Jessica Rhodes

Jessica Rhodes (Web)Jess left Mayfield in 2014 and has always been remembered for her honesty and independent mind. At the end of Year 13 Jess achieved Triple Distinction for her BTEC Sports and Exercise Science (DDD).

In the summer of 2014, Jess joined Camp Equinunk and Blue Ridge in the United States of America as a lifeguard and swimming teacher. This opportunity allowed Jess to travel New York, San Francisco, Santa Barbra, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, LA, Vegas, San Diego, then back to NY - all in one summer! 

On returning to the UK Jess had secured her place at the University of Bath, ranked as the sixth university in the country for Sport & Social Sciences.

In the summer of 2015 Jess moved to Karen, in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked for the Kenyan School of Swimming. Here Jess had the opportunity to coach a squad of elite swimmers, including x2 junior common wealth athletes that are now swimming nationally for Britain! In September 2015 Jess returned to University to complete her second year.  

Read more of Jessica's incredibly adventurous story here.

Abbas Khabaz

Abbas Khabaz (Web)Head Boy at Mayfield in 2016/17, Abbas successfully completed his GCSEs and A levels in Business Studies, Economics and Computing at Mayfield School. In the summer of Year 12 Abbas was successfully part of the Smart Futures Programme at EY, where he was able to gain an insight into the world of Investment, Banking and Risk Management.

Abbas is not only an inspiration to many students as the first Mayfield student to successfully join EY on the Apprenticeship Programme but he is also an extremely diligent, motivated and focused young man. Abbas is currently in his second year at Ernest & Young as a Senior Associate.


Ali Uppal (Web)Ali Uppal

Ali Uppal left Mayfield Sixth Form in 2009 and is currently a PhD Student at the University of California San Diego

Ali graduated from the London School of Economics in 2012 and went on to work at HM Treasury.  Ali spent the summer of 2015 working at the Bank of England as a Senior Economist before working at the International Monetary Fund as part of the Fund Internship Programme in 2016. Ali then went back to HM Treasury ahead of his move to the United States to complete his PhD that year.

Ali is extremely hard working, kind and a resilient young man. He was instrumental in the school's recent hosting of Sir Dave Ramsden, the current Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking.

Arjun Kharpal 

Arjun Kharpal (Web)Head Boy at Mayfield in 2008 Arjun successfully completed his GCSEs and A levels in English Literature, Biology, and History. Arjun graduated from the University of York in 2012 with a degree in English Literature and then completed his Masters in Journalism at City University

Arjun's pure dedication to his passion for Journalism has allowed him to make a success of every opportunity given to him. Arjun is currently the Senior Correspondent at CNBC, leading coverage from CNBC's brand new bureau in Guangzhou, China, focusing on the fast-paced development of technology in the world's second-largest economy. 

One of his most interesting interviews was with the CEO of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, which can be seen below.

Huawei: The CNBC Conversation With Ren

Aminah Ali

Aminah Ali (Web)Aminah left Mayfield at the end of Year 11 to pursue her Post-16 education elsewhere, however, we are very lucky that Aminah is still in touch with us. 

Aminah is currently in her final year studying Fashion Accessories and Product Design at the London College of Fashion. In the summer of 2019 Aminah was on Chair on a panel for Fashion Focus: a talk on Religion in Fashion at the London College of Fashion. The panel discussed religion and modesty in fashion, which explored how the Muslim faith is represented in all areas of fashion from modelling and representation, to the rise of ‘Modest Fashion’, and opportunities for designers of the Muslim Faith. 

Aminah Ali is the Chair and Creative Director as well as founder of ‘Redefining Concepts’ collective. She has recently been featured in an advertising campaign for Adidas, which can be seen below. 

adidas London - Aminah Ali

Raj Gill

Raj Gill (Web)Raj left Mayfield in 2015 once he had successfully completed his A levels in Maths, Physics and Economics. Raj successfully graduated from the University of Leeds in the Summer of 2019 having completed his degree in Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies.

Raj always shared his passion for wanting to become a pilot one day, and we are so proud to see him well on his way to achieve his dreams. It is through pure belief, hard work, and dedication that Raj has made achieving his aspirations possible!

Having completed university, Raj received his commercial association with various airlines such as Ryanair and British Airways. Raj has completed over 100 hours as a private pilot. He will complete his commercial pilot training by the end of summer 2020 and work for a respective airline as a First Officer working towards becoming Captain.

Sukhneet Bhatia

Sukhneet Bhatia (Web)Sukhneet Kaur Bhatia was Head Girl at Mayfield from 2014 to 2015. Sukhneet is an intelligent, hard working, and independent young lady, who transitioned from a shy young girl at school to a mature, kind, and aspiring independent young woman working in the world of competitive Banking and Finance.

Sukhneet successfully completed her A levels in English Literature, Mathematics, and Psychology. Sukhneet also completed AS levels in Biology and Geography. Sukhneet completed her BSc in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and is now a Risk Analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

We are very proud of Sukhneet and this is just the beginning to a very successful career ahead.

Natalie Browne

Natalie Browne (Web)Natalie Browne left Mayfield in 2006. Natalie graduated from the University of Bedfordshire studying Marketing. 

Natalie is currently working for a packaging company called Burgopak and is a Project Manager creating packaging solutions for companies all over the world.

As many of Burgopak's clients are global, travelling is an essential part of Natalie's work in order to win large projects and gain new opportunities. While at Mayfield Natalie also visited Kenya with the school, which was a memorable part of Year 13. Natalie is also very fondly remembered for her excellent sense of humour and style. 

Jinder Bhatti

Jinder Bhatti (Web)Jinder left Mayfield Having completed A levels in English Literature, Law, Business Studies, and Punjabi. Jinder Graduated from DeMonfort University in Leicester as a Business and Management  graduate, completing a one year work placement in a Marketing Firm.

Currently, Jinder is self employed as a Consultant working with businesses in and around London majoring in Business Processes and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). 

Alongside owing her own business, Jinder is also a qualified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher. While at Mayfield Jinder also visited Kenya with the school which was a memorable part of Year 13, Jinder is a resilient, ambitious and hard working young lady. 

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17th Mar

Updates for Schools & Coronavirus

Updated guidance for education settings on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions. What you need to know: staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal.   if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home.   clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products.   supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues. The updated guidance can be found here: ( Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England. The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group. Recording school pupil absences Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance. If a pupil does not attend school, despite the school operating as usual and the pupil is not self-isolating, they should be marked as absent. It is for headteachers to determine whether or not the absence is authorised depending on the individual circumstances. Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance. Handwashing advice The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. Watch this short NHS film for guidance: ( Department for Education coronavirus helpline The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday) Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends. If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline. Where to find the latest information Updates on COVID-19: ( Guidance for educational settings: Guidance for social or community care and residential settings: Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: Educational resources: Latest Department for Education information: Please keep your GIAS school contacts up to date If you work in a school, please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS). To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, “Sign in” using your “DfE Sign-in” credentials and select GIAS from your available services here: (  
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