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Why join a Prep School in Year 3?

Year 3 marks the start of Preparatory School, a step up in learning, independence, and for some, the start of boarding. Our cohort of seven to eight-year-olds at Millfield Prep benefit from expert teachers, an exceptional school clubs’ provision and exciting co-curricular activities. Read on to learn why families join Prep Schools in Year 3.

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Academic at Millfield Prep

Latin is often deemed as an archaic language, one that’s no longer spoken and has no relevance in the world we live in today. The language, however, is still a big part of Preparatory schools’ curriculum, teaching them not only a new language, but a set of transferrable skills that we use every day without even realising it. We asked Languages Teacher, Mrs Georgina Crispin, about the place it has in schools and society today.

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How did Millfield produce the top school-age mathematician?

Millfield student Yuhka Machino, just 17, had proved herself to be the strongest school age mathematician in the UK by winning a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad in September but she has recently been named as the best ever UK competitor in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad after securing her third successive gold medal.   

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The Value of a Pre-Prep Education

Pre-Prep schools are independent schools educating children until Year 2 (age 7), before they move up to the affiliated prep school in Year 3. Pre-preps offer a smaller, nurturing environment for young learners to thrive. The differences between pre-prep schools and primary schools are very significant, and explored in this blog if you are deciding between the two.

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