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Motto Molire Molendo
Established 1935
Type Independent, boarding
Headmaster Mr Craig Considine
Founder Jack Meyer
Location Butleigh Road
BA16 0YD
Students 1260
Gender Mixed
Ages 3 to 20
Houses (Girls' houses are in red; Boy's houses are in blue)

Joan's Kitchen
Keen's Elm

Millfield (6th form only)

Old Portway
Portway (6th form only)
St Anne's


The Lakes
Coordinates: 51°07′21″N 2°43′39″W / 51.1225°N 2.7275°W / 51.1225; -2.7275
The new maths block
The 50m Olympic Pool at Millfield
A map of the campus showing the facilities.

Millfield is an independent school in Street, Somerset, England. The school currently caters for 1,260 pupils, of which 910 are boarders.[1] The school's selection criteria are non-academic and some pupils receive subsidised tuition in the form of scholarships and bursaries.

Millfield School has its own Preparatory School, situated in Glastonbury, Somerset.



Millfield was founded in 1935 by RJO Meyer (always affectionately referred to just as "Boss") in the house originally owned by the Clark family, who owned and ran the major shoe manufacturer Clarks.[2] Over the years the school acquired land and houses around the locale and a result there were many boarding houses within a 10 mile (16 km) radius of the original site. In recent years, several new boarding houses have been built on the school campus, replacing those situated off-campus. Students at the school are coloquially referred to as "Miffy's".

In 2005 the school was one of fifty independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times, which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents.[3] Each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia payments totalling £3 million into a trust designed to benefit pupils who attended the schools during the period in respect of which fee information was shared.[4]


Millfield's large purpose-built campus houses a wide range of facilities and 130 staff sports coaches oversee the different sports on offer, including basketball, golf, hockey (indoor and outdoor), girls' athletics, fencing, modern pentathlon, triathlon, rugby union sevens, boys' and girls' squash, cricket, orienteering, and boys' and girls' tennis. Notable former sporting pupils have been rugby players Anthony Allen and Olly Morgan and cricketers Rory Hamilton-Brown, Simon Jones, Craig Kieswetter and James Hildreth.

The sports facilities of the school include:

  • 3 Olympic-quality water-based astroturfs
  • 2 18-hole golf courses and a driving range
  • A running track, with track and field facilities
  • 2 multi-purpose sports halls
  • A large equestrian centre (including an indoor riding school)
  • An indoor tennis centre with numerous courts
  • A 50 metre indoor swimming pool
  • A large gym and a free weights room
  • A fencing salle
  • A judo dojo
  • A full sized cricket pitch with practice facilities
  • Large multi use playing fields for rugby and football pitches
  • Many tennis courts, darts centres, squash and netball courts.

Millfield governors

  • Adrian E. White Founder and Chairman of Biwater plc. BBC Governor since 1995
  • Robert Clark, Old Millfieldian,Founding Secretary of the Hong Kong College of Dental Surgeons.
  • Mrs Clare Cripps, Educated at University College, London, senior manager at West Sussex County Council
  • Mrs Judith Derbyshire, solicitor working in private practice in Bristol
  • Jonty Driver, Master of Wellington College from 1989-2000
  • Gareth Edwards, Wales and British Lions rugby player
  • Christobel Flood, Qualified as a speech and language therapist and worked in Cambridge and at Charing Cross Hospital.
  • Roger Knight, Educated at Cambridge.
  • Stephen Morley, Read law at Birmingham University before being admitted as a solicitor in 1979. Presently a consultant to a local legal practice.
  • Atul Patel, Fiji Islander and Old Millfieldian with background in international merchant and investment banking
  • General Sir John Reith, Educated at Eliots Green and Sandhurst. Currently Lead Senior Mentor for NATO.
  • Mrs Anabel Sexton, former European Brand Communications Director at TaylorMade Adidas Golf
  • Timothy Taylor, Joined Millfield staff in 1970.
  • Roger Trafford, Former Prep Headmaster at King's College, Taunton, Clifton and the Dragon School

Notable Old Millfieldians


  1. ^ School website
  2. ^ "Millfield in its Infancy". Street Society. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ Independent schools face huge fines over cartel to fix fees - Times Online
  4. ^ The Office of Fair Trading: OFT names further trustees as part of the independent schools settlement
  5. ^ "Biography of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II". The Royal Family of Serbia. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Anthony Allen England Profile". England Rugby. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  7. ^ "Distinguished Old Millfieldians". Old Millfieldian Society. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Dixon, Gail (2008-12-22). "A scholarship can save you a six-figure sum". Tom Brown. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  9. ^ "HRH Prince ASEM ABU BAKER bin Nayef Sultanzade". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  10. ^ McComb, Richard (2009-01-30). "Back from the brink: a tale of redemption". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  11. ^ "Mary Bignal-Rand". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  12. ^ "England avenge Welsh defeat". Rugby Football Unon. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  13. ^ "Lt.-Col. Alan Henry Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  14. ^ "Michael John Brougham, 5th Baron Brougham and Vaux". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  15. ^ a b c Kingston, Peter (2008-11-25). "Where the 'dancing pig' got his confidence?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  16. ^ Heath, Tony (1995-03-31). "Obituary:Julian Cayo Evans". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  17. ^ "Jason Connery". Superior Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  18. ^ "FAQs". Stewart Copeland. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  19. ^ {{cite web url=
  20. ^ Armitstead, Louise (2006-07-30). "To the Victor the spoils of gambling". Sunday Times. Tomes Online. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  21. ^ "Wes Durston". Crickinfo. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  22. ^ Distinguished Old Millfieldians
  23. ^ newyorker

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