Millfield School

About Millfield School

Millfield School

Millfield School is a remarkable place.  From its foundation in 1935, with six princes brought from India, Millfield is today one of the leading UK independent schools for boys and girls, aged 2-18 years.

The School prides themselves on providing an exceptional, all-round education that enables each child to try everything on offer, to find out what they really enjoy and are good at.  The capacity to engage pupils at many different levels is central to life at Millfield and they offer countless opportunities across many different learning contexts both inside and outside the classroom.  Talented and committed staff work with the pupils to achieve these ends.

The school is grounded in the strength of relationships that are the bedrock of all great communities.  Millfield is tremendously diverse in terms of the academic, cultural and sporting backgrounds of its pupils, and they celebrate this diversity.

When one stands still one is, in effect, going backwards.  Millfield School is committed to building on its legacy to look forward without losing sight of what has come before.

Boarding at Millfield School

All pupils, whether boarding or day, will experience a warm and supportive atmosphere in their selected house. Their house is the place where most pupils make long-lasting friendships and receive the support and guidance of a team of dedicated staff to guide them through their time at the school. Each house has a Housemaster or Housemistress (HsM), an Assistant HsM, a team of non-resident tutors and a matron.

The boarding environment at Millfield encourages pupils to live their lives to the full in as many spheres as possible, allowing individuality to flourish. The houses are the focal point of pupils’ lives at school; boarders are highly supportive of each other’s achievements and enjoy going to sports matches, concerts and plays where friends are performing. All of the boarders (around 75% of pupils) are full boarders so they live at school seven days a week and there is a vibrant weekend programme of activities.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Millfield School, 130 Millfield, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4TP
Number of Pupils 1240
Number of Boarders  950
International Boarders 65 nationalities represented
Age Range 2-18
Religious Tradition All faiths welcome
Distance from Airports

Bristol airport: 25 miles: Heathrow airport: 118 miles

Distance from London

135 miles

School Links

Millfield Pre-Prep (2 to 7 years)

Millfield Preparatory School (7 to 13 years)

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Level

Co-Curricular Programmes

Millfield firmly believes in an all-round education where academic pursuits are supported by wonderful co-curricular opportunities.

Our wide ranging programme of activities, societies, events and trips allow pupils to find alternative avenues of interest to explore and enjoy. By involving the pupils in this rich programme we hope that their enjoyment of school life will be enhanced and personal skills will be developed.