Millfield Preparatory School

Somerset, United Kingdom

Millfield Prep and Pre-Prep, Somerset, a leading independent co-educational boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-13. It is the feeder school for Millfield School.

Ages taught:

2 — 13

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum


Sally Garland Jones

Job title:

Tutor for Admissions

Accreditations and memberships:

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School Website

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The Government’s Independent Schools Inspectorate observed that Millfield Prep ”pupils’ attitudes to their work and learning are excellent”. In addition, the Good Schools Guide review states that Millfield Prep is “a happy school with genuine excitement on every level”. These words are music to our ears. We know that if we can create a positive environment then our children will be enthusiastic about learning, develop resilience and strive for excellence. Of course, kindling their enthusiasm is just the beginning. We are delighted to offer the facilities of a large institution, but remain always focused on the individual. With small class sizes, normally 10–16, we really get to know each child and enable them to pursue their individual passions.

Millfield Prep Campus Tour

Senior management

Shirley Shayler - Headmistress

School description

We pride ourself on providing an exceptional, all-round education that enables each child to try everything on offer, to find out what they really enjoy and are good at.  The capacity to engage pupils at many different levels is central to life at Millfield and we offer countless opportunities across many different learning contexts both inside and outside the classroom. Talented and committed staff work with our pupils to achieve these ends.

The school is grounded in the strength of relationships that are the bedrock of all great communities.  Millfield is tremendously diverse in terms of the academic, cultural and sporting backgrounds of its pupils, and we celebrate this diversity.

Our strength has always been based around the belief that every child is an individual and the school aims to put the child at the heart of everything it does. Set in our 160 acres of grounds the world class resources and facilities,  include a recital hall, an art, design and technology centre and five science laboratories; a golf course, equestrian centre, 25-metre swimming pool and a shooting range. Whether it’s theatre or music, mathematics or languages, food technology or science, we set the stage for excellence.

Just like our pupils, we are always learning and innovating too. We fully embrace new technology and use iPads to make classes more engaging and inspiring. We are also utilising the teaching of mindfulness to promote pupil health and wellbeing.


Millfield Prep Boarding Tour

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 04/09/17 - 08/12/17
  • 26/01/18 - 29/03/18
  • 22/05/18 - 29/06/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

Sports and extra-curricular activities


All children, irrespective of their particular sporting talents, are encouraged to represent the school in fixtures on a regular basis. Each term we run approximately 40 regular school teams and pupils can try out a number of different activities through our extensive Clubs programme.
Each week all year groups spend at least 3.5 hours within the curriculum on PE, games or individual sports, which includes two PE lessons per week delivered by five full time specialists.


Admission process:

If you would like to consider a place at Millfield Prep School for your child, the first thing to do is either attend an Open Day or book to come and visit us. We would be delighted to give you a tour of the school and if you think your child would enjoy Millfield, you can formally apply for a place by returning a completed Registration Form and Fee.

School Open Days:

07/10/2017; 03/03/2018; 05/05/2018

Bursaries and scholarships


If a scholarship has been awarded, parents in genuine financial need can also apply for a means-tested bursary.


A small number of Headmaster Scholarships may carry reductions of up to 50% in recognition of exceptional excellence in a particular area or areas.

Fees (Annual)





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Weekly boarding:


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Sally Garland Jones

Job title:

Tutor for Admissions

School news & events


United Kingdom


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