Millfield is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK, situated in 240 acres of grounds. Millfield has 1250 pupils of which 930 are full boarders and the Prep School has 450 pupils of which 125 are full boarding. Boarding is available from age 7.
Due to its size Millfield is able to offer a diverse range of academic subjects, sports, creative arts and activities, supported by facilities including: Olympic size swimming pool, equestrian and golf centres, music halls, a theatre, art gallery and product design centre.
Millfield is situated in a rural Somerset in the South West England, London is 135 miles away. The nearest international airport is Bristol which is 25 miles away.
A day in the life of….
After breakfast, the day begins at 8.30am for all pupils with registration and a tutorial session with group tutors. There are five lessons per day at senior and eight per day at Prep and at least three times per week pupils are involved in sport. In addition, the Millfield Activity Programme provides a huge choice of activities from Ceramics to Current Affairs. Boarding pupils do their prep and private study until 8.45pm. There are lessons on Saturday mornings and the majority of pupils are involved in sports fixtures in the afternoon. The care of each individual pupil is central to the philosophy of pastoral care at Millfield, small tutor groups provide an environment for all pupils to meet other, seek the guidance and support of their tutor and also experience the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) programme. At senior there are 19 boarding houses and 5 day houses all led by housemasters/mistresses and supported by assistants, matrons and tutors. At Prep boarders live in five homely and spacious houses – three boys’ houses and two girls’ houses.
Millfield’s Boarding Programme is a series of evening activities through the week covering physical and cerebral challenges. Pupils enjoy; swimming, dodge ball, gaming, prep club and many other new areas to them. Millfield ensures that there is always a diverse range of events at the weekends for boarders to enjoy.
Millfield English Language Holiday Courses (MELHC) offer English language tuition together with a full activity, social and cultural programme. The courses are accredited by the British Council and teachers are appropriately trained to teach English as a Foreign Language.
The main focus is delivering an engaging, creative and educational English learning experience; all of the students attending the courses will participate in at least 15 hours of English studies per week. Alongside this two excursions per week are provided, plus a range of sporting and creative activities, extra English options and a social programme for the evenings.
Easter Courses available for 1 or 2 weeks: 1st – 15th April
Summer Courses available in blocks of 2, 3, 4 and 6 weeks: 5th July – 16th August
Residential courses are available in the Easter holidays for students aged 10-17 and the summer holidays for students aged 6-17.
Easter courses-1 week-£1,406
Summer courses-minimum 2 weeks-£2,800
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