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Street, Somerset, England BA16 0YD
Tel: +44 (0)1458 442291

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 13 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Millfield is distinctively different. The school has inspired generations of students to immerse themselves in The Millfield Way to discover their personal brilliance.

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Word From The Head

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From Gavin Horgan, Head

Millfield is distinctively different. From its foundation in 1935 through to the present day the school has inspired generations of students 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 student 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 students, 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 student is supported and challenged by a community of teachers, coaches and house staff
- Sophisticated use of digital technology for learning where students 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 1320 students 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.

Open Days, Visits & Events

05-10-2024 - Open Day

Visit the Somerset campus, hear from Headmaster Gavin Horgan, meet teachers and coaches and discover more about life at Millfield.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • SATs (US) - Stanford Achievement Tests
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Common Entrance
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Art
  • Dance or Ballet
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Science
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Inter-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range13 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£31095 to £31095
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£47775 to £47775
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£47775 to £47775
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    580Full Boarding381
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 171
    Part-time: 18

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    The Good Schools Guide

    Outside the classroom, there’s everything a young person could possibly want to do – and then some more  

    Stefan Carlin - Parent

    The Millfield support is beyond anything we have experienced elsewhere and the professionalism and level of all staff is exceptional. Millfield for us as parents has been a great experience and we wholeheartedly recommend the school.