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Three Upper Sixth Millfield swimmers and two recent leavers have been chosen for the Swim England National Junior Squad for the 2020-21 season.

Upper Sixth students Joseph Deighan (1500m Freestyle), William Ellington (200m Breaststroke) and Tatiana Tostevin (100m Backstroke) have been named as some of the most promising English athletes of the future.

evening recital millfield music

Amongst our thriving calendar of events, our fifth event in nine days saw our second Evening Recital. After having an enjoyable concert last Monday, this concert featured an array of students playing some remarkable repertoire to reflect the immense talent these students inhabit, as well as the mere popularity of performance opportunity within the music department.

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Millfield Transform a Life x #TOGETHER FUND Ambassador, Kait Weston, reveals why she chose to support Goal 14: Life Below Water

Kait Weston, the Deputy Head of Pastoral at Millfield, is one of our Millfield Transform a Life x #TOGETHER FUND ambassadors this term. Kait chose to support Goal 14: Life Below Water, as she actively supports the conservation of the oceans, seas and marine resources, and the promotion of their sustainable use and development.

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Millfield Year 10 student Oliver wins Millfield Biology Photography Competition 2020

Millfield Year 10 student Oliver Reynolds has been named as the overall winner of the Millfield Biology Photography Competition 2020, with his close-up image of a bee.

The Millfield Biology Photography Competition invites students at both Millfield and Millfield Prep, staff and the wider community to submit photographs on a particular theme, with this year’s theme named as ‘Conservation’.

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Millfield BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship student Ailbe Bartlett has been awarded the Highly Commended prize of £1000 and a full mentoring programme from BBC Dragons' Den star Peter Jones CBE after reaching the final of the Peter Jones Foundation National Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

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football

Millfield footballers took part in a professional development session with former Championship league management duo Lee Johnson and Jamie McAllister. The students were able to experience a simulation of a professional training session, including structured practices and games, strategy presentations and a Q&A with the managers.

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OM Alison Oliver awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list

OM Alison Oliver (1987-1989; Warner) has recently been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list for all the work she has done for the Youth Sport Trust. This achievement is the third highest ranking award in the Order of the British Empire and is bestowed on individuals who have contributed significantly to important services in society. 

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Senior Music Open Musicians' Platform Millfield

Millfield’s first evening concert in the Johnson Hall brought us The Open Musicians’ Platform to kick start the academic year. This concert is made for our intermediate students, between grades four to seven where we saw a great range of repertoire from various genres and instrumentation take stage, as well as some students performing for the first time in front of a socially distanced audience, as well as viewers at home via the live stream on Millfield’s Senior School YouTube Channel.

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Duke of Edinburgh Millfield

Millfield School’s Outdoor Department has seen 108 students complete their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh award qualifying expeditions in a safe environment during the first half of the 2020 Autumn Term, despite current COVID-19 restrictions in some regions.

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Old Millfieldian Edward Chudleigh (1993-1996; Shapwick) presented a talk to Millfield BTEC Art students on the links between engineering and art and how he has used art technology to develop his new sustainable energy machine, Genesis2, and created thousands of PPE face shields for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Millfield appoints international event rider Mel Wilder to lead Equestrian Sports programme

Millfield has appointed accomplished event rider Mel Wilder as Equestrian Sports Programme Manager, beginning in September 2020. Mel will work with Millfield’s newly titled Chief Coach Danny Anholt, who has been the Director of Equestrian Sports at Millfield since 2000, to help evolve and develop a new approach for equestrian and education at Millfield School.

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Millfield GCSE students receive Centre Assessed results in exceptional exam year

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.

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Millfield Sixth Former Benjamin signs for Audi for the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup

Millfield Lower Sixth student Benjamin Goethe has begun a career in professional motorsport after signing for Belgian Audi Club team WRT for the GT (Grand Touring) World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, a four-round series which began in Imola, Italy and runs until Autumn 2020.

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exam results

Millfield students are celebrating their achievements today following an extraordinary year with no public summer exams.

Despite the difficulties with A level results this year, it has been fantastic to see Millfield students’ achievements and we are thrilled to finish with 42% of grades at A* or A and 73% of all A levels graded at a B or higher.

 

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“Millfield changed my life:” how a Polish student achieved her dreams of an education with the help of former local MP and a Somerset independent school

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.

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Millfield student pursues Events Management and starts own company after illuminating Somerset landmark during global pandemic

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.

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Millfield School appoints former Championship Coach and Head of Performance & Recruitment as Director of Football

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.

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Rhys Miller

Millfield Music scholar Rhys is performing for thousands online during his self-produced ‘Corona Sessions’ live stream music event on Facebook and Instagram.

The  Year 10 student plays classic and contemporary rock, metal and blues covers on his social media channels, as well as featuring on numerous online open mic nights in London and Hereford.

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Eloise Year 9 community

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. 

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Students enjoy Biology Symposium

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. 

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Rugby internationals

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.

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Joe Root Academy

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. 

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Year 9 Swimmer Adam Graham

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.

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Exam results 2019

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.

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