The Maynard School

Welcome to The Maynard School!

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 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 non-denominational 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.

Mrs Liz Gregory, Head


  • Head Mrs Liz Gregory
  • Mrs Liz Gregory
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2022 - August 2023
  • Prep/Junior School
    • Pre-prep/Junior - £2,446 - £4,272 per term
  • Senior School
    • £5,106 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £5,106 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2022 - August 2023
    • Prep/Junior School
      • Pre-prep/Junior - £2,446 - £4,272 per term
    • Senior School
      • £5,106 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £5,106 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

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.

Means-Tested Support
If your daughter would benefit from the educational experience at the Maynard School, but your family is not in a position to cover the full fees, she may well be eligible for a means-tested bursary. A bursary is calculated by the Finance Office and can account for up to a 45% reduction in fees according to parental income, but as a general guide, a family with a combined income of over £50,000 is unlikely to be considered. Applicants will be asked to submit evidence of income and other financial information. This will be reviewed annually and continue through your daughter’s time at the school, including the Sixth Form.

Maynard Awards
The Maynard Award Programme is an initiative which mirrors the strong ethos of The Maynard School – that an excellent education should be accessible to the most talented and gifted girls, regardless of household income. A Maynard Award offers the opportunity for successful applicants to join the school at a significantly discounted rate. For more information on our Maynard Awards, please email [email protected]

At The Maynard School we offer a range of Scholarships to reflect academic, sporting, musical or creative talent. These are worth 10% of tuition fees.

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. Scholarships are conditional upon the recipient’s active and full participation in appropriate academic, sporting, musical or creative activities at the school.

11+ and 13+ Scholarships
Selection for an 11+ or 13+ Academic Scholarship will be purely based on the Entrance Assessment.
Further 11+ and 13+ Scholarships are available to external candidates for Sport, Music, Drama and Art.

For Sport, Music, Drama and Art, selection will be based on an interview and, where relevant, an audition. Candidates are encouraged to put together a portfolio to illustrate their achievements to date.

Sixth Form Scholarships
16+ Scholarships are available to Internal & External Candidates for the following: Academic, Sport, Music (Walter Daw), Art, Drama

Scholars also have the opportunity to apply for additional funding of up to £150 pa.

13+ Internal Exhibitions
We offer 13+ Exhibition Awards to any current student in the Lower 4 (Year 8) who has shown particular talent and commitment in Sport, Drama or Music. Exhibitions will take effect from the beginning of the Upper 4 academic year. The Exhibitions will be valid until the end of the Sixth Form (Year 13).

Please contact our Admissions Department on [email protected] or 01392 355998 for more information and application forms.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships


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