Representatives from day and boarding houses came together in a revised format to perform classic hits as part of the annual House Song competition, amended this year in line with social distancing and Covid-19 secure guidance.
Millfield Prep News
Recreational swimmers, lifeguards and swimming clubs across the South West have been handed a lifeline by using Millfield School’s Olympic swimming pool during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Millfield Upper Sixth student Yuka Machino was the highest placed female competitor in the world at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held online this September. She was the only female to win a gold medal and was placed 22nd out of 616 competitors, each one the very best from their country.
Last week, Millfield Prep hosted the first Cushion Concert of the year via YouTube Premiere.
Millfield Prep School’s Chaplain Michele Kitto has been ordained at Wells Cathedral by Bishop Ruth to become a Deacon.
This week is National Coding Week in the UK. Here at Millfield Prep, we have embraced the vision that effective use of information technology should be integral to the teaching and learning process.
Every pupil in Millfield Prep got the year off to a flying start with the annual Inter-House Fun Run!
Every year, pupils in Year 4 are lucky enough to learn an orchestral instrument as part of the Millfield Prep Orchestral Project.
On Sunday 30 August, three generations of Old Millfieldians played an integral role in the very special event ‘One Enchanted Evening’. Some of the biggest names from the world of theatre travelled to Glastonbury to perform at the event which was held at Glastonbury Abbey.
Despite the decision announced by Ofqual that Centre Assessed Grades would be awarded to students at GCSE and A Level at the eleventh hour causing further delays, most Millfield pupils are today able to celebrate an exceptional range of GCSE results. Some students are still awaiting BTEC results after last minute changes. Students were unable to sit exams this year as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Eight Millfield Prep School pupils have been selected to participate in the Somerset County Pathway Programme due to their performances at the Somerset County Championships earlier this year.
Pupils from Year 5 at Millfield Prep took part in a virtual version of The Freedom Project.
During the Summer Term, Millfield Prep were delighted to host two Tea and Music Concerts. The relaxed concerts ordinarily take place in the Millfield Prep Recital Hall, and provide pupils with performance opportunities in and friendly and supportive setting.
Last term, pupils at Millfield Prep took part in the Millfield Prep School Gratitude Project.
Millfield Prep pupils Daniel and Helena have raised over £2,000 with a cricket-themed fundraiser.
Members of Millfield Prep's Chamber Choir and Tour Choir have spent their remote rehearsals practising a special song to celebrate Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday.
Millfield Prep School’s new website has won a Platinum Award under the category ’Overall Website for an Educational institution’ in the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, which is the highest level of achievement possible in a very competitive judging process.
Millfield and Millfield Prep students Freddie and Harry have helped their family set up a food delivery service that provides fresh fruit and vegetables to key workers and vulnerable self-isolators.
Millfield School in Street, Somerset is working with the District and Parish Council, The Salvation Army, Crispin Hall and the Community Centre on a number of initiatives to help the local community during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Millfield students send video messages of support to local care home
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.
Last week, 178 Millfield Prep pupils took part in the annual Spring Concert.
Millfield Prep School table tennis player Jack Liu has become U13 Somerset County Champion.
What a brilliant World Book Day we had here at Millfield Prep and Pre-Prep.
Millfield Prep School’s U11 and U12 Netball teams have qualified for the IAPS National finals, after winning the regional finals recently.
At the end of February, Millfield Prep pupils had their first Breakfast Masterclass of 2020. This time they were given the opportunity to explore the inner workings of the concert band.
Millfield Prep School pupil Sophie F competed at the All England Dance Championships this month making the quarter finals in the ballroom, Latin and classical categories.
Millfield Prep celebrated Safer Internet Day with a whole assembly lead by our Year 8 Digital Monitors, Stasha Clark and Jimmy Jamieson, and Mr Ford.
Year 3 went on an exciting and tasty trip to Barber’s Cheese factory.
Our hockey pupils had a special visit from former pupil and Ireland Ladies’ Hockey player, Millie Regan.
