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.
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.
Millfield Sixth Form hurdler Lucy-Jane Matthews from Salisbury broke celebrated British Olympian Sally Gunnell’s 36-year British age 17 100m hurdle record at the 2020 British Championships in Manchester.
Millfield recent leavers and rugby stars Oliver Burrows and Dan John have signed contracts with Exeter Chiefs for the 2020-21 season.
Dr Alexei Parakhonyak, a current Professor of Economics at Lincoln College Oxford University, presented a talk for Millfield Economics students on how the internet has reshaped competition in retail markets.
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.
Millfield student Lily Della Valle from Shepton Mallet has won the Marie Curie Young Supporter of the Year as recognition for her outstanding fundraising and support in her local community.
Millfield School is launching an exciting campaign, Millfield Transform a Life x #TOGETHER FUND, to raise vital funds for bursaries to enable talented children to access a transformational education.
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.
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.
Three Millfield music scholars have received confirmed offers to study Music at the University of Manchester, one of the top UK universities for music. Music scholars Rowan Wilson from North Wootton, Harvey Morland from Ashcott and Cameron Murray from London have all received offers to study Music at University of Manchester in September 2020.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Students at Millfield in Somerset have raised a total of £10,000 for UK charities including the Somerset NHS Foundation, MIND UK, CALM and St Margaret's Hospice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millfield BTEC Business and Entrepreneurship student Ailbe has made it through as one of only five finalists in the national Peter Jones Foundation National Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
On Thursday 18 June, The OM Society hosted its first virtual event. The webinar was based on how to make a CV stand out - mainly aimed at the Class of 2020 and OMs under the age of 30.
Millfield students and staff celebrated the School’s second annual Identity and Inclusion Week online as part of its Pastoral programme during the month of June.
Lockdown has not quelled the Millfield spirit, with the annual celebration of our Upper Sixth Media students’ fabulous work hosted virtually at the end of June as part of a YouTube premiere.
Millfield Upper Sixth students studying Photography, BTEC Art and Design, Art, Product Design and Food Science have received a range of offers from the UK’s top universities for further education.
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.
Politics student Maddie outlines British educator and contemporary historian Sir Anthony Seldon's lecture on leadership in times of crisis.
Millfield Sixth Form student Yuhka has been selected for one of only six places in the UK team for the 2020 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
Millfield Sixth Form student Polly has placed as a runner up out of over 500 entrants in The Oxford Scientist essay competition, run by students at Oxford University.
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’.
Millfield students have the opportunity to take part in over 55 different Millfield Activity Programmes from their homes in a new virtual MAP offer.
Millfield students have been able to hear from over 35 experts from fields including academia, professional music and sport as part of their remote learning programme.
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.
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.
A thousand of the most vulnerable school children and their families in Somerset will receive free weekly food parcels from independent co-educational boarding school, Millfield, in Street.
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.
Millfield and Millfield Prep students Freddie and Harry have helped their family set up a food delivery service that provides fresh fruit and vegetables to key workers and vulnerable self-isolators.
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.
Five Millfield students have received a record number of offers to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine at UK universities.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 Biology and Psychology students were lucky enough to attend a lecture led by Dr Joseph Jebelli, British neuroscientist and acclaimed author.
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 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 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.
Millfield welcomed BBC’s The One Show to school on the first day of the spring term to film with Head Boy, Yuriel Kpalobi and staff and friends.