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Millfield Preparatory School

Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset, England BA6 8LD

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 13
Annual Day Fees *11475 to 19845
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *30255 to 30255
* Currency:

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
175Day154
70Full Boarding63
0Weekly Boarding0
245Total217

Number of Staff

Full-time: 64
Part-time: 22

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Shirley Shayler


Millfield Prep was founded in 1946. It shares the aims and ethos of the senior school although it enjoys its own extensive self-contained site near Glastonbury. The school aims to develop the individual abilities and talents of each boy or girl and the group tutor system and boarding houseparents help to keep this goal always in sight. Small teaching groups, separate boarding houses and excellent staff:pupil ratio all ensure that no child is lost among large numbers. There is an exceptionally wide range of activities available and facilities are superb. There are many opportunities for both individual sports and team games, and the school competes in regional and national competitions in many of these. New buildings in the last few years include two boarding houses, a riding school, a sports hall and an assembly hall.

Most pupils transfer to Millfield at the age of 13. Entry to Millfield Prep is at any age from 7-13, and, for older children, is based on interview, assessment and a report from the present school. There is also a Pre-Prep department for pupils aged 2-7. A number of Scholarships are awarded each year.

What we offer

  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD
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Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Common Entrance
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Bursaries
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Art
  • Music
  • All-rounder
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Sport

Curriculum and Exams:

    Religious Affiliation:

    • Inter-denominational


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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