Scholarship & Bursaries

Millfield Prep

We award a number of Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports Scholarships each year for entry into Years 6, 7 and 8 for external applicants (into Years 6 and 7 only for internal applicants already attending Millfield Prep).

Additionally, our Millfield Prep Award recognises Prep pupils who are talented all-rounders (strong academics and talented in any two areas from Art, Drama, Music, Sport). Please note that this award is only for Years 6, 7 and 8 whilst at Millfield Prep School and will end on transfer to Year 9. Pupils who hold a Millfield Prep Award may apply for a new Scholarship for entry into Year 9 and these are currently available for Academic, Co-curricular and Sport.

Scholarships carry a maximum fee reduction of up to 10% (multiple awards may be applied for but the total fee reduction will be no more than 10%).  Alternatively, parents who do not require financial assistance may accept their child's Scholarship on an honorary basis. Parents can apply to have a Scholarship augmented by a bursary, subject to a means test. 

Bursaries may also be available for entry to Millfield Prep (Year 6 upwards) in cases where a pupil does not meet the requirements for a scholarship and where there is genuine financial need. Bursaries take the form of a fee reduction to a level dependent on the parents’ financial resources. 

Parents applying for a bursary will be asked to complete a confidential financial circumstances form, available from the Fees Department. All awards are subject to the school’s ability to fund them within the context of its overall budget, and therefore levels cannot be guaranteed.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Prep Admissions team on prepadmissions@millfieldschool.com should you have any queries. Pupils who live overseas should contact the Admissions department prior to submitting a scholarship application.

See Scholarship application dates below. 

Millfield

Scholarships are available for entry into Year 9 or the Lower Sixth. Application forms will be provided once the Senior Registration Form has been completed.

Academic, Art, Chess, Dance, Drama, Music, Product Design and Sport Scholarships are awarded annually to candidates who are exceptionally talented in any one or two of these disciplines.

Scholarships carry a maximum fee reduction of up to 10%. Parents can apply to have a Scholarship augmented by a bursary, subject to a means test. Alternatively, parents who do not require financial assistance may accept their child's Scholarship on an honorary basis.

Bursaries may be available for entry to Millfield in cases where a student does not meet the requirements for a scholarship and where there is genuine financial need. Bursaries take the form of a fee reduction (of up to 100% in exceptional circumstances) to a level dependent on the parents’ financial resources. Parents applying for a bursary will be asked to complete a confidential financial circumstances form, available from the Admissions Department. All awards are subject to the school’s ability to fund them within the context of its overall budget, and therefore levels cannot be guaranteed.

Scholarship assessments take place in the academic year preceding entry and are open to students who have an excellent school report and recommendation from their headteacher. Candidates should be under 13 years of age on the 1 September 2024 if they are applying for a Year 9 Scholarship for September 2025 entry.

 

Important information for bursary applicants:

Where a child is judged suitable to receive an award, the amount of any assistance in addition to a scholarship is assessed on a means-tested basis on the extent of need. Factors which the School may take into account include but are not limited to:

  • The ability to improve the financial position or earning power of the family
  • Opportunities to release any capital (including investments and significant equity value in houses)
  • The costs of any siblings at the School
  • In cases of divorce or separation, the contribution made by both parents (unless otherwise directed by a Court Order)
  • Any contribution to fees or other household costs by other family members or other outside sources

All awards are subject to the School’s ability to fund them within the context of its overall budget and cannot therefore be guaranteed. The School seeks to support as many children as possible through its limited scholarship and bursary funds. In particular, the School’s ability to fund high value awards is limited and such awards are allocated to children with exceptional talent or potential where there is a genuine financial need. 

See Scholarship application dates below.

Scholarship dates for September 2025 applicants

External Year 6, 7 and 8 Scholarships

Closing date for Year 6, 7 and 8 External Scholarship Applications: 1 December 2024.

Scholarship assessments will be held on the following dates.

Monday 9 December 2024 – remote CAT4 assessment invigilated by Prep Admissions (all candidates)

Thursday 16 January 2025 – Academic Scholarship Creative Writing assessment and interviews

Thursday 16 January 2025 – Art, Drama and Music Scholarship assessments and interviews

Friday 17 January 2025 – All Sports Scholarship practical assessments and interviews

 

Internal Scholarships – into Year 6 and Year 7

Closing date for Year 6 and Year 7 Internal Scholarship Applications: 1 December 2024.

Scholarship assessments will be held on the following dates.

w/c 13 January 2025 - Academic Scholarship Creative Writing assessment and interviews

w/c 13 January 2025 - Art, Drama and Music Scholarship assessments and interviews

w/c 13 January 2025 - All Sports Scholarship practical assessments and interviews

 

Year 9 Scholarships (13+)

Closing date for Year 9 Scholarship Applications: 1 December 2024

Scholarship assessments will be held on the following dates. Candidates will be notified which of the dates they will be required to attend upon receipt of your registration form and scholarship application.

Tuesday 24 September 2024 - Dance, Drama and Sport (closing date for applications for the September assessment is: 18 September 2024)

Monday 20 January 2025 - Music

Tuesday 21 January 2025 – Music, Dance, Drama and Sport

Wednesday 22 January 2025 – Art and Product Design

Thursday 23 January 2025 - Dance, Drama and Sport 

Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 February 2025 – Academic Scholarships


Sixth Form Scholarships (16+)

Closing date for Sixth Form Scholarship Applications: 8 October 2024

Scholarship assessments will be held on the following dates. Candidates will be notified which of the dates they will be required to attend upon receipt of your registration form and scholarship application.

Wednesday 6 November 2024 –Academic

Thursday 7 November 2024 – Co-Curricular and Sport

Friday 8 November 2024 - Sport