Millfield prep students enjoying maths lesson

Building firm foundations

Millfield Prep is an innovative school which frequently takes the lead in educational development. Our methods are continually evolving, but our primary aim remains constant: to help our pupils to build firm foundations for their future lives. We foster good work habits, self-discipline, resilience, confidence and concern for others, which will stand them in good stead throughout their education – and well beyond.

Discovering and developing potential

We offer children a high-quality education in a friendly and open learning environment. We seek to develop pupils and prepare them for their future schooling, giving them the skills to last a lifetime. Whether a pupil comes to us as a high achiever, underachiever, coaster or struggling with barriers to their learning, we have the expertise to develop their potential, engage them in the classroom and break down any barriers. We understand each child is different, and provide an atmosphere in which they can be confident and progress to the best of their ability.

Small class sizes

High levels of individual attention are central to achieving our aims. With small class sizes, teachers are able to provide the necessary attention to each pupil to support their own learning needs. Staff get to know your child well and will feedback on their progress through a series of informal and formal meetings, regular reports and whenever a particular need arises.

Preparation for senior school entry

Whilst the vast majority of pupils move on to Millfield at Year 9, we do also prepare pupils for other senior schools and offer support in Common Entrance and scholarship examination preparation.

Academically, my daughter is stretched, but supported. Her curiosity fuelled further with every assignment. Her resilience strengthened when something doesn’t go right first time. 

Current Parent

Millfield Prep Science lesson digital learning

Digital Learning

The effective use of information technology is integral to the teaching and learning process.

Extension & Enrichment

The Extension & Enrichment programme aims to identify and challenge pupils who demonstrate exceptional abilities, or the potential to excel, in any area.

Millfield Prep pupils during a drama lesson

Junior Department

The Junior Department learns from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a thematic, inquiry-based curriculum which provides a clear process of learning along with specific learning goals for every subject.


Explore the Prep curriculum and learn about all of our different departments.

Learning Development Centre

The Learning Development Centre is an integral part of Millfield Prep where pupils are encouraged to develop an independent learning spirit.


Millfield Prep has a well-stocked library of up-to-date fiction and non-fiction books, CDs, MP3 audio books, picture books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and dyslexia-friendly publications.