Somerset, United Kingdom

Millfield is an inspirational school where pupils are celebrated for who they are, and encouraged to reach their personal best.

Ages taught:

13 — 18

School size:

739 boys, 505 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum


Mr James Postle

Job title:


Accreditations and memberships:

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School Website

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Established in 1935 by ‘Boss’ Meyer with six princes from India, Millfield has evolved to become the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with over 1200 pupils, 75% of whom are full boarders. To achieve this growth – from a small rural school to an international, multi-faith school welcoming young people from all backgrounds and over 65 nationalities – took vision, determination and positivity. These are characteristics we continue to nurture and encourage in our pupils.

Millfield Senior Campus Tour

Senior management

Mr Gavin Horgan - Headmaster

Photo galleries

School description

We know that size brings opportunity. Quite simply, the breadth and depth of our offer is unmatched anywhere else in the UK: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, golf course and equestrian centre; a wonderful concert hall, theatre, art gallery and music centre; and a hi-tech chemistry block. From theatre, art and fashion to sport and science, we enable our pupils to follow their passions, all supported by expert teaching. With a ratio of 1 staff member to every 6.5 children, each individual pupil has the support they need, wherever their talents may lie.


Millfield Senior Boarding Tour

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 02/09/18 - 07/12/18
  • 06/01/19 - 29/03/19
  • 23/04/19 - 28/06/19
  • 2017/2018
  • 02/09/19 - 07/12/19
  • 06/01/20 - 27/03/20
  • 20/04/20 - 26/06/20

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum


Admission process:

Our largest intake for pupils is at 13+ into Year 9 when we welcome 200 new pupils to the school. There are also spaces for about 35 pupils per year to join our Year 10. By completing a Registration Form, you are showing a firm expression of interest and this is the first step towards securing a place at Millfield.

School Open Days:

02/03/2019; 04/05/2019

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)

Secondary Day:


Sixth form:



Full boarding:


Sixth form boarding:




Mr James Postle

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School news & events


United Kingdom


Butleigh Road, Street



Post/Zip Code:

BA16 0YD

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