Millfield News

House Chamber Choirs perform virtually for 2020 House Song

Representatives from day and boarding houses came together in a revised format to perform classic hits as part of the annual House Song competition, amended this year in line with social distancing and Covid-19 secure guidance.

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Millfield Upper Sixth student Yuka Machino was the highest placed female competitor in the world at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held online this September.  She was the only female to win a gold medal and was placed 22nd out of 616 competitors, each one the very best from their country.

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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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