Millfield Prep School is delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Hilton as Deputy Head Pastoral.
Ben joins Millfield following more than four years as Head of St Petroc’s Prep School and Early Years in Bude, North Cornwall. He brings 11 years' experience of teaching and learning, during which he worked at Budehaven 11-18 school as a Head of Year and across the maths department. He also has experience of working with children from 3-months old across a variety of schools.
Ben is also a former professional and more recently, semi-professional Rugby Union player having led Cornwall to multiple County Championships at Twickenham and was part of the Championship victory in June 2022. He has represented England rugby at four different levels and has also captained the England Counties Senior XV on various international tours.
He attended The College of St Mark and St John, under Exeter University, where he read Sports and Recreation with Leisure and Tourism Management. He was a scholar under the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and moved onto the Graduate Teaching Programme.
Ben describes himself as a passionate and innovative educator with particular interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities. He is a winner of the Innovations and Community Partnerships Award at the National ISA Awards, in 2018. He will be responsible for all aspects of pastoral care at Millfield Prep, for the schools 265 day pupils and 125 boarders, who come from 25+ different nationalities. Ben will also be the school’s designated safeguarding lead.
Ben said: “I am thrilled to have joined Millfield Prep School this September. I am committed to developing the whole child, whilst harnessing as many opportunities as possible in order to help children succeed; in any aspect possible. Most importantly, support them to explore their interests wholeheartedly. I’m excited about what I hear and have seen at Millfield Prep and Millfield. I am absolutely delighted to be part of such an inspirational educational organisation, and we share a philosophy of future proofing our pupils for careers that may not even exist yet. This is the most exciting part! I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know the Millfield ways. I cannot wait.”