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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Sports results week ending 7 November 2021

November 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Sports results week ending 7 November 2021

WATERPOLO 5/6 November: Merrifield waterpolo players took part in the Peter Cuff Shield Tournament that took place over the weekend. Results: Boys: U14 vs Selborne U14B won 7-3; vs HPPS U13 won 11-1; vs Hudson [...]

Sports results week ending 24 October 2021

October 25th, 2021|Comments Off on Sports results week ending 24 October 2021

PUBLIC SPEAKING Merrifield College students Inga Wait and Joanne Joseph excelled in the recent SACEE public speaking competition, with Inga coming first and Joanne placing third in the Grade 10-11 section. DANCING Merrifield College Grade [...]

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 [...]


Merrifield Prep Interhouse Athletics

November 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Merrifield Prep Interhouse Athletics

Despite blustery and cold conditions, Merrifield Prep students enjoyed a successful Interhouse Athletics day on the school’s Northern Campus Sports Precinct and Astro on 27 October. Congratulations to all the winners, all who participated, [...]

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. [...]


Gold and Bronze for College Marimba Band

November 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Gold and Bronze for College Marimba Band

Congratulations to the Merrifield College Marimba band who took part in the virtual International Marimba and Steelpan Festival on Saturday 20 November. The band placed 1st for “Battle of the Bands”, and 3rd place [...]

Piano Trio take the Gold

November 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Piano Trio take the Gold

Congratulations to Merrifield College pianists, from left to right, Inathi Carlson, Matthew Malan and Noah Ciganek who won the Adri Samuels Memorial Award Medals for Best Senior Piano Ensemble, playing Riverdancing by Pam Wedgwood at [...]

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