Admissions (ages 13-18)

Millfield is an academically selective school. Selection is based upon academic merit, which is assessed through entry tests, interview and by references from the candidate's current school. Our selection process is designed to identify students who are able to benefit from a well-rounded and balanced education and make a positive contribution towards the life of the school. Millfield is the largest co-ed boarding and day school in the UK with 1330 students, over 990 of which are full boarders. However, our class sizes are small, with an average of just 11 students.

13+ Entry

Our largest intake for students is at 13+ into Year 9 when we welcome 200 new children to the school. There are also spaces for about 40 students per year to join our Year 10.

Our Year 9 programme, 'Nine at Millfield', 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.

14+ Entry

A small number of students, both boys and girls, join us at the start of Year 10. 

16+ Entry

At Lower Sixth level we admit around 150 new students 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.

Sixth Form Assessment Days for 2025 entry will be held on Friday 4 October and Monday 7 October 2024 for candidates to be interviewed and have their assessment. Once registered, we will be in touch with you to confirm which day to attend.

We have launched a Pre-A level programme, designed for international and UK students aged 15-17, who wish to study a one-year preparation for A levels course. Students would have the opportunity to change to different A levels if staying at Millfield for the following two years or continue with a combination of those already started. Find out more here


Craig Middleton - Millfield Assistant Head (Pastoral and Enrolment)
Year 9
Admissions Co-ordinator, International Student Visas
Holly Robertson - Millfield Admissions team