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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 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.

“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 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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