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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Dancing and Stage success

December 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on Dancing and Stage success

Merrifield’s talented dancers and actors have been busy. Grade 5 student Hlonela Mrwetyana performed (acting, dancing & modelling) at The International ARTS Talent Showcase on 31 October in Johannesburg and received callbacks on all her [...]

Merrifield Waterpolo Coach heading to Olympics with SA Men’s side

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Merrifield Waterpolo Coach heading to Olympics with SA Men’s side

Merrifield College Head of Waterpolo Luvuyo-Takalani Rubushe has been selected as the National Senior Men’s assistant Coach for the South African team that will head to the Olympics next year. The national sides head to [...]

College Tennis Stars

August 24th, 2020|Comments Off on College Tennis Stars

Congratulations to Merrifield College students Devina Pillay and Keelan Hartley who participated successfully in the Buffalo City Tennis Mini-series tournament over the last weekend. Devina won the open women’s section and Keelan finished third in [...]


College Valedictory & Prizegiving

October 16th, 2020|Comments Off on College Valedictory & Prizegiving

Merrifield College bade farewell to the Class of 2020 today. We celebrated their achievements with them in our school hall, while proud parents, staff and students watched via live streaming in various venues around the [...]

Slipper Day fun

August 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Slipper Day fun

Merrifield Prep students enjoyed toasty toes in their cozy footwear as part of Slipper Day efforts to raise funds towards the "Reach for a Dream" Foundation.

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.  


Grade 12 student makes SA Debating team

January 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Grade 12 student makes SA Debating team

Merrifield College 12 student Pooja Vijay has been selected to represent South Africa as part of the SA Debating team. Pooja, who is also the current Merrifield SRC Head, recently attended the South African schools [...]

Merrifield is Open (Online and Offcampus) #Covidsafe

January 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield is Open (Online and Offcampus) #Covidsafe

In line with government regulations and according to strict adherence to Covid19 safety protocal, Merrifield has opened for students with online and off campus teaching. Staff are at work and the office is open.

Important notice: KFC Merrifield Mile Cancelled

January 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Important notice: KFC Merrifield Mile Cancelled

KFC Merrifield Mile 2021 Cancellation Notice After much careful consideration, the organisers of the KFC Merrifield Mile have regretfully decided to cancel the event for 2021 due to current Covid-19 restrictions. Under present Level 3 [...]

Gorgeous Ballet on Merrifield Astro #Covid19

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Gorgeous Ballet on Merrifield Astro #Covid19

2020 has taught us many lessons, one of which has certainly been the ability to be flexible and resourceful. With the rising numbers of Covid infections in our city, Christian Dance Academy’s teachers and dancers [...]

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