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Millfield, Somerset

School Details
School Crest
United Kingdom,
BA16 0YD

Tel: +44 1458 442291
Fax: +44 1458 447276

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Mr Gavin Horgan, MA (Oxon)

Mr James Postle

Accreditations and affiliations:
HMC, CReSTeD Dyslexia Unit (DU), AGBIS
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
13 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Report from previous school, Scholarship exam, Scholarship or bursary exam, Common Entrance, Visit school, Interview

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Sport, 6th Form, Other scholarships, All-rounder, Financial need, Ballet or dance, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Music, Art, Academic, Senior school entry, Science, Drama, Means tested bursaries

What we offer

  • Government/Politics
  • Classics
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Business studies
  • ICT
  • Ancient Greek
  • German
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • English
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Fitness training
  • Basketball
  • Polo
  • Water sports
  • Athletics
  • Skiing
  • Dance
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Ballet
  • Cycling
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Canoeing
  • Shooting
  • Rock climbing
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

School Video

Head PhotoMillfield is distinctively different. From its foundation in 1935 through to the present day the school has inspired generations of pupils to immerse themselves in The Millfield Way to discover their personal brilliance. Millfield has the resource and attitude to bring together key staff to provide an education and experience that honours the individual child at the centre. This doesn't happen in other schools. Academic study, cultural and sporting endeavours set every pupil on the path to success, going into the world with confidence and maturity to write their own futures, succeeding in all walks of life and supporting those around them.

Sitting at the forefront of our ethos is our belief in the goodness of young people, the importance of curiosity, caring attitudes and a shared mindset connecting pupils, teachers, coaches and parents within the school community; secure in the challenges that Millfield provides:

- A rich learning community where being different and discovering individual brilliance is the norm
- Richness of relationships and recognition of the power of pupil voice to become actively involved in creating connectedness, memories and friendships that can last a lifetime
- Respect for the quiet confidence of those less forthright yet committed to achieve
- Outstanding facilities and small class sizes enable a culture where each pupil is supported and challenged by a community of teachers, coaches and house staff
- Sophisticated use of digital technology for learning where pupils benefit from its use, but equally understand their responsibilities

The school's vision is to be the leading global arena for the development of children, with 1250 pupils aged 13-18, of whom 75 percent are full boarders. Although essentially a rural British school, 20 per cent of Millfield students are international and come from over 70 countries. Set in over 100 acres of grounds, Millfield's size brings great opportunity and the facilities are unmatched in the UK: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, golf courses and equestrian centre; concert hall, theatre, art gallery, music centre, hi-tech chemistry block and outstanding teaching facilities; and the boarding accommodation is amongst the very best in the country.
  • 3rd October 2020 - Open Day
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