; we are one of the highest achieving schools for music and drama in the county; we relish our timetable packed with trips and workshops to be enjoyed by the whole school. But we take our greatest pride from the happy, ambitious and successful students with whom we have the pleasure to work with each day!
At its core, The Maynard is a school that has deep rooted values and a clear moral purpose. We hope that when your daughter departs for the next stage in her life, she will take with her lasting friendships, have fostered a passion for life as well as learning and own the confidence to take on every new adventure.
Fees assistance at The Maynard School takes two forms: Means-tested Bursaries, based on parental income, and Awards or Scholarships which are awarded to girls who are academically exceptional, have particular talents in Music, Sport, Art or Performing Arts, or are all-rounders who contribute significantly to school life.
At The Maynard School we offer a range of Scholarships to reflect academic, sporting, musical or creative talent. Scholarships are awarded annually to talented girls who will make an outstanding contribution to the school at Upper 3 (Year 7), Upper 4 (Year 9) and Lower 6.
Maynard Awards offer significant discounts on school fees and are available to girls interested in joining Upper 3 (Year 7) or Lower 6 (Year 12) each September. They combine a scholarship awarded at the discretion of the Headmistress – primarily for academic ability but enhanced due to sporting, musical or creative talent – with a means-tested bursary, based on total family income. For girls interested in joining the Sixth Form, we offer three free places into our Lower 6 (Year 12) each year.
Scholarships & Bursaries offered
- Academic scholarships
- All Rounder awards
- Art scholarships
- Drama scholarships
- Music scholarships
- Science/Technology scholarships
- Sport scholarships
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sibling discounts
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies