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Millfield Preparatory School

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Millfield Preparatory School

Address: Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8LD
Founded: 1946
Number of Pupils: 403
Ages: 7-13
Fees: Boarding students: (Full and Weekly) (Years 3 – 8) £10,085 per term. Day students: Year 3, £3,825; Year 4, £4,370; Year 5, £4,915; Year 6, £5,465; Years 7&8, £6,615 per term.
Head Teacher: Dan Thornburn (from January 2022)
Religious Affiliation: At Millfield Prep, we foster a spirit of understanding and tolerance of all faiths. Although assemblies are Christian, they focus on the ideas and values held in common by the world’s great religions, and to those of no faith.
Entrance Procedure: Formal application via completion of online registration form (, registration fee and reference from candidate’s current school; interview and assessment.
Contact: Fiona Gordon, Tutor of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Days: Saturday 1 October. Or contact admissions directly for an individual visit.


English and maths as well as sciences, humanities and art through the inquiry-based International Primary Curriculum. Other subjects include languages, food technology, design and technology, ICT, music, drama and PE.

Games and the Arts

With a broad, balanced sports programme, tailored to the individual, we prepare children for lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity, promoting confidence, health and wellbeing. Whether through art, music or drama, our arts instructors enable students to enjoy creative freedom.

Pastoral Care

We see the pastoral care and needs of our children as central to their success and personal development. There are four main areas of pastoral care that are provided to every pupil: Emotional, Social, Intellectual and Physical. Staff, both day and boarding, work together to ensure that every child’s individual needs are met.

Recent Scholarships

We award academic, art, music and sports scholarships each year for entry into Years 6-8.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Millfield Prep School is an extraordinary place and provides children with exceptional, unparalleled opportunities. Whatever their passions, pupils can find something to fully immerse themselves in.

Not only is every child seen and known as an individual, but Millfield also firmly believes that every child is brilliant – and it is our mission to help them discover their brilliance and then nurture it to the full.

Outstanding pastoral care is at the core of everything. Kindness and consideration of others is central to all that we are and all that we do. Happy children thrive and succeed; and Millfield is full of success stories!

Outstanding Characteristics

  • We provide world-class resources, opportunities and teaching for children to discover their brilliance and to achieve their full potential.
  • From the moment they arrive, we help children to develop their character, resilience, relationships, abilities, skills and knowledge.
  • Sports facilities include 25m swimming pool, golf course and equestrian centre.
  • Purpose-built music department with recital hall and newly refurbished assembly hall/theatre.
  • High levels of individual attention are central to achieving our aims. Class sizes rarely exceed 16, with our average class size being 14.

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