Boys from Millfield Prep’s Chestnut House visited nearby local landmark Shepton Mallet Prison to learn team building exercises in an escape room.
Millfield Prep’s Under 11 boys’ and U11 girls’ trampolining teams have qualified for the National Schools Trampolining Championships in March, with Year 8 pupil Ellis also qualifying in the individual competition after placing third at the Southern Zonal Schools Championships in Kent in January.
The annual Music Scholars’ Concert was held last week, in the Recital Hall.
Millfield Prep School pupil Hector Jones from Walton has been invited by Pentathlon GB to represent Great Britain in the Laser Run World Championships, held in Xiamen China in May later this year.
Musicians from Millfield Prep School visited Glastonbury Care Home to perform a concert for the residents.
Our boarders enjoy Sunday trips, which usually take them outside of school, or using the school's facilities to participate in new and exciting activities.
Pupils and staff at both Pre-Prep and Prep enjoyed a day of celebrations in honour of Chinese New Year.
Millfield Prep pupils performed a Carol Service at Wells Cathedral at the end of the Autumn Term.
Our year 7 geographers had fun creating their own volcanoes as part of a challenge prep that the pupils worked on over the holiday.
Our boarders from Chestnut House went to the school orchard to have a traditional Somerset Wassail.
Year 4 went on a voyage of discovery to the Fleet Air Arm Museum last week.
Every Wednesday afternoon a group of pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 are selected to visit Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve, owned by the Hawk and Owl Trust, on the Somerset Levels.
At the start of the Christmas holidays, a group of 20 pupils set off on an exciting trip to New York City!
We were delighted to be able to support the work of St Margaret’s Hospice Care again this year, by hosting one of their ‘Light Up A Life’ Services.
Over the past term, the Year 8s have been working towards their production of Dick Whittington.
On Monday 18 November, 30 pupils took part in the first Tea and Music concert of the year.
Pupils at Millfield Prep finished off the first half term of the year with their annual House Singing Competition.
Millfield Prep School joined organisations across the UK for Odd Socks Day 2019 by wearing mismatched socks to support and raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week. Pupils, teachers and all staff wore bright and colourful odd socks to help break the cycle of bullying in schools.
Last week, 14 pupils from Years 5-8 gave a concert at Hanover Retirement Estate in Shepton Mallet.
Monday brought around the first of our Cushion Concert series for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Year 7 undertook a pilgrimage to Glastonbury, putting into action their learning in History, Geography and Religious Studies.
On Saturday, we had our first Music workshop of the 2019/2020 academic year. Entitled ‘Endangered Instruments’, we were treated to demonstrations on four instruments, which music departments up and down the country are keen to encourage more uptake of – bassoon, viola, trombone and tuba!
Millfield Prep pupils all took part in the annual Harvest Service last week.
Year 7 pupils spent the day at the Aerospace Museum in Bristol, gaining useful knowledge to aid their dragster technology project, as well as finding all sorts of information about the history of flight and design in the local area.
Despite rain and flooding being forecast across the UK on Tuesday, Year 8 pupils found some sunshine at the coast and had a successful Geography fieldtrip to Lulworth Cove in Dorset.
Professional Somerset County Cricket hero Max Waller and Olympic hockey legends Simon and Richard Mantell returned to their former school, Millfield Prep in Somerset, to formally open its new cricket facility.
The Year 4 Orchestral project got off to a fantastic start on Tuesday.
Millfield Prep Year 6 pupil Shunsaku has had an incredible summer of squash after winning the Japanese, Chinese and Korean Squash Open tournaments in the U11 age group.
Mr Stickley, Head of Outdoor Pursuits at Millfield Prep School, lead a group of pupils on the exciting trip to Scotland during the summer holidays.
Two former Millfield Prep cricketers have signed two-year contracts for Somerset County Cricket Club at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.
Year 6 spent a fun day at Mojo Active, working in their new Group Tutors to problem-solve through some exciting team challenges including an assault course, as well as some friendly competition in archery.
The sun was shining for our first house event of the academic year, the Fun Run.