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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Sport@Merrifield

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!

Merrifield results week ending 12 September

September 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield results week ending 12 September

Merrifield Results ELFEST Merrifield College students took part in ELFEST and achieved incredible results. Collectively, 1 Bronze, 17 Silvers, 26 Golds, 19 Gold+ and 8 Gold ++ were achieved among this talented group. Congratulations! [...]

Merrifield Gymnasts to Compete at Nationals

September 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Gymnasts to Compete at Nationals

Congratulations to Merrifield College gymnasts Lienka Evans and Erin Murphy who have qualified to represent the Eastern Cape at Nationals in Pretoria in October. At a Gqeberha competition over the weekend, in the 13-17 year [...]

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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 [...]

Mandela Day gifts for Health Workers

July 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Mandela Day gifts for Health Workers

As part of Mandela Day on 18 July, Merrifield contributed to over 100 care packages for our healthcare workers. They included personal notes of thanks from our Preppies, for all that they are doing for [...]

Merrifield hosts successful World Scholars Cup

May 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield hosts successful World Scholars Cup

Over the weekend of the 1 and 2 May Merrifield College hosted the World Scholars Cup. It was the first time the tournament has been hosted since the start of Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. [...]

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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 [...]

Merrifield Intermediate Phase Public Speakers Shine

September 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Intermediate Phase Public Speakers Shine

The Merrifield Prep School Intermediate Phase Public Speaking Competition took place on Friday, 3 September, at the school's Drama theatre. Results: Grade 4 winner: Gabriella Stephen (The rights that animals should have) Grade 5 [...]

Shakespeare in Action

August 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Shakespeare in Action

Merrifield Grade 10s enjoyed the morning with Brian Hiles as he led them deeper into the world of “Romeo & Juliet” and William Shakespeare. Thank you, Brian! [...]

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