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Millfield Preparatory School

Millfield Preparatory School

Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury, BA6 8LD, Somerset

01458 832446



Millfield Preparatory School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1945
Headmaster Dan Thornburn
Date Appointed January 2022
Co-ed Age Range 2-13 years
Number of pupils 474
Associations ISC

Founded in 1945, Millfield Prep offers an exceptional, all-round educational experience that puts the individual at the centre. Nestled in 200 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, Millfield Prep is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 2-13, and provides the ideal environment in which to grow up, foster a love of learning and create lifelong childhood memories. Millfield Prep School was recently named the UK's Independent Prep School of the Year.

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional, all-round education where every child can discover their brilliance. Our fundamental belief is that every child is unique and that they all have their own special talents which they enjoy and excel at, and the school's outstanding facilities and teaching provision help immerse pupils in limitless opportunities.

Our focus is teaching pupils a broad, balanced and individually tailored programme, and promoting confidence, health and wellbeing through involvement in sport and physical activity. All our pupils gain a real sense of achievement from the variety of co-curricular activities on offer. Pupils can choose from a wide range of clubs, from pottery and sailing to rock climbing and Lego modelling - there is something for everyone.

Millfield Prep's outstanding facilities allow pupils to excel. Whether it's swimming in our 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool, singing in the choir in our purpose-built music department, playing golf on our 9- or 18-hole golf courses, or horse riding in our fantastic equestrian centre, which features over 120 acres of hacking trails and a British Eventing (BE) cross-country course, we provide opportunities in a wide variety of fields.

Students and staff live by the school values: Be Kind, Be You, Be Challengers, Be Curious and Be Brilliant. Millfield Prep offers full, weekly and flexi boarding from ages 7+, with full boarders enjoying evenings and weekends filled with trips and activities. Outstanding pastoral care is at the heart of everything the school does.

95% of Millfield Prep pupils move up to Millfield in Year 9 to continue their education.

We award a number of Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports Scholarships each year for entry into Years 6, 7 and 8, as well as a Millfield Prep Award, recognising Prep pupils who are talented all-rounders.