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    Millfield Prep School

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

    Roll: 265 Boys / / 219 Girls

    Age Range: 2-13 Years

    Founded: 1945

    Location Description

    Millfield Prep is situated in the beautiful rural southwest of England in the historic town of Glastonbury, Somerset. The Senior School is only a ten minute drive away in Street. London is 135 miles away and major air, rail and road links are all within easy reach.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Dan Thornburn

    Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LD

    Tel: 01458 832446




    Day Fees

    Pre-School (full time): £2, 640 per term.

    Reception – Year 2: £3,445 per term.

    Years 3 – 6: £4,375 – £6,255 per term.

    Years 7 and 8: £7,570 per term.


    Boarding Fees

    Years 3 – 8 (Full and Weekly): £11,650 per term.


    Occasional boarding (per night): £73


    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Preparatory School Open Event: Saturday 11 May 2024 - Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Preparatory School Open Event: Saturday 5 Oct 2024 - Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

     Open Morning and Events:  A chance for prospective families to hear from Millfield Prep School’s Head Dan Thornburn, and speak with Heads of Departments and current students.

    Please BOOK your place


    Tel. 01458 832446 for details

    Millfield Prep award a number of Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports Scholarships per year. The deadline for September 2024 entry is 1 December 2023. To apply, click here.


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