Millfield School

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Millfield and Millfield Prep School in Somerset, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 1300-400 (Senior), 450-500 (Prep)
  • Age range: 2-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: all faiths
  • Exam system: GCSE, A Level and BTEC

School location


School address:

Butleigh Road
BA16 0YD

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School profile

Millfield and Millfield Prep for ages 2‑18 years are leading co‑educational boarding and day schools in the UK, located on 400 acres in the South West of England. From its foundation in 1935 through to the present day, the school has inspired generations of students to immerse themselves in The Millfield Way to discover their personal brilliance.

Best known for...

Millfield has been named the top sports school in the country for the 10th time in 11 years by School Sport Magazine and holds a reputation for being one of the best boarding schools for sports in the UK. Many former students continue to professional, Olympic and Paralympic level. In fact, Millfield alumni have been present at every Olympic games since 1968, including 13 who competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Their success as a school comes as a result of expert coaching and exceptional facilities. Millfield’s 240-acre campus houses an Olympic-size swimming pool, dance studios with sprung floors, 11 full-sized football pitches as well as indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Students also receive support with nutrition, performance analysis and physiotherapy.

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We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.

Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.

We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.

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Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.

Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.

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Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.

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