Scholarship & Bursaries

Millfield Prep

We award a number of Academic, Art, Music and Sports Scholarships each year for entry into Years 6, 7 and 8 (internal into Years 6 and 7 only).

We will be offering a new Millfield Prep Award from September 2023 recognising Prep pupils who are talented all-rounders. 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 Scholarship for entry into Year 9 and these are currently available for Academic, Co-curricular and Sport. Should you require further information please contact the Prep Admissions Team: 01458 832446.

All 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 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 (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 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: prepadmissions@millfieldschool.com should you have any queries. Pupils who live overseas, should contact the Admissions Department prior to submitting a scholarship application form.

See Scholarship application dates below. 

Millfield

Scholarships are available for entry into Year 9 or the Lower Sixth. 

Academic, Art, Chess, Computer Programming, 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 2022 if they are applying for a Year 9 Scholarship for September 2023 entry.

See Scholarship application dates below. 

 

Scholarship dates for September 2023 applicants

Year 6, 7 and 8 Scholarships

Closing date for all Scholarship Applications: 1 December 2022

Scholarship assessments will be held on the following dates.

Monday 12 December 2022 – remote, online CAT4 assessment

Tuesday 13 December 2022 – reserve date for remote, online CAT4 assessment

Thursday 12 January 2023 – Academic Scholarship Creative Writing assessment and interviews

Thursday 12 January 2023 - Art and Music Scholarship assessments and interviews

Friday 13 January 2023 – All Sports Scholarship practical assessments and interviews
 

Year 9 Scholarships (13+)

Closing date for Year 9 Scholarship Applications: 1 December 2022

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.

Monday 23 January 2023 – Music

Tuesday 24 January 2023 – Music, Dance, Drama and Sport

Wednesday 25 January 2023 – Art, Product Design

Thursday 26 January 2023 – Computer Programming, Dance, Drama and Sport 

Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 February 2023 – Academic Scholarships


Sixth Form Scholarships (16+)

Sixth Form Scholarship Applications are now closed for 2023 entry. The deadline was October 3, 2022.