INNOVATION | DIVERSITY | EXCELLENCE

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 is a day school with no boarding facilities.

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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Preppies Cyclists Succeed!

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Preppies Cyclists Succeed!

Merrifield preppies cyclists participated in the Spur off road inter-schools cycle race on Sunday at Three Silos. We are very proud of the following children who participated in various distances according to their age [...]

Merrifield Surfers dominate in JBay

October 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Surfers dominate in JBay

Congratulations to the following Merrifield surfers who represented the Buffalo City Junior team surfing in the 2021 SA Champs at Jeffreys Bay from 1-5 October: U12 Boys: Malachi Wolmarans; U14 Boys: David Emslie; U16 [...]

Badminton wins for Amy Swart

September 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Badminton wins for Amy Swart

Congratulations to Merrifield College student Amy Swart who recently took part in the U19 Badminton Championships. She won the mixed doubles, girls doubles and girls singles titles. This past weekend she participated in the Senior [...]

Tennis champ wins again

September 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Tennis champ wins again

Merrifield College student Devina Pillay won the TSA Eastern Cape Miniseries 3 in straight sets, after beating Erin Peters 6-2,6-2 from Clarendon in the finals on 11 September. Well done!

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Valedictory and College Prizegiving

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Valedictory and College Prizegiving

Once again, the impact of Covid left Merrifield having to be creative in our approach to Valedictory. We desperately wanted the occasion to be as special as possible for the Matric class of 2021 [...]

President’s Award weekend a success

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on President’s Award weekend a success

On the weekend of 16/17 October, a group of 22 Merrifield students, new recruits of the Award scheme, went on the Adventurous Journey as part of the President’s Award.  There were 11 students Gr9s [...]

Prep celebrates Heritage Day

September 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Prep celebrates Heritage Day

Merrifield Prep School students and some staff celebrated ahead of Heritage Day by coming to school reflecting their roots in what they wore to school on Friday, 10 September. [...]

Founders Day – Merrifield is 24 Years Old!

August 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Founders Day – Merrifield is 24 Years Old!

Merrifield Preppies celebrated Merrifield's 24th Birthday on Friday 27 August. Celebrations included an address from Prep Head, Debbie Lacy; a blessing by deputy head, Di Bosse; isiXhosa - and English poems from Grade 7 [...]

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Preppie Achieves Top Cub Accolade

October 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Preppie Achieves Top Cub Accolade

Congratulations to Merrifield Prep School Grade 5 student Oliver (Ollie) Hobson who has achieved his Leaping Wolf qualification at Cubs. There are three wolf badges that a Cub may earn - Silver, Gold and [...]

Merrifield Chess is top team in Buffalo City

October 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Chess is top team in Buffalo City

Congratulations to four Merrifield College Chess players (from left to right, Nathan Sparg, Karl Walker, Priven Govender and Jeshin Seeraj) who took part in the Buffalo City League at the end of last term and [...]

Merrifield results, week ending 19 September 2021

September 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield results, week ending 19 September 2021

DEBATING Congratulations to Merrifield College students Mbutho Mavuso and Joanne Joseph (Senior), Allyssa Joseph, Georgina Waechter and Grace Rance (Junior) who have been selected to the EC Senior Debating trial squad. NETBALL 16 September: [...]

Congrats to Merrifield’s Chess Champ

September 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Congrats to Merrifield’s Chess Champ

Congratulations to Merrifield College student Nathan Sparg who has ranked top in the Buffalo City Trials which took place recently. This means the Grade 10 student will be participating in the Junior Championships which will [...]

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