Millfield School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details
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Millfield School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school. It was founded by RJO (Jack) Meyer in 1935, following his return from India with seven Indian boys, six of whom were princes.
The school became one of the first independent co-educational schools in 1939. By the late 60s, a much larger proportion of pupils, including a large number of girls, were applying for entry in Millfield Senior School instead of other public schools. This required expansion in facilities. In the 1980s the Edgarley campus emerged, a site now occupied by the Pre-Prep School and Prep School.
Today, Millfield School, along with the Prep School, educates approximately 1700 pupils and employs around 600 staff members, whilst preserving the philosophy from the early days: to help every individual child achieve their full potential.
In Years 6-8, children are taught by specialist subject teachers and class-based tutors. The programme includes English and maths as central to the curriculum. Pupils also study physics, chemistry, biology, humanities, religious studies, art, food technology, design and technology and computing & ICT. Language options include French, Spanish and Latin.
Co-curricular activities are tailored to each individual and aim to prepare children for continuous involvement in sport and music, whilst promoting confidence, creativity and wellbeing. They include Archery, Sailing, Shooting, Riding, Skateboarding, Squash and Chess. Music clubs offer lessons in Theory, Choirs & Ensembles; Percussion; Rock Band, Jazz Band & Guitar.
Millfield School endorses philanthropy and is a registered charity which, through the Development office, uses donations to make a positive and lasting impact on the futures of pupils and the Millfield community as a whole.
The Sir Gareth Edwards Scholarship Fund aims to establish a rugby scholarship that will enable talented, young players to attend Millfield School and experience the same life-changing education which Sir Gareth received.
The RJOM scholarship is a special award, commenced in September 2019, with the purpose of providing scholarships for the children and grandchildren of Old Millfieldians. Many generous Old Millfieldians give £10 or more each month to this cause.
11 Plus (11+) Exam Information for Millfield School
Address: Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury BA6 8LD
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 1458 832446
School Type: Independent co-educational day and boarding school
Number of Students: 1700 (approx.)
Open day: February, May and October
11+ Exam Date: Arbitrary
11+ Exam Type / Board: CEM Select
Open Events for Millfield School 11 Plus (11+) Entry
Millfield Prep School hosts Open Days three times per year in February, May and October. An Open Day offers an opportunity to see the school in action, hear a talk from the Head, meet the staff and tour the facilities (including the boarding houses).
The tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch during which you may ask further questions about the admission process. Book your place here.
Millfield School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions
For Year 7, the school will consider entry in January and April, as well as in September. After attending the Open Days, you can formally apply for a place by completing the Registration Form.
A reference from your child’s current school will be requested and, based on the receipt of a satisfactory report, they will be invited for interview and assessment. The interview lasts around 20 minutes and focuses on your child’s academic interests, extra-curricular activities and experiences.
The school formally offers a place once the procedure is completed with an Acceptance Form and Fee. The offer is usually sent out within a week of interview and assessment (between two to three weeks for scholarship candidates).
Millfield School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format
Following the interview, candidates will sit a 60-minute computer-based reasoning assessment (CEM Select).
The online test (CEM Select) assesses Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Ability through a series of short, online modules.
Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the CEM Select test.
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