Millfield Prep, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LD
Tel: 01458 832446
Autumn term: 1 September – 6 December 2019
Spring term: 5 January – 27 March 2020
Summer term: 19 April – 26 June 2020
Age of pupils: 2 – 13 years
Number of pupils: 460
Fees per term: Day – £2,835 – £6,235
Boarding – £9,460
Occasional Boarding – £59 per night
Religious denomination: Inter-denominational
The curriculum: From Year 1 to Year 6, pupils are taught the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a topic based inquiry-led curriculum focusing on global themes and independent learning. From Year 6 onwards pupils have specialist subject teachers. Millfield Prep offers a broad and balanced curriculum including French, Spanish and Latin, design technology and food technology. Class sizes rarely exceed 16.
Extra curricular activities: Millfield Prep offers 25 sports, art, pottery, music and drama, alongside over 130 clubs which are nearly all free. Popular clubs include bushcraft, chess, clay shooting, climbing, fencing, golf, kit car, Mandarin, sailing and trampolining.
Pastoral care: Pastoral care is at the heart of the school with an approach that involves all staff. Healthy eating is important to us, alongside wellbeing and medical care. The inspection report and parents rate the boarding provision as ‘excellent’. They have 120 full time boarders from over 20 nationalities and also offer occasional and flexi-boarding options. Boarders live in five homely and spacious houses – three boys’ houses and two girls’ houses. They enjoy a busy programme of weekday evening and weekend activities, including trips to Bristol, amusement parks, the seaside, theatre and cinema and plenty of space on campus to explore, use the pool, play tennis or go karting.
Name of Principal: Mrs Shirley Shayler
Outstanding characteristics: Millfield Prep’s strength lies in the belief that every child is an individual. With world class facilities and resources, the school’s aim to give every child the maximum opportunity to find their individual strengths and aim for excellence. The outstanding facilities include an equestrian centre, an art and design centre, music school, recital hall, golf course, 25m indoor pool, and tennis courts.