"Sport will always provide the opportunity to learn about yourself, especially when under pressure; learn about others whether being a team mate or opponent; and learn about the culture and behaviour you perform within. Sport can also be a great release, allowing pupils to go back into the classroom and work that bit harder, smarter and even differently on the things that motivate them". Millfield Director of Sport
Sport plays a central role in the school's mission to support and nurture individual pupils with diverse needs. We believe sport develops pupils' confidence and resilience through physical, technical and mental stimulus, and exposure to teamwork and leadership opportunities.
At the core of our Games Programme is a team-sports ethos, promoting physical health and social interaction, and providing every pupil with the opportunity to represent the school. Pupils' Games choices progress from controlled choice - in which every pupil engages in a major sport while sampling other sports and activities - to a choice of over 30 sports and activities in more senior years. This is an unrivalled offer, delivered by enthusiastic and skilled tutors and coaches.
Over the last three years we have developed the Millfield Institute of Sport and Wellbeing which supports pupils in everything from their athletic to emotional development. The Institute provides provision across nutrition, physiotherapy, performance analysis and strength and conditioning.
Many of our pupils excel at sport - Millfield is home to nearly 50 international representatives at any one time and had more Olympic representatives in London 2012 than any other school. We are very proud of our record as a preeminent school for sport.
Our world-class facilities, along with our unique blend of coaching, enable us to offer an environment increasingly recognised by World Class partners. Millfield is delighted to be supported by several Olympic Governing Bodies and to have personal relationships with professional clubs and all the UK's leading sports universities.