Merrifield Preparatory School and College, rooted in the Eastern Cape, prides itself on not only producing future-proof, aware and resilient students, but also on growing and nurturing each individual while at a formative stage of their development. With over 700 students enrolled currently at the East London campus, from Grade 000 to Grade 12, Merrifield has grown from strength to strength since 1997 when founding parents envisioned the school as a leading light in independent education in the province. Merrifield Matric students over the years have achieved 100% pass rate and over 90% exemption rate in the IEB examinations. It is not only academic excellence that is held in high esteem at Merrifield. Teamwork and camaraderie within the student body is balanced against individual excellence and achievement within the Sport, Cultural and Academic programmes offered. There is a delicate balance to be struck between nurturing each individual student and encouraging leadership and independence. At Merrifield, staff and parents work together to achieve this in the raising and encouraging of our students, each of whom matter, and all of whom are cared for and urged to reach their own potentials.

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Congrats to Josh Emslie

July 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Congrats to Josh Emslie

Belated congratulations to Merrifield's very own swimming champ, and co-head of the SRC, Joshua Emslie, for his selection in June to the SA Senior Youth swimming squad. Unfortunately training and travelling has been severely constrained [...]

Fitness continues in #lockdown

May 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Fitness continues in #lockdown

The Merrifield College hockey teams and coaches have been following a fitness program for the past 6 weeks set out by Mr Buckley. Last week they completed a full fitness test where they had to [...]

Hockey news: Greg Beling and Tony Godding Festival

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Hockey news: Greg Beling and Tony Godding Festival

Tony Godding and Greg Beling Hockey Festivals Merrifield College Boys and Girls 1st Hockey Teams participated in a weekend of fixtures against top teams from around the country at the end of term one. It [...]

Girls Tennis is Tops

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Girls Tennis is Tops

Brilliantly served! Well done to the Merrifield College Tennis Girls A Open Team for ending the season unbeaten with a win at the end of term 1 over Kingsridge, 5-0. Playing in the Senior A [...]


Mandela Day 2020

July 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Mandela Day 2020

Merrifield Prep School and College celebrated the vision of former President Nelson Mandela in the week leading up to Mandela Day on 18 July.  

Funky Sock Friday for Prep

April 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Funky Sock Friday for Prep

FUNKY SOCK FRIDAY is coming to the Prep.... check out the cool, crazy , funky Merrifield socks that you can purchase (when we back at school )and wear them to school every Friday! We would [...]

Eco Fashion Show with a Heart for Rhinos

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Eco Fashion Show with a Heart for Rhinos

The annual Merrifield College Eco-Fashion show was a roaring success, held on Thursday 12 March at the school hall. In addition to showcasing Grade 10 eco-fashion designs, the evening’s proceedings all went to the Kariega [...]


Talent Africa Success for Grade 10 student

August 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Talent Africa Success for Grade 10 student

Congratulations to Merrifield Grade 10 student Kubechosi Mazizi for her outstanding achievements at the national round of the 2020 Talent Africa competition. Kubechosi received gold for all 7 items that she entered and she qualified [...]

Well done to our Prep Achievers

July 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Well done to our Prep Achievers

We are very proud of our top achiever in the 2019 Grade 3 IBT assessment. Nathan Glasby achieved a high distinction in Maths (placed in the top 5 % of all students who wrote the [...]

Funky Socks Friday Fun!

July 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Funky Socks Friday Fun!

Starting the weekend off with a bit of a song and dance, Merrifield Prep School students jived on the netball court this morning with their Funky Socks #FunkySocksFriday #Merrifield

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