Being a Day Pupil
Millfield is a mix of day and boarding pupils. Day pupils are fully integrated into the school community and enjoy to the full all the opportunities and the educational mix that Millfield has to offer.
The day begins at 8.30am for all pupils with registration and a tutorial session with group tutors. Day pupils return home after lessons, games, MAP or whichever activity they may be involved in. They are welcome to stay for supper with boarders and the library is open for day and boarding pupils to do prep and private study until 8.45pm. There are lessons on Saturday mornings, after which day pupils may leave, although many will be involved in sports fixtures in the afternoon.
There are four day houses, two girls' houses and two boys' houses. Each day house has a houseparent and assistant houseparents, who provide a strong support structure. Beyond the house, day pupils and boarders are supported by a group tutor and head of year in school, and have access to a very well staffed medical centre, a school counselling service and the chaplain.
The day houses are decorated in a homely style and are a base for pupils to meet, bring friends and enjoy the daily routine of life at Millfield. Each girls’ house has its own common room with flatscreen TV, space to mingle and relax. The girls’ houses also have their own changing rooms and each day girl has a locker to store their possessions during the day.
The two boys' day houses are located separately on the campus and have well-equipped common rooms, an area where boys can make snacks and drinks, and a work room.
The day houses each have a strong sense of identity and a feeling of pride within their respective communities.
Once a week before school, each day house has an assembly where pupils are encouraged to share responsibilities for running house activities and celebrate each other's achievements. Day houses also compete in inter-house competitions and activities alongside boarding houses.