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This really is a school which has pretty well everything for pretty well everybody with the means to pay for it. Academically, the range is very broad indeed: we loved the Latin class for better linguists who were busy bringing a dead language back to life by speaking it. Many parents, in some cases egged on by their young, decide on the school for the range of sports alone. The facilities, coaching and degree to which timetables can be tweaked for the sporting elite are exceptional for a prep school. The global friendships formed and the school’s skill in dealing with friendships gone wrong get the thumbs up...

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What the school says...

Millfield Preparatory Schools strength lies in the belief that every child is an individual and to put the child at the heart of everything we do. To discover and develop the talents and abilities of each child has always been the Millfield vision and with world class resources and facilities every child has the maximum opportunity at Millfield to find their strengths and aim for excellence.

The school has a friendly and caring atmosphere where pastoral care is high on the agenda. We believe that happy and contented children will have the confidence to take on any challenge. We do encourage our children to be active and to be thoughtful, considerate and mindful of the needs of others.

It is often commented by visitors and parents of the school that there is an almost tangible feeling of openness and well-being here. Our pupils are happy, relaxed and confident. They enjoy school life and the experience of being part of such a vibrant community and they go on to exceed their expectations.
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Unusual sports


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Shirley Shayler MEd BSc PGCE (early 50s). Born and raised in Northern Ireland and grammar school educated, Mrs Shayler took her first degree in biology at Stirling University, returning to Northern Ireland for her PGCE. Since then, her career has remained in England, though she has never quite lost the cadences of her upbringing – and why should she? A spell at Millfield Senior teaching biology, coaching hockey and being a houseparent has come full circle, with her return there after a deputy headship at Taunton School and a headship of Stonar. The fact that her departure was greeted with such dismay is testimony to the respect and affection in which she is evidently held at Millfield Prep: everyone we spoke to remarked upon her approachability, her visibility and that she knows...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a centre to support pupils with mild to moderate literacy difficulties, including dyslexia, and other difficulties. It is staffed by specialists working closely with the school staff.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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