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 Physics students Tomotaka and Alibek received Gold awards in the latest national British Physics Olympiad exams. Their scores of 80% and 78% respectively put them within the top 1% of the 3000 students nationally taking the exam.
On 10 March, over two-hundred singers comprised of students, staff, and members of the community gathered to perform a stunning rendition of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle.
Millfield is teaming up with England Test Captain Joe Root and the “R66T Academy”, in an exclusive deal which will bring the world-class cricket programme to Somerset. The partnership creates the opportunity for young players from across the UK to attend the R66T academy coaches at the school’s facilities in Street, Somerset, for courses during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.
Millfield student Eloise Whitehouse has created a support network for 68 residents at four local care homes in Somerset who are in lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Thirteen-year-old Eloise from Keinton Mandeville is helping to co-ordinate messages and activities for residents in The Tudors in Glastonbury, Beech Tree House in Keinton Mandeville, Avalon Court in Butleigh, and Friarn House in Bridgwater.
Millfield students send video messages of support to local care home
Millfield Dance students performed their annual Dance Show to camera under challenging conditions in Millfield's Meyer Theatre.
Sport updates from Millfield Sports Departments from March 2020.
Millfield Football’s boys’ first team have taken home the International Schools’ Football Assocation cup for the fifth time.
Millfield students have scored in the top 5% nationally in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
Millfield welcomed over 200 students from 11 visiting state and independent schools alike including Huish Sixth, Sherborne School for Girls and Wellington School as well as 200 of our A level students for our 27th Annual Biology and Psychology Symposium. Over 20 key speakers were welcomed to hold lectures and workshops across a multitude of topics within Biology and Psychology.
Millfield students enjoyed taking part in British Science Week. There were several events put on for the students to enjoy whilst importantly building their awareness around science.
The GCSE Drama Scripted Showcase was a vibrant evening of high-energy acting, in which our Year 11 Drama students performed monologues and duologues before a visiting examiner.
Upper Sixth students Oliver Burrows, Dan John, Ewan Richards, Will Joseph and Tom Cowan have all received call ups for the English and Welsh national squads for either the U18 or U20 age groups. For the first time in 11 years, Millfield Rugby has five international age grade rugby players in its first team.
The last time the team featured more international age grade players was 2009, a golden year that included England prop Mako Vunipola, Bath and England’s Jonathan Joseph, Great Britain Seven’s Ollie Lindsey-Hague, Ireland’s Rhys Ruddock and Bath’s Chris Cook.
Building work is now completed on Millfield's state of the art indoor Golf and Cricket Centres on campus.
Millfield Sixth Form student Yuhka has won a bronze medal and honourable mention at the 2020 Romanian Master of Mathematics Competition in Bucharest, in February.
Sport updates from Millfield Sport Departments from February 2020
Millfield has been accredited as a Bronze Rights Respecting School with UNICEF UK, meaning that the school is recognised as a safe and inspiring place for students to learn to be responsible, active citizens.
After a week of heats, the finalists assembled for the Millfield Musician of the Year Instrumental Final on Thursday 13th February, adjudicated by Jonathan Newell, with accompaniments by Mrs Kirsty Barry and Mr John Boyle.
Millfield has launched a new GCSE Dance programme beginning in September 2020. The GCSE programme, which is open to students in Year 10 and Year 11, follows three strands of learning; performance, choreography and dance appreciation.
Millfield Sixth Former, Ned St Johnston Winton, recently joined UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson in northern Brazil to highlight the growing Venezuelan migrant crisis that is seeing thousands of children and families flee their homeland in search of support.
Millfield swimmer Adam Graham has completed a 10km sponsored swim in aid of three charities responding to the Australian wildfires and has raised an astounding $9,655. The money will be donated to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service, and the Australian Red Cross to support their response to the devastating wildfires in Australia.
Millfield mathematicians have made history taking part in the UK Mathematics Trust’s, National Senior Team Maths Challenge for the first time.
Millfield welcomed well-known Historians to take part in this year’s annual History conference.
Millfield Netballer Olivia Ralph has been selected for the U19 National Swiss team and U17 Team Bath NPL squad.
On Saturday 1st February students, staff and audience gathered for the Contemporary Final of the Millfield Musician of the Year Competition, 2020; adjudicated by Miss Sarah Graves, and Mr Peter Wood.
In athletics, Lower Sixth Lucy-Jane M has been selected for the British Athletics Olympic & Paralympic Futures programme for 2020. She is one of only 46 National athletes that have been selected for this opportunity. Read more.
Monday 27th January saw the Vocal Final of the Millfield Musician of the year competition. After nearly 6 hours of auditions throughout the week, fifteen candidates made it through to the final, adjudicated by tenor, conductor, and educator Mr Edward Goater.
Millfield footballer Lily Macfarlane has been selected for the Yeovil Town Ladies U16 academy.
Millfield Headmaster Gavin Horgan urged school leaders to give teachers the 'licence to let go' of standardised tests and to foster originality of thought and creativity through radical curriculum rethink at this year’s BETT Show in London.
Two Millfield Upper Sixth students have received offers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to study Mathematics.
Lower Sixth Student Catrin Roy has been selected for the Welsh Netball U21 Squad.
