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Millfield Prep School

Millfield Prep, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LD
Tel: 01458 832446, web: millfieldschool.com

Name of principal: Mr Dan Thornburn

Age of pupils: 7 – 13 Number of pupils: 442

Fee structure: Boarding students: (Full and weekly) (Years 3-8) £10,085 per term
Day students: Year 3 – £3,825 per term
Year 4 – £4,370 per term
Year 5 – £4,915 per term
Year 6 – £5,465 per term
Years 7 & 8 – £6,615 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. 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.

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. Sports facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, golf course and equestrian centre. Purpose-built music department with recital hall and newly refurbished assembly hall/theatre. High levels of individual attention are central to achieving the school’s aims. Class sizes rarely exceed 16.