Millfield Prep is one of the only schools in the country to offer high level coaching and competition at all three weapons to both genders. Fencing is available to all pupils at Millfield Prep via the club programme. As well as this all of Year 6 will experience fencing as part of their PE lessons.
Club and Squad sessions are led by Tristan Parris, Director of Fencing, and our six specialist coaches are available to all pupils for individual sessions and all-round support, as we aim to help each pupil reach their potential. All equipment is provided and pupils will also regularly train at the purpose-built fencing salle at Millfield Senior School.
Whilst pupils can fence at Millfield Prep for their pleasure, we also aim to provide coaching support for them at a number of local, regional and national competitions, should they wish to pursue the sport at a more competitive level. Through this system Millfield Prep fencers have gone on to achieve international honours whilst at the Prep and further into their Senior School career.
Millfield Prep regularly qualifies a large number of pupils for the British Youth Championships and both hosts and excels at the annual IAPS Fencing Tournament.