School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 2 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size Millfield is home to 995 boarders from 75 different nationalities whilst Millfield Prep cares for 135 boarders from 27 nations, who share all aspects of school life.
Bursaries Available

Scholarships are awarded for entry into Years 6, 7 and 8, 9 and the Lower Sixth (internal into Years 6 and 7 only). The maximum fee reduction is 10%.

Headteacher: Gavin Horgan (Millfield) Dan Thornburn (Millfield Prep)

Open Days & Events

Millfield and Millfield Prep hold open mornings in March, May and October each year. These mornings give visitors a chance to hear from Millfield Headmaster Gavin Horgan and Head of Millfield Prep Dan Thornburn, meet staff and students and enjoy a tour of the campus and facilities whilst finding out more about life at Millfield. Please book online.

Book for one of our open events here


Bursaries may be available for entry in cases where a student does not meet the requirements for a scholarship and where there is genuine financial need. Bursaries take the form of a fee reduction (of up to 100% in exceptional circumstances) to a level dependent on the parents’ financial resources.

Read more about our scholarships and bursaries here

Contact Details

Millfield School

Butleigh Road, BA16 0YD

Millfield is a leading co-educational boarding and day school, for ages 13-18, located in 240 acres of Somerset countryside in the UK. Millfield Prep School caters for younger pupils from two years old and full boarding is available from age 7. Millfield Prep was recently named the UK’s Independent Prep School of the Year.

Head's Welcome

Millfield is distinctively different. From its foundation in 1935 through to the present day the school has inspired generations of students to immerse themselves in The Millfield Way to discover their personal brilliance. Millfield has the resource and attitude to bring together key staff to provide an education and experience that honours the individual child at the centre. This doesn’t happen in other schools. Academic study, cultural and sporting endeavours set every student on the path to success.

Gavin Horgan – Headmaster

Millfield Prep School is an extraordinary place and provides children with exceptional, unparalleled opportunities. Whatever their passions, pupils can find something to fully immerse themselves in. Not only is every child seen and known as an individual, but Millfield also firmly believes that every child is brilliant – and it is our mission to help them discover their brilliance and then nurture it to the full. Outstanding pastoral care is at the core of everything. Kindness and consideration of others is central to all that we are and all that we do. Happy children thrive and succeed; and Millfield is full of success stories!

Dan Thornburn – Millfield Prep Headmaster


Founded in 1935, Millfield is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with 1325 students aged 13-18. Millfield Prep School caters for younger pupils from two years old and has full boarding available between the ages of 7-13. Set in over 400 acres of grounds, we offer a diverse range of subjects, sports, creative arts and activities, supported by outstanding facilities including an Olympic sized pool, equestrian centre, indoor golf and cricket centres, 350-seat concert hall, a theatre, art gallery and science centre. Our aim is to ensure every child can discover their brilliance across all aspects of school life. Students and staff live by the school values: Be Kind, Be Authentic, Be Disruptors, Be Curious and Be Brilliant. Millfield is home to 975 boarders from 75 different countries, whilst Millfield Prep cares for 135 boarders from 27 nations, who share all aspects of school life, offering a rich cultural diversity that all students and staff embrace and learn from. Millfield’s alumni include Olympic and Commonwealth gold medallist swimmer James Guy, Aston Villa and England footballer Tyrone Mings, Formula One racing driver Lando Norris and Singer-Songwriter Ella Eyre.

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