Over 15,500 secondary school children from over 300 schools across the UK have had the chance to travel to Australia, Iceland, Japan and Italy for free as part of a virtual school trip of a lifetime, thanks to a new initiative from Millfield School in Somerset.
Millfield provides a broad and balanced education which not only prepares students for public examinations but also gives them the confidence to achieve success throughout their adult lives. We believe that education should open doors, not close them by premature specialisation, and up to the age of 16 every student receives a rounded education in both Arts and Sciences.
Millfield offers an exceptionally wide range of courses which underpin the school's curriculum whilst still allowing students' programmes to be tailored to individual needs. An exciting range of vocational courses are also available in the Sixth Form, including BTECs and the Leiths Introductory Certificate.
Students are taught in small sets, made possible by our high staff to student ratio. Up to GCSE (or equivalent level), in order for every student to access an appropriate curriculum and make good progress, classes are banded by general ability and additional streaming takes place in English, Mathematics, Science and Languages.
Millfield linguists have scored highly in the annual United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO).
Being away from campus did not deter the pupils of Millfield Prep from taking part in World Book Day 2021. A full programme was provided for the whole school, with fun activities, competitions, lessons and challenges taking place all through the day.
On Wednesday evening, we were excited to host our latest online event, Millfield 80’s Rugby Reunion. We welcomed a fantastic panel of OM guest speakers hosted by John Mallett (1983-1988; Orchards), who is currently the Director of Rugby at Millfield: Sir Gareth Edwards (1964-1966; Millfield), Andrew Higginson (1961-1965; Shapwick), Rod Speed (1964-1966; Day), and former Millfield teacher and rugby coach, David Rosser. It was wonderful to hear all their rugby memories and stories.
This year’s Millfield Musician of the Year 2021 brought a delightful remote edition of the competition, which saw over 100 entries from students from all year groups. To adjudicate the competition, Millfield Music School welcomed Magdalen College School’s Director of Music Jon Cullen providing insightful feedback for each performance.