Chess is thriving at Millfield. It is available to all pupils as we run separate classes to cater for beginners and recreational players all the way up to those of international standard. Under the expert tutelage of our Head Coach, International Grandmaster Matthew Turner pupils are able to develop their game through personalised study programmes and one-to-one master classes.
Millfield is the premier chess venue in the West of England, and as such Millfield pupils are able to play a whole host of tournaments and competitions onsite, as well as competing nationally and internationally.
Current pupils, Stephen Whatley (ENG), Zoe Varney (ENG), Thomas Goldie (SUI), Dan Varney (ENG), Oli Howell (ENG), Hugo Fowler (WLS), Max French (ENG) and Caspian Fowler (WLS) have all represented their countries at World and European Championships.
The school also offers a Chess Scholarship, endorsed and officially launched by Grandmaster and three times British Champion Nigel Short.