Millfield students are celebrating their achievements today following an extraordinary year with no public summer exams.
Against a backdrop of downgraded results nationally, Millfield students have seen a significant rise in those attaining the highest grades. (2019 30% of AL grades were A* or A, 2020 34%)
At Millfield, 99% of grades are as assessed by the school or one grade different compared to 97% at other schools across the UK (according to the government), meaning that Millfield has seen significantly less variation than will be the case at schools across the country.
Millfield Upper Sixth student Omar Khaled El Dokani has been named as one of the youngest CEOs in the world after founding and establishing his own professional networking company, InterJoin, which is currently valued at 3.75 million USD.
Millfield Upper Sixth Sam Krolikowski has achieved his dreams of studying to become a doctor after gaining a place on Queen Mary University of London’s Medicine Programme with the help of Millfield’s Learning Support Centre (LSC).
After using his stage management experience from school to illuminate local landmark Glastonbury Tor on Thursday evenings after the national clap for carers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Millfield Upper Sixth student Sam Wardell from Glastonbury is now going on study part-time in Events Management at the Events Academy in London, as well as starting his own events company.
Millfield Upper Sixth student Lucie Gonder has gained a place at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins’ School of Art after studying BTEC Art & Design along with an A level in Product Design from Millfield School in Somerset.
An eighteen-year-old student from Poland has gone from arriving in England with barely a word of English to a promising career in Nuclear or Aerospace Engineering, thanks to a former local Somerset MP and leading Somerset independent school, Millfield in Street.
Millfield School has appointed Darren Robinson as Director of Football, starting in September 2020. Darren joins Millfield with a wealth of experience in Professional Football as a coach and coach developer across senior, academy pathway and grassroots football.
Millfield recent leaver Will Joseph has been selected as one of only seven promising future stars for the 20-21 London Irish Senior Academy. Will follows in the footsteps of his brother, England and Bath Rugby centre Jonathan ‘JJ’ Joseph, who is also a former Millfield student, towards a career in professional rugby.
Former Millfield Head Boy Jack Dickens, who now works as the international editor for the Reaction newspaper, joined Millfield Politics Certificate students to give a talk on how we, as a society, think about the coronavirus.
Millfield Rugby lock and back row forward Ewan rom Street, Somerset, has been named as one of only seven players from the Bath Rugby U18 Academy to progress to the senior academy, continuing his progress towards a professional career in the sport.
Millfield Upper Sixth student Jackson has received early acceptance offers from two of the top business schools in Canada, The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and the Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Millfield’s premiere chamber choir, Camerata, joined together with talented musicians from Somerset Sinfonia to pay tribute to key workers during the coronavirus outbreak with a heart-warming rendition of Tim Rice and Elton John’s Lion King classic ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’.
Upper Sixth student Sam has been using his stage management experience from school to illuminate local landmark Glastonbury Tor on Thursday evenings after the national clap for carers. For the blue tribute to key workers, Sam places two small LED lights at the tower, with the effects visible for miles around.
OM Ed Jackson (2002-07; Walton) has raised over £30,000 for Wings for Life, Forever Friends Appeal and Neverest Orthopaedics by climbing the height of Everest on his parents’ staircase in just four days.
Millfield School’s new school 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 Sixth Form student Yuhka has been named as one of the top young mathematical minds in Europe after placing second out of 195 contestants from 53 countries in the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad.
Sixth Form Millfield BTEC Business and Entrepreneurship students Ailbe Bartlett and Louis Chapman have made it through to the semi-finals of the Peter Jones Foundation National Entrepreneur of the Year competition with their eco-friendly sustainable business ideas.
A Millfield School teacher and student have joined together to create a ‘Listening Archive’ that encapsulates stories from people on lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak all over the world, allowing future audiences to hear history first hand.
Staff, students, Old Millfieldians and parents from Millfield School and the South West School of Dance in Street, Somerset have sewed over 50 sets of personal protective equipment scrubs and protective bags for local key workers battling the coronavirus outbreak on the front line.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Old Millfieldians (OMs) across the UK have been working within their industries to help educate the public, create vital personal protective equipment and delivering Easter eggs to key workers during the outbreak.
Design and Technology staff at Millfield School in Street, Somerset, have used the school’s laser cutters to create personal protective equipment for NHS and local council workers tackling the Coronavirus on the front line.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Milfield students played an active role in Street’s ‘Discover your Community’ Day by representing a dementia charity and interviewing local entrepreneur and Glastonbury Festival co-founder, Michael Eavis.
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.
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.
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’.
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 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 Musicians are delighted to have achieved places at some of the country’s top universities. Upper Sixth pupils Elenice Andrews, Isabelle Barber, Florence Lunnon, William Renwick and Gregory Wills have gained places at Birmingham University, Royal Holloway and Durham University, among others.
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.