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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:
AGBIS, HMC, CReSTeD Dyslexia Unit (DU)
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:

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

Scholarships & Bursaries:

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

What we offer

  • Government/Politics
  • Classics
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Media/Film studies
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Greek
  • Ancient Greek
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Martial arts
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Cross-country
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Polo
  • Athletics
  • Fitness training
  • Water sports
  • Basketball
  • Shooting
  • Sailing
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Horse riding and management
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Yoga
  • Language club
  • Rock climbing
  • Chess
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • 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 PhotoThe Millfield story bears testament to this ethos. Established in 1935 by 'Boss' Meyer with six princes from India, the school has evolved to become one of the largest co-educational boarding and day schools in the UK with over 1200 pupils, 75% of whom are full boarders. To achieve this growth - from a small rural school to an international, multi-faith school welcoming young people from all backgrounds and over 65 nationalities - took vision, determination and positivity. These are characteristics we continue to nurture and encourage in our pupils.

We know that size brings opportunity. Quite simply, the breadth and depth of our offer is unmatched anywhere else in the UK: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, golf course and equestrian centre; a wonderful concert hall, theatre, art gallery and music centre; a spacious dining room and hi-tech chemistry block. From theatre, art and fashion to business, sport and science, we enable our pupils to follow their passions, all supported by expert teaching.

We may be one of the bigger independent schools, but we never lose sight of each individual. We have carefully structured Millfield to make sure it is friendly, approachable and focused on the unique needs of every pupil. Once your child has found their passion, we tailor an education programme that is right for them. With a ratio of 1 staff member to every 6.5 children, each individual pupil has the support they need, wherever their talents may lie.

We are proud to be an innovator and are always refining how to offer an exceptional, fully rounded education. In many respects, we are continually learning ourselves, drawing inspiration and ideas from other fields of expertise to prepare our pupils for the future. Examples of this include the launch of Nine at Millfield, a dynamic and diverse programme designed to help 13-14 year olds flourish, and the use of pupil iPads to promote digital learning.
  • 5th October 2019 - Open Day
  • 29th February 2020 - Open Day
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