School News

CyberFirst girls get cracking

Posted on January 30, 2019

 

Our many Lower 4 (Year 8) coders took part in the initial online round of the CyberFirst Girls Competition, organised by the National Cyber Security Centre, on Thursday 24 January 2019. They cracked challenges in networking, logic and coding, cyber security and cryptography and are aiming to be one of the top ten teams across

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Junior School and Pre-Prep fascinated by Shelterbox assembly

Posted on January 30, 2019

 

According to research one of the five steps to improving mental wellbeing is to give. This is a sentiment that is close to The Maynard heart and, as such, we like to start them young! On Wednesday 23 January 2019 our girls in the Pre-Prep and Junior School enjoyed an extra special assembly led by

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Interview practice for our budding medics

Posted on January 30, 2019

 

The prospective Upper 5 to Upper 6 medics were put through their paces on Tuesday 22 January 2019 when Vicky Downie, an expert from King’s College, London joined us to present a workshop on mini medical interviews. This was a great way for our students to gain valuable ‘inside information’ about how to prepare for

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Sporting fixtures continue in ernest

Posted on January 30, 2019

 

With the mock GCSE and A-level examinations now complete, our sporting timetable has resumed in earnest. Every single Netball team from Year 6 all the way through to the Upper 6 enjoyed some competitive matches during the week beginning Monday 14 January. Of particular note is some outstanding victories over Exeter Cathedral School for our

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The Maynard tops the Performance Tables once again!

Posted on January 25, 2019

 

The Maynard tops the DfE Tables for the fourth consecutive year The Maynard School in Exeter has, once again, consolidated its place as the highest ranking independent school in Devon as well as being at the very top of the leader boards across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset in key areas of the Department for

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Totally heart-warming and fabulous Christmas Show

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

Following weeks of dedicated singing and acting practice, the Junior School girls delivered sparkling performances of their multi-cultural Christmas Show ‘Children of the World’ to packed audiences on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December 2018. The Pre-Prep girls taught us about Christmas customs from countries around the world, while all the girls across the Junior School from Reception to

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Rosie wins National Story Explorers competition

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

Huge congratulations to Rosie Thomson in Year 6 who has scooped the top prize in the National Literacy Trust’s Story Explorers competition. Rosie was one of only 25 pupils in the entire UK to have won a visit to their school from an acclaimed children’s author as part of her prize. Several girls from our

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‘Top of the Bench’ Chemistry Day at the University

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

On Wednesday 12 December, a group of our Senior Students travelled to the University of Exeter to attend the Royal Society of Chemists ‘Top of the Bench’ competition. As Mr MacDonald reports: “It was broken down into three sections; two practical challenges and a multiple choice quiz, all carried out in the science teaching laboratories.

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Young Enterprise achieve successful sales

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

The Lower 6 Young Enterprise team, EverOcean, were in Princesshay, Exeter over the weekend of 7-8 December 2018 selling their re-useable bottles. The team worked together extremely well to organise a great trade stand and sell to the public. They were thrilled to win the Sustainability Award for their product, although the biggest achievement of

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