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Victory at UKMT Team Maths Challenge



Millfield hosted the South West region of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge where 27 teams competed, each hoping to get the opportunity to be the region’s...>>

South African exchange - a thriving tradition

Boarding & Day


James and Travis spent the last five weeks with us as part of an exchange programme between Millfield Prep and Selborne Primary School in East London, South Africa. They have been a pleasure to...>>

Year 7 enthused by cross-curricular Spain Day



Year 7 pupils came off their usual timetable and were treated to a host of different Spanish themed workshops that made up ‘Spain Day’.

Miss McConnell got the day started with a...>>

Experiencing life as a World War II evacuee

Boarding & Day


Year 6 spent the day in the guise of World War II evacuees, experiencing what life might have been like for children their age back then. They each had a tag and ration book, which allowed them a...>>

Author workshop in captivating stories



Author Olivia Tuffin came in for some workshops with Year 8 and talked about balancing her busy life as an author, wife, mother, horse fanatic and farmer.

She provided some great advice on...>>

Somerset County swimming stars

Sport & Activities


Over three exhilarating weekends, our squad swimmers took to the Olympic-sized pool at Millfield to compete in the Somerset County Championships.

Culminating in scooping the 'Top Junior...>>

Year 3 experience Whatley Quarry



Year 3 had a fantastic trip out to the Earth Science Centre, incorporating a trip down into Whatley Quarry, one of the largest working limestone quarries in Europe. This was to enhance our science...>>

Boarders celebrate international traditions

Boarding & Day


The girls in Hollies celebrated with a Chinese New Year themed dinner in house recently. They made decorations during the afternoon and adorned the kitchen with lanterns and dragons before a...>>

Rock and Pop spectacular

Creative Arts


Last Friday night brought back the eagerly awaited Rock and Pop concert. Weeks of preparation and hard work culminated in exciting and polished performances from all the pupils involved....>>

Safer Internet Day promotes good online etiquette



On Tuesday 9 February, Year 6 got together to discuss the many advantages of the internet. The main topic of debate was how we conduct ourselves online and how we can show kindness and respect to...>>

Fencers qualify for British Youth Championships

Sport & Activities


There have been some excellent performances by Millfield Prep fencers in Regional Championships over the last two weeks. Of particular note are Charlotte Taylor - U12 South West Epée Champion, and...>>

Year 7 suppers with the Headmistress

Boarding & Day


Millfield Prep's Headmistress, Mrs Shayler, regularly hosts groups of pupils in her home to share some social time. During the last three weeks, Year 7 have been invited to share supper with...>>

Mindfulness skills with Year 3



Year 3 have been developing their mindfulness skills in PSHE. Here they are practising the 'Spaghetti Test', one of their favourite ways of releasing tension, transforming their bodies...>>

Prep swimmers are inspired by Bill Beswick

Sport & Activities


Millfield Prep swimmers were honoured to meet Bill Beswick at Millfield Senior School. Mr Beswick is recognised as a leader in the field of applied sports psychology and especially renowned for...>>

Clay pigeon shooting is on target

Sport & Activities


The second week of clay pigeon shooting went very well, with some outstanding scores particularly from Boris, Sam and Myles. Those who haven't shot much before are starting to shoot their...>>

Year 4 Orchestra project

Creative Arts


It’s the second term of our Year 4 orchestral project and the children have made impressive progress. At the beginning of the year every Year 4 pupil had seven 40 minute lessons on different...>>