Millfield students send video messages of support to local care home
Building firm foundations
Millfield 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 and with small class sizes that rarely exceed 16 and are often less, our teaching staff are able to ensure this. Small class sizes mean that teachers have to spend less time trying to control pupils, meaning instead that they can spend more time focusing on actually teaching pupils and giving individual attention to each pupil to help their with their own unique needs.
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.
The Extension & Enrichment programme aims to identify and challenge pupils who demonstrate exceptional abilities, or the potential to excel, in any area of our curriculum.
Since 2016, the Junior Department has introduced a new curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). IPC is 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
The Learning Development Centre is an integral part of Millfield Prep where pupils are encouraged to develop an independent learning spirit.
Congratulations to our 14 Millfield Prep pupils, who placed in the top 10% of the country in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge and were invited to participate in the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge.