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.
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