Promising Millfield Lower Sixth hurdler Lucy-Jane Matthews from Wiltshire is on course for Olympic selection after being selected to compete in her first national event as part of the senior England team in the 60m hurdles at the Élan Indoor Athletics Meeting in Bratislava at the end of January.
Millfield’s chamber choir Camerata have been named as one of the top Senior choirs in the country after reaching the finals of the Barnardo’s Senior Choir of the Year 2020.
Millfield Lower Sixth student Ella Porter has been selected for the Wales Netball Senior Squad for 2020.
Musicians from across all year groups had the opportunity to work with Junior Academy (Royal Academy of Music) teacher and violinist Debbie Diamond in a Masterclass on the Baroque period.
Millfield has become one of the first schools in the UK to appoint a full-time Triathlon Coach as the multi-discipline sport grows in popularity.
In the first week of the holidays a group of 12 riders travelled to South Africa to enjoy a week of culture, fresh air and safari. The group arrived at a beautiful game lodge where they were able to ride out on horseback in small groups every day to spot animals such as giraffe, zebra, ostrich and crocodiles.
Millfield has appointed Edward James as Head of Sixth Form, beginning in January 2020.
Four female Millfield football players have been selected for the ISFA.
Millfield Drama presented a festive favourite for this year's Senior Play. The thespians performed ‘A Christmas Carol’, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic by John Mortimer.
A round up of sport achievements from Millfield covering November 2019
Millfield is excited to announce that it is launching its own brand of student and staff sports kit made from recycled fabrics that reuse plastics retrieved from the ocean.
The Millfield Parliament Week in November was filled with debates in group tutor, teachers debating in front of students and voting. The events culminated in a visit from Baroness Floella Benjamin who spoke to students across the whole school.
Millfield Upper Sixth student Strabo Newman has been awarded the top prize in the Edgar Jones Philosophy Essay competition run by St Peter’s College, Oxford.
Millfield has won the award for Independent School of the Year for offering the best experience for its international students at the 2019 Independent Schools of the Year Awards.
The final of the Senior Debating Competition saw a clash of the titans between girls’ and boys’ day houses The Lakes and Great House. The motion for the final was ‘This House believes the risks outweigh the rewards of Artificial Intelligence’.
Millfield has become the latest Hub location for the Soldi-sponsored Team Bath Netball Futures Pathway, developing the next generation of netball talent in the South West.
This year’s sixth form German trip led five Millfield Lower and Upper Sixth students to contemporary, cultural and vibrant Zürich, Switzerland’s largest city, to experience Swiss German and culture at first hand.
Six Millfield students scored in the top 4% of all results globally in the College Board SAT in October. The SAT is a US university admissions examination that is taken by a large number of candidates across the globe each year.
Millfield student Jen Sykes has been selected by British Cycling for the regional development squad in sprint cycling.
A Millfield fencer and two coaches have been selected to take part in a year-long mentoring programme with The True Athlete Project (TAP), in partnership with British Fencing.
On Saturday evening, students and guests gathered for the first Johnson Sessions of the year. Following an afternoon of sound checks, over twenty acts gathered eager to perform.
A round-up of sport at Millfield for October 2019
In mid-October, all thirty-two members of Millfield’s premier chamber choir, Camerata, along with eight staff, set off for a weekend of singing around the college chapels of Cambridge University.
Millfield School in Somerset has officially launched its Combined Cadet Force (CCF) programme partnered with St Dunstan’s School in Glastonbury with an inspection from Major General Ben Bathurst CBE.
Millfield Headmaster Gavin Horgan has urged the government to reform the exams process in British schools, as the current format “restricts dyslexic learners.”
Millfield Upper Sixth swimmer Sophia has committed to attend the University of Virginia in the US next year.
Forty-nine Millfield football players and a team of six staff embarked on a tour of South Africa during the 2019 summer holidays to prepare for the upcoming season.
Millfield pupils are celebrating record GCSE results across 34 subjects, with 84% of grades being 9-5 (A*-B).
Millfield Upper Sixth pupil Rachel Anderson has made history as the first female swimmer from the school to be selected to compete for Team GB at the FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest this August.
Millfield is expanding its Year 9 programme with a specialised Outdoor Adventure module, featuring new exciting excursions, camps and international trips.
Millfield’s Junior Team have won the title at Hickstead’s Hurst College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships, in the Junior Division for their fifth time in the event’s history.
Millfield has launched its new concept ‘The Millfield Way’ with a dynamic new video.
Millfield pupils are celebrating today after achieving a record high 12% A* or equivalent grade at A Level, Pre-U and BTEC. Millfield’s A*- A grades or equivalent are 34%, this is against a national decline in top grades with the national average for this year at 25.5%. 37 pupils achieved 3 or more A grades or equivalent with one pupil, Candice Lam, gaining an excellent 4 A* grades.
Millfield Deputy Head Groundsman Colin Ashman from Street, who has worked for the school for over 25 years, has achieved an A* grade in his A level English Literature course with the help of teachers, learning support staff and pupils from the school.
A Millfield Year 11 pupil has been named as one of the top young mathematicians in Europe after winning the only gold medal as part of the UK team at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad.