Over 15,500 secondary school children from over 300 schools across the UK have had the chance to travel to Australia, Iceland, Japan and Italy for free as part of a virtual school trip of a lifetime, thanks to a new initiative from Millfield School in Somerset.
Giving to Millfield
Millfield has a long tradition of philanthropy, dating back to the founding of the school. The school is rightly very proud of the Millfield Mix, which has always been a defining feature of Millfield. Our aim is to offer more assisted places so that a greater number of children can experience a Millfield education.
The Foundation team oversees all areas of giving to the school. Today, many of our students are on some form of scholarship or bursary support and our greatest need is to maintain, and increase, this level of support over the coming years. There are lots of ways to get involved and we are grateful to the incredible support that the Millfield Community has shown in a wide range of projects. One of the best ways to support Millfield long-term is to set up a regular direct debit. Small monthly amounts quickly build up to substantial figures.
Please follow the links below to find out more about ongoing projects. If you wish to discuss these, or other ways that you might like to get involved, please contact the team below.
We are raising funds for students to attend Millfield and join one of our boarding houses. Currently, we are running a campaign to establish a Holmcroft House Scholarship Fund for a student to be part of Holmcroft House.
Please contact Nicola Pender here for more information.
The RJOM Scholarship Fund
The RJOM (Rollo John Oliver Meyer) is a special award, set up in tribute to Millfield's founder 'Boss' Meyer at his funeral (15 March 1905 – 9 March 1991). Its purpose is to provide scholarships for the children and grandchildren of Old Millfieldians to study at Millfield.
After many years of support from Old Millfieldians we were delighted to award the first RJOM Scholarship to a sixth form pupil in September 2019, the daughter of an OM:
"I am currently studying maths, economics and psychology, whilst doing an EPQ. I have also just begun the process of applying to Oxbridge. Since being at Millfield, my teamwork and sociability skills have improved vastly due to the highly immersive and accepting culture. My father also attended Millfield for sixth form, so I feel honoured to be able to follow his legacy and be a part of this community. I would not have had the chance to attend Millfield if it wasn't for your generous donations."