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Welcome to Millfield School

Millfield is an amazing place!  From its foundation in 1935 through to the present day the school has inspired generations of pupils to immerse themselves in academic study, cultural and sporting endeavours to express their intellectual, creative and physical potential. The school has enabled independent minded pupils to develop confidence and maturity, making the most of their futures and succeeding in all walks of life. 

Sitting at the forefront of our ethos is our belief in the goodness of young people, the importance of conversation and care within the school community; secure in the challenges that Millfield provides:

  • A rich learning community where aspiring to excellence in each domain; academic, co-curricular and sport, is the norm
  • Richness of relationships and the power of conversation; creating connectedness, memories and friendships that can last a lifetime
  • Respect for the quiet confidence of those less forthright yet committed to achieve
  • Outstanding facilities and a staff: pupil ratio of 1: 6.5 where each pupil is supported by a community of teachers, coaches and houseparents
  • Sophisticated use of digital technology for learning where pupils benefit from its use, but equally understand their responsibilities

We all want what is best for our children. I hope that you will enjoy our expression of what Millfield offers and I look forward to welcoming you to the school.

Mr Craig Considine, Headmaster


About us

Founding Principles

Millfield is one of the leading independent schools in the UK.  Founded in 1935, the school has transformed itself from a mid-sized school into the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK. Millfield is comprehensive in intake with pupils’ academic ability covering a broad spectrum. From its establishment with six princes brought from India, the school continues to enjoy a ‘mix’ of pupils who come together to create a rich culture, imbued with an international mindedness that pervades all that is undertaken.

Over the past decade Millfield has benefited from continued and significant investment in facilities.  A new Sports Pavilion has opened in September 2014 at the Prep School offering 360 degree views across its sporting facilities and work is underway on a new Equestrian XC course, designed by Adrian Ditcham. 

Millfield’ provides significant public benefit through its charitable status and the provision of scholarships and bursaries to talented young people. The philanthropic tradition of ensuring families of wealth support those less able to afford school fees has assured many generations of children, who otherwise would not have been able to attend Millfield, of an outstanding education. Exceptional pupils have excelled at Millfield through academic, art, drama, music, sport and chess scholarship awards.

This philosophy extends to the broader community. Pupils and staff are involved in fundraising for international, national and local charities and community projects.  A whole school co-curricular programme engages all pupils with experiences of contributing to the local community, while developing their individual roles as active and conscientious participants in the community.


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information


  • A: Millfield Sixth Form
    • Address:
    • Millfield School
    • Butleigh Road
    • Somerset
    • Street
    • BA16 0YD
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01458442291
    • More information:
    • By Rail 

      Rail users may travel to Castle Cary (12 miles), Bath (30 miles), Bristol (29 miles) or Yeovil Junction (19 miles).

      By Road

      From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8 and join the A303 westwards and then the B3151 for Millfield

      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.