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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Swim Success at last local gala

March 1st, 2021|Comments Off on Swim Success at last local gala

The last East London gala of the 20/21 Swim season was held at the Clarendon Prep Pool Complex on Saturday 27 February.   Our Merrifield swimmers - Samantha Mouton, Andrew and Shaun Barnard, Bryce Buret, [...]

Medals for Merrifield Swimmers at USC Gala

February 16th, 2021|Comments Off on Medals for Merrifield Swimmers at USC Gala

The Annual USC Short Course gala took place at the Clarendon Pool complex on Sat 6 February. Merrifield swimmers did very well and took home a total of 7 Gold, 10 Silver and 7 Bronze [...]

Great Tennis from Devina in Free State

February 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Great Tennis from Devina in Free State

At the recent Pro Kennex Mini 1 Free State tournament Merrifield Grade 11 student Devina Pillay finished ninth overall in the Women’s Open section. Results: First match: Lost 6/2 7/6 ; Second match: 6/1 6/1 Won; Third match: 6/2 [...]

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 [...]


Generous donation to CHOC

February 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Generous donation to CHOC

Merrifield students were ecstatic to hand over a massive donation to CHOC recently. Thank you to all our Merrifield students and family who gave so generously to such a worthy cause. Merrifield is proud to [...]

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.


Fantastic IEB results for Class of 2020

February 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Fantastic IEB results for Class of 2020

Merrifield College is very proud of the IEB NSC results of its 2020 Grade 12 Class. The school has once again achieved a 100% pass rate and also a 100 % Bachelor Degree pass rate. [...]

Drama Star Shines On

February 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Drama Star Shines On

Congratulations to Merrifield Grade 11 student Kubechosi Mazizi who qualified for the Talent America International Championships Virtual Round through Talent America, producing an excellent set of results again. In her category Kubechosi achieved the following: [...]

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