Academic

Building firm foundations

Millfield is an innovative school which frequently takes the lead in educational development. Our methods are continually evolving, but our primary aim remains constant: to help our pupils to build firm foundations for their future lives. We foster good work habits, self-discipline, resilience, confidence and concern for others which will stand them in good stead throughout their education – and well beyond.

Discovering and developing potential

We offer children a high quality education in a friendly, open learning environment. We seek to develop pupils and prepare them for their future schooling, giving them the skills to last a lifetime. Whether a pupil comes to us as a high achiever, underachiever, coaster or struggling with barriers to their learning, we have the expertise to develop their potential, engage them in the classroom and breakdown any barriers. We understand each child is different but provide an atmosphere in which they can be confident and progress to the best of their ability.

Small class sizes

High levels of individual attention are central to achieving our aims and with small class sizes that rarely exceed 16 and are often less, our teaching staff are able to ensure this. Small class sizes mean that teachers have to spend less time trying to control pupils, meaning instead that they can spend more time focusing on actually teaching pupils and giving individual attention to each pupil to help their with their own unique needs.

Preparation for senior school entry

Whilst the vast majority of pupils move on to Millfield at Year 9, we do also prepare pupils for other senior schools and offer support in Common Entrance and scholarship examination preparation.

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11.04.2018
Pupils in Year 6 have been exploring circuits as part of their unit of learning. Year 6 pupils build their own burglar alarms for circuits challenge
27.03.2018
A visiting historian joined Year 6 pupils as they learned about the slave trade for their ‘Moving People’ classroom topic during Humani Visiting Historian Brings Humanities Day to Life
19.03.2018
Pupils in Year 5 will have their 100-word stories published in a Somerset edition of a book on short stories.  Year 5 pupils become published writers