Millfield senior school is an international co-educational independent establishment situated in the ancient surroundings of Glastonbury. The school is for students between the ages of 13 – 18, readying them for GCSE and AS/A-Level examinations.
At GCSE level there are 28 subjects to choose from, and at AS/A2-level there are forty subjects. The school also runs BTEC programmes and the Leith Basic Certificate.
Core subjects in year 9 are English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, Science and PSHE. In year 10 core subjects are the same, though optional subjects are more varied.
The school has several Academic Enrichment Programmes which include Science Clubs, Computer Programming, Car Club and Maths society. There are also regular lectures given by the Academic Society on a whole range of subjects.
The sports curriculum offers 24 disciplines including karate, swimming, ski racing, equestrian pursuits and golf, all of which are onsite and taught in facilities and sites that are some of the best in the country.
Millfield runs an extensive activities programme known as MAP, which is compulsory for students in the lower years. The activities change with the seasonal time table, and there are currently 105 to choose from, including, voluntary work such as the National Trust, working at animal rescue centres and working within one of the many residential homes alongside the elderly.
Other activities include jewellery making, cooking, snooker, falconry, clay pigeon shootings and scuba diving.
Onsite or just beyond the school premises there are 19 boarding houses, all of which cater for students according to age and sex. Houses have their own staff and house parents, medical personnel and even have their own counselling service.
The houses have their own gardens and open-topped conservatories where students can relax. In regard to inter-house competitions, students compete against houses in sports and singing contests.
The sport facilities are outstanding and currently they have full-sized professional athletic tracks, a full-scale cricket pavilion, indoor swimming pool and a golf course nearby.