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Millfield School
Address: Butleigh Road, Street, Somerset BA16 0YD
Founded: 1935
Number of Pupils: 1237
Ages: 13-18
Fees: (termly) Boarding students (Year 9 to Upper Sixth), £13,785; Day students (Year 9 to Upper Sixth), £9,055
Head Teacher: Gavin Horgan
Religious Affiliation: The school chapel is dedicated for use as a place of worship for all faiths. 
Entrance Procedure: Selection based upon academic merit, which is assessed through entry tests, interview and by references from the candidate’s current school.
Contact: James Postle
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Forthcoming Open Days: 9th October 2021; 5th March 2022 and 7th May 2022.

The Curriculum

Millfield offers a very broad and balanced curriculum, with a flexible choice of subjects for GCSEs, A levels (or equivalent) and BTECs.

Games and The Arts

Our unrivalled facilities include a concert hall, theatre, art gallery, equestrian centre, an Olympic-size swimming pool and brand-new cricket and golf centres. Millfield aims to ensure that every student is individually supported to discover their brilliance.

Pastoral Care

The care of each individual student is central to the philosophy of pastoral care at Millfield. Small tutor groups provide an environment for all students to meet others, seek guidance and support from their tutor and to experience the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education programme (PSHEE). Each tutor group is attached to a house, and all students can access the Housemaster/Housemistress (one per boarding house) and Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress.

University Places

2019 – 46% of leavers achieved places at Russell Group and The Times top 30 group universities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy


  • Discover brilliance in every child.
  • Be the world’s best at immersing students in limitless academic, artistic and sporting opportunities.
  • Be the market leader in providing transformational bursaries.

Outstanding Characteristics:

  • At Millfield we recognise that the world and the way in which education is provided are changing, and we change with them. We are not shackled by tradition like many other schools and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. All students are given the opportunity to be curious and to discover brilliance in the classroom, on the sports field, in the arts and the community.
  • A rigorous academic programme is supported by strong extra-curricular activities in the arts, drama, music and sport.
  • New state-of-the-art cricket and golf centres.
  • Sporting excellence: we were the most represented school at the 2012 Olympics.

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