Millfield Prep School

Millfield Prep,
Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LD
Tel: 01458 832446, web:

Name of principal: Mr Dan Thornburn

Age of pupils: 7 – 13 Number of pupils: 442 (135 full time boarders)

Fee structure: Boarding students: (Full and weekly) (Years 3-8) £11,650 per term
Day students: Year 3 – £4,375 per term, Year 4 – £5,005 per term, Year 5 – £5,625 per term, Year 6 – £6,255 per term Years 7 & 8 – £7,570 per term

Religious denomination: Although assemblies are Christian, they focus on common ideas and values held by the world’s great religions, and by those of no faith.

The curriculum: English and Maths, as well as Sciences, Humanities and Art through the inquiry-based International Primary Curriculum until Year 6. Year 7 and 8 pupils study the Millfield Brilliance Curriculum which continues into Year 9. Other subjects include Languages, Food Technology, Design and Technology, ICT, Music, Drama and PE.

Extra curricular activities: With a broad, balanced sports programme, tailored to the individual, the school prepares children for a lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity, promoting confidence, health and wellbeing. Whether through art, music or drama, the arts instructors enable students to enjoy creative freedom.

Pastoral care: Millfield sees the pastoral care and needs of the children as central to their success and personal development. There are four main areas of pastoral care that are provided to every student: Emotional, Social, Intellectual and Physical. Staff, both day and boarding, work together to ensure that every child’s individual needs are met. The introduction of the new Wellbeing Curriculum aims to educate Year 7 and 8 pupils about their mental health and wellbeing through a series of activities such as Yoga, Movement to Music, Alfresco Pursuits and Meditation.

Outstanding characteristics: The school provides world-class resources, opportunities and teaching for children to discover their brilliance and to achieve their full potential. From the moment they arrive, children develop their character, resilience, relationships, abilities, skills and knowledge, supported by the school values: Be Challengers, Be Curious, Be Kind, Be You and Be Brilliant.