A tall creature, with bulging biceps, was painstakingly entering names in an old book then stepping aside to allow the creatures to enter. As the door creaked open, bloodcurdling screams, groans and demonic laughter spilled out. From the inky darkness within, a bony hand reached out and pulled the next victim inside to meet their fate. As the sound of their terror rose to a crescendo, the door slammed shut. But still they came and joined the queue to enter the house of horror. As darkness fell, flaming torches cast eerie shadows over the graveyard below. A dead tree stood like a sentinel over the tombs and the grim reaper beckoned with a bony finger, but still they came.
As though under a spell, the creatures stood entranced until their time came, then some went bravely and alone, some hesitated then entered slowly, with trepidation, whilst some clutched at their friends and shook with terror but they all had to pass through the huge oak doors and into the ominous darkness beyond.
Primary pupils had their own fancy dress party in the afternoon with cakes and jellies and fun and games. The incredible outfits, masks and face-paints, made it difficult to tell who was who. Amongst the vampires, ghouls, witches, devils, zombies and other hideous creatures, there were some extremely beautiful princesses.
Mayfair Academy is a private International School for students from the age of four (Reception Class) through Primary and Secondary to Year 13 (Upper Sixth Form). From year 10, students have a choice of curriculums, which are either solely Academic or Sports orientated. Mayfair Academy has a high success rate with 90% of Sixth Formers securing University places. A 2006 entrant to Essex University has just achieved 97% in his first year exams and has been awarded top student of his year.