About The Maynard School
The Maynard is a selective independent day school in Exeter, for girls aged 7 – 18. We are the third oldest girls’ school in the country, founded in 1658 by Sir John Maynard. 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.
You may have heard about the excellent academic results achieved at The Maynard: In 2012 league tables placed the school as the highest achieving independent girls school in Devon and Cornwall. The girls thrive in the school’s purposeful atmosphere where success comes through a sense of motivation and a determination to do well. Dedicated, talented teachers support and encourage each individual girl to exceed her expectations, in whatever context — from concert platform or playing field to the classroom.
Although Maynard girls work hard, they have a lot of fun doing it! At the heart of our community is a caring, friendly environment to support girls’ personal and social development. 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. Students leave the school as confident, adaptable and independent young women, with a spirit of adventure and a desire to succeed.
Life at The Maynard is brimming with possibilities!