The Maynard School

Exeter, Devon

An academically selective school, our students achieve outstanding public examination results year-on-year and league tables consistently place us as one of the highest performing schools in the South West. Girls and boys learn differently and we are experts in educating girls; our long history is testament to our ability to bring out the best in each and every one of them


At The Maynard we believe that happiness is as important as outstanding results, and from the moment you walk through the door you can sense the warm, friendly atmosphere and witness the girls’ genuine enjoyment of and enthusiasm for learning. Our outstanding pastoral care and our team of dedicated, talented teachers mean that we can help each student to develop in her own way. Enjoyment of school is paramount, as happy students achieve great things both in and out of the classroom. Each individual is supported in whatever she wants to do, and in turn Maynard girls support each other and develop great friendships which last a lifetime. As well as having impressive exam results, students leave the school as confident, adaptable and independent young women, with a spirit of adventure and a desire to succeed.


The Maynard School is located in central Exeter with excellent transport links. Our school day runs from 8.40am – 3.55pm and we offer excellent wraparound care for all students from 8am to 5.30pm at no additional charge. We offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities which take place mainly during the extended lunch break, providing an important dimension to girls’ lives.


Location  Exeter (Central)
School Status Independent
Headmaster Ms S. Dunn
Available Courses A levels
Accommodation Homestay (arranged via Gateway )
% of International students 1-2%
Student Enrolment 361
Senior school 280
Sixth Form 75
Facilities Sixth Form Centre, Sports Hall, games fields etc…
Features Academically outstanding, pastorally friendly and supportive, a bespoke schooling experience due to our smaller class sizes
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Academic achievements 29th in the country 2016 at A level. 100% into first choice university.
University destinations A2 pass rate                                        100%

Percentage of A* Grades                                 38%

Percentage of A* & A Grades                          74%

Percentage of A*, A & B Grades                      91%

Upper Sixth Students have performed exceptionally this year, with over half of all students gaining all A* and A grades, excelling across the board.

The Maynard is delighted that most students have gained a place at their first choice of university, with 86% going on to study at Russell Group Universities including Cambridge, Bristol, Birmingham, Durham, UCL, Liverpool and Leeds.

Maynard girls have gained university places in a diverse range of courses including Accounting, Classics, Economics, English, Engineering, Fashion, Land Management, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology; seven students have gaining places to study Medicine and Veterinary Science.


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