The morning includes a talk by the Headmaster, student displays and a self-guided walkabout around the campus, followed by lunch and a chance to meet staff. Throughout the afternoon, you are welcome to watch sport/activities at your leisure.
We are currently offering a virtual open day in May due to COVID-19 which will include a talk by the headmaster and the opportunity to ask questions of key members of staff across academic, pastoral, sport and co-curricular.
Book an individual visit
We offer individual school tours during term time and holidays. The tour will usually be with a student and a member of the Admissions team and lasts for around two hours. If you wish to book a visit please contact us on 01458 444296.
We are currently offering virtual admissions tours from 20 April. These will be conducted via Zoom and will include a meeting with the Registrar or one of the Admissions team, a housemaster or housemistress and one of our students. Meetings with staff from sport or co-curricular departments can also be arranged. During the meetings, the staff will share information regarding the academic curriculum, pastoral care, videos of the school campus and facilities and answer any questions you may have regarding school life. If you are interested in booking a tour please complete the Virtual Tour Request Form below.
After receiving a reference from your child's current school we will contact you to arrange a time for your child to attend for interview and assessment. This interview and assessment can be conducted remotely via Skype or Zoom.
All students joining Millfield have an entrance interview with a senior member of staff. This will last around 30 minutes and centre on the academic interests of the candidate, their extra-curricular activities and experiences.
13+ and 14+ Entry
Students have an entrance interview with a senior member of staff and sit a computer based verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. The test is not possible to prepare for and takes just under an hour to complete. For prep school pupils, these assessments are designed to reduce the pressure of the Common Entrance examinations and to allow the School to confirm student places 18 months prior to entry. The Admissions Department is in regular contact with all prospective students’ current schools to monitor their progress during the final year before entry. Applicants who are at a school which does not sit Common Entrance will be able to confirm their place through the Millfield assessments.
Entry is dependent upon performance in the interview and a satisfactory reference, including GCSE/IGSCE predicted grades where relevant. Candidates will also be required to sit a computer based verbal and non-verbal reasoning assessment. For candidates outside of the UK we may also require the Ukiset test to be sat prior to interview.
The offer of a place will usually be sent out a week after interview and assessment. For scholarship candidates this is around two to three weeks after the assessment.
13+ and 14+
Confirmed places are offered to those who have performed well in the Millfield assessments. 13+ students who are in schools which prepare for Common Entrance are expected to perform to their potential in the exams. However, a place is not dependent on Common Entrance examination results which are used primarily for setting purposes in Year 9.
Places on a full A Level programme are offered after interview, subject to achieving four B and two C grades at GCSE or international equivalent.
In the term before entry, we will send new students and their parents joining information which will be placed on the parent portal with links to any forms that will require completing and returning. We will also confirm the house students have been placed in. After this the relevant Housemaster/Housemistress will be in touch with an invite to come in and meet and tour the house.
New students arrive on the Sunday before term starts for welcome events followed by induction by tutors on the Monday. This allows all new students a chance to settle in before the rest of the school return.