About The Junior School

The Maynard Junior School
For girls aged 7 – 11 (Years 3-6)


As soon as you cross the threshold you will notice that the atmosphere here is different from other types of school that you will have visited.


You will notice the warmth of the welcome and the enthusiasm of our students to engage with you. You will notice the atmosphere of enjoyment as well as diligence in the classrooms. You will notice the sense of inclusion and compassion that underlies all that we do. You will notice that our students are still playing as children, free from the pressure to conform to stereotypes as can happen elsewhere.

Should you choose our school for your daughter, you will soon notice the difference that a girls-only education can provide. We believe that instilling confidence is at the core of all that we do and that self-esteem in young girls can be fragile and needs to be nurtured. Praise, reassurance, the celebration of ourselves, our wider contribution and our varied achievements, as well as learning resilience, all go together to help confidence to blossom. We are a small school where every child’s individuality and unique talents can shine through and where the other girls here are right behind you all the way!

The Maynard Junior School is an especially happy school where the pupils bound in each morning and are reluctantly extracted at the end of the school day, as you would hope as a parent of a 7 to 11-year old daughter. Equally important, we are a school that provides rigour and challenge for all of our students, where the expectation is high. As such, we aim to deliver lessons which stimulate curiosity and encourage a love of learning which stays with each pupil throughout the Junior School, into the Senior School and beyond.

Mr Steve Smerdon, Head of the Junior School