Millfield School

Millfield School

Day Full Boarding Somerset

Millfield School is a centre of excellence for academic study, sport and the Arts that believes in providing a fully rounded education for our students. By providing young people with diverse experiences and opportunities, we not only help build their confidence and maturity, but enable them to grow into thoughtful, flexible and resilient young adults capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century. We believe that every child has the right to achieve their potential. That’s why we work hard to create a learning and social environment in which they are supported to overcome their weaknesses, encouraged to make the most of their strengths and individually nurtured so they can flourish.

Year Founded 1935
Religion Non-denominational
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Millfield School has a total of 1235 pupils, with 555 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £8010, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £11925, per term.

177 Day Boys
(13- 18)
137 Day Girls
(13- 18)
577 Boarding Boys
(13- 18)
344 Boarding Girls
(13- 18)

About Millfield School

The school campus offers an extensive range of academic, art, pastoral and sports facilites including a prize-winning Library and Resources Centre, a large Fine Arts Centre, a purpose-built Mathematics Centre, 500-seat Theatre and Dining Hall, nine new boarding houses that have opened since 2003, a Design & Technology building with high-tech equipment which was completed in 2005 and a Music School complex housing a 350-seat Concert Hall that was completed in September 2006 and new Science laboratories and a Science lecture theatre were completed in September 2009. The main part of the School is surrounded by over 100 acres, which includes an equestrian centre, stabling for 50 horses, a 50m Olympic swimming pool, Tartan athletics track, playing fields, a putting green and an indoor tennis centre.


Millfield fees are as inclusive as possible and extras are kept to a minimum. The day fee includes tuition, most activities at school, three-course lunch, games and prep, textbook loan, pupils’ personal accident insurance, contribution to travel and accommodation when representing the school and internet access. The boarding fee includes all of the above plus breakfast, three-course supper, healthcare and laundry.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships are available for entry into Year 9 or the Lower Sixth.

Academic, Art, Chess, Design and Innovation, Music, and Sport Scholarships are awarded annually to candidates who are exceptionally talented in any one of these disciplines.  Drama Scholarships are also available for Lower Sixth entry only.

In addition, All-Rounder Scholarships are available to candidates who exhibit a sufficiently high standard in Art, Dance, Drama, Music or Sport, allied with good academic ability.

Scholarships may be honorary or carry a fee reduction of up to 15%.   If a scholarship has been awarded, parents in genuine financial need can also apply for a means-tested bursary.

 A small number of Headmaster Scholarships may carry reductions of up to 50% in recognition of exceptional excellence in a particular area or areas. 

For Year 9 entry only, there are also a number of Nine at Millfield Scholarships available, providing up to 50% fee remission.  These scholarships will be awarded to pupils of outstanding academic merit, who will bring distinction and commitment to the academic life of Millfield and have strengths in one or more co-curricular area. This can be demonstrated by a sufficiently high standard in Art, Drama, Music or Sport.

Scholarship assessments take place in the academic year preceding entry and are open to pupils who have an excellent school report and recommendation from their headteacher.  Candidates should be under 13 years of age on the 1 September 2016 if they are applying for a Year 9 Scholarship.

The closing date for Year 9 and Lower Sixth Scholarship applications is 1 January 2017.

Admissions Process

13+ and 14+ Entry

Our largest intake for pupils is at 13+ into Year 9 when we welcome 200 new pupils to the school. There are also spaces for about 35 pupils per year to join our Year 10.

This year Millfield introduced a new Year 9 programme - Nine at Millfield.  The programme has been specifically designed to meet the academic and developmental needs of 13-14 year olds, to ensure they make the successful transition from a prep or junior school to the next stage of their schooling at Millfield.

16+ entry

At Lower Sixth level we admit around 130 new pupils each year. We have a very wide range of academic subjects available for study at Sixth Form, with small class sizes and expert careers and higher education advice.


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