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.
Sugar connoisseurs, Tracy McDonnell Goad (1996-2001; Day) and Ben Eastick (1984-1988; Keen's Elm), know all about what it takes to develop a successful career. What do these two OMs look for when hiring new employees, other than a sweet tooth? We asked for their genuine advice, without any sugar coating!
At Millfield, we are extremely proud of what so many Old Millfieldians have gone on to accomplish. Many have become extremely well-known in their fields; in this post, find out more about 10 high-profile individuals that you may not realise went to Millfield!
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.
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.
The benefits of Yoga and Pilates are endless, and both have become a popular tool to increase mindfulness, promote relaxation and lower stress levels.
For the first ever OM Society blog post, we would like to share with you the inspirational stories of how some of our OMs responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. All of these individuals, and many more, have demonstrated the inspiring selflessness, compassion, and unity of the Millfield Community during this difficult time.
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.
This is an age-old question. With many London-based Prep Schools and primary schools ending in Year 6 and independent senior schools starting in Year 9, parents face the challenge of where to place their child for those intermediary two years.