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.

Meet Deputy Head (Academic) Alexandra Haydon

Millfield Sixth Form pupils in an A level Psychology lesson


Explore our range of GCSE and A level Courses

Millfield pupils in a Learning Support lesson

Enrichment and Support

Learn about academic enrichment opportunities and our Learning Support Centre


Millfield pupils dissect a heart during a biology lesson

Academic Video

Watch a video on Millfield's academic provision


View what grades Millfield students achieved at GCSE and A level

Millfield's Other Olympians: Academic Webinar

Academic News

MPS Guest Speakers

On Saturday, we enjoyed hosting our latest online event, which was a Millfield Prep School (Edgarley) reunion. EOMs from the 50s, 60s and 70s attended the event and we had a fantastic panel of guest speakers. Current Headmistress of Millfield Prep School, Shirley Shayler, and Heads of School, Will and Matilda, joined us, as well as two OMs who went to Edgarley in the 50s and 60s, Ingrid Marsh (1965-67; Edgarley, 1967-72; Day) and Christopher Tillson (1954-58; Edgarley, 1958-63; Day & Shapwick).

Read More about Headmistress of Millfield Prep School, Shirley Shayler, current students and two EOMs host our latest online reunion