Millfield Preparatory School
Somerset, United Kingdom
About Millfield Preparatory School
Millfield Preparatory School is a co-educational, independent, day and boarding school in Glastonbury, Somerset, for children aged 2-13. Millfield was founded by RJO (Jack) Meyer in 1935, after his return from India. The school was originally based in Millfield House, which is today a boarding house. The establishment grew steadily and in 1939 became one of the first independent schools to be co-educational.
In 1942, Martin Attlee, son of the then deputy prime minister, Clement, joined the school in the hope of overcoming "word-blindness". Attlee went on to university and the school gained fame as one of the first in the country to successfully educate dyslexic pupils.
Values and vision
The aim of Millfield Preparatory School is to discover the potential within each pupil, through pastoral, academic, community and sporting opportunities. Pupils are able to identify their interests, nurture their talents and reach their full potential. The school seeks to make provision for pupils of all abilities and to offer individual, personalised support and encouragement.
“An excellent curriculum provides all pupils with opportunities to achieve well, and often excel, in an extremely wide range of subjects, sports and activities. A team of highly committed and dedicated teachers includes specialists in many fields. Teaching in the classroom is good: it is always positive and encouraging and often highly engaging… The school is extremely successful at identifying pupils’ strengths and talents, and provides many opportunities to support and nurture them.”