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Millfield Preparatory SchoolSomerset

Millfield breaks the mould as an activist educator providing an education and experience that honours the individual. Founded in 1935 with six pupils from India, Millfield has grown to become one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding schools. The Prep School, which was founded in 1945, and Pre-Prep, founded in the 1980s, are located in over 160 acres of fields and woodland near Glastonbury, a 10-minute drive from Millfield, and educate around 450 boys and girls between the ages of 2-13.

Pupils in the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools benefit from excellent facilities, including a 25m heated indoor pool and tennis courts, and the expertise of coaches for sporting and creative activities. Class sizes are small, and pupils benefit from an individualised approach to teaching and learning in spacious classrooms with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning. Boarding forms a vital part of life at Millfield Prep, with 120 pupils currently full or weekly boarding from the age of 7 to 13. The vast majority of pupils transition to the senior school (around 95%).  

Millfield Prep School has inspired generations of pupils to immerse themselves in academic study, culture and sport and to realise their intellectual, creative and physical potential. Proudly diverse, with a truly comprehensive academic admissions policy, the school seeks to find the best in everyone. There will be a relentless focus on children as individuals and on every teacher and leader getting better every year.

The Head and Governors of Millfield School now look to appoint a truly ambitious and forward-thinking new Head following the successful tenure of Shirley Shayler. This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic and driven individual to help build on Millfield Prep’s impressive national and international reputation, working collaboratively within a high-calibre Executive Group, striving to deliver a world-class education at Millfield and beyond. The school and the Head are members of IAPS and the BSA.

Further information on Millfield Prep School can be found at Millfield Prep School and a candidate brief is available from 

Letters of application and CVs should be submitted by the closing date, 9.00am GMT on Wednesday 3 February 2021, to Peter Lawrence at Odgers Berndtson.

Millfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).