Millfield is a registered charity and is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with approximately 1,240 pupils, of whom over 950 are full boarders of over 65 nationalities. Millfield is predominantly a boarding school, having around 75% of its pupils as boarders. The Millfield campus is based over 240 acres in Somerset, in and around Street, in the South West of England. Around 43% of pupils are boarders. v East Devon Draw: Golf. Alumni become life members of the Society when they leave the school. Shine a spotlight on your neighbourhood by becoming an Area Ambassador. After the parent of the student reported these allegations to the headmaster, an investigation was conducted and two pupils were suspended. Darren also has experience working across different sports, serving as the lead sport psychologist for the Rugby Football League from 2002 to 2006, and he is also a GB age group athlete at Sprint and Ironman Distance. Having cut his teeth in the Spanish F4 Championship, Benjamin Goethe is now halfway through his second season racing in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, driving a WRT Audi.. McLaren F1 star Lando Norris, and Formula E racer Sam Bird, both … Darren Robinson joins Millfield with a wealth of experience in professional football. There are currently three remaining country boarding houses occupied by male pupils. A Millfield pupil is bidding to follow in the tyre tracks of some famous alumni as he sets out on a career in professional motorsport. v Medal report: Hockey. Millfield Preparatory School is a coeducational preparatory school in Glastonbury and is the feeder for the senior school. Darren Robinson joins Millfield with a wealth of experience in professional football as a coach and coach developer across senior, academy pathway and grassfoots football. Millfield School in Street, Somerset, has recruited a new director of football, starting in September 2020. The school’s focus on a dual development approach provides a genuine viable alternative for any young student who has a passion and love for sport and football.”. [12], Millfield is known for its sporting prowess and has produced many international and Olympic athletes;[15] its campus houses a wide range of sports facilities. Millfield is a registered charity and is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with approximately 1,240 pupils, of whom over 950 are full boarders of over 65 nationalities. The school also has use of sports facilities at nearby Millfield. To date, 2020 has been less successful, with Goethe finishing 32nd at Imola and non-classified at the Nürburgring. It was founded in 1935. The youngest driver to compete in the championship during 2019, he was just 16 when he made his debut at the season-opening meeting Monza. It acts as a feeder school, with over 90% of its pupils typically moving up to Millfield each year. As director of football, Darren is hoping to grow independent schools’ contribution to youth development within the football pathway, as well as continuing to cultivate links with professional clubs and the local community. In the 1990s the school gained a reputation for drug and alcohol use among the pupils and a teacher was charged with assaulting a female pupil. Boarding has been an integral part of the school for most of its history. [6], 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. Your postcode is used to send you relevant local updates. "I genuinely feel Millfield is one of the best schools in the country to do this. Millfield is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 13–18 years based in Street, Somerset, England. The Millfield football programme spans almost 15 teams, with individual and team training sessions, athletic development, performance analysis, psychological support, fixtures in cup competitions and friendlies against academies, with a full girls’ programme lead by a full-time coach specifically dedicated to girls' football. Football is Millfield’s largest participation sport across both genders. His experience in pathway coaching began as director of football at Loughborough University in 1998, leading him to work with U20s at Derby County and helping academy players achieve seven Premier League debuts with the club. Any pupils who are found with any illegal substances are immediately expelled. In response, the school says that it takes a pragmatic approach to dealing with these problems; the school offers drugs counselling where appropriate, and for periodical visits to the school by police officers with sniffer dogs. “Other than building a track on campus, the school is doing everything they can to support my racing career already – there is no better place for me in my career right now.”. Around 16% of all pupils in independent schools have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).…, ABOVE IMAGE: The Kayton Library at St Paul’s School (Image © Dennis Gilbert/View) Prince’s Gardens…, You may enter up to three email addresses below to share this report, Benjamin Goethe is enjoying accelerated learning as a professional racing driver, with Millfield “doing everything they can” to back both his studies and his career, Millfield pupil following in slipstream of famous motorsport alumni. Boys- 1st XI The house opened when the school was established in 1935 and is now one of Year 9 boarding houses. A pre-preparatory department was initially started at the 19th century house, The Hollies,[24] in the centre of Glastonbury in the mid-1980s, later moving to the main preparatory school site. Our rigorous safeguarding procedures mean any concerns that arise at school are dealt with quickly, transparently and fairly.”[9]. "[3], In 1939, the school became one of the first independent schools to become co-educational. [16] 130 staff sports coaches oversee the 28 different sports on offer, including athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, clay shooting, cricket, cross country, dance, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, hockey, karate, modern pentathlon, netball, outdoor activities, rowing, rugby, ski racing, squash, swimming, tennis and trampolining. At the Rio Games in 2016, eight Millfieldians took part and won a total of four medals in rowing, swimming and rugby sevens. “I chose to come to Millfield because I wanted to finish my schooling in a school where sport is highly regarded and where I can successfully complete my studies,” said Goethe. Millfield School | 3,807 followers on LinkedIn | Millfield is one of the UK's leading independent schools for girls and boys, aged 2-18, providing a fully rounded education. “They allow me flexibility with my studies whilst giving me the perfect platform to physically prepare myself.”, They allow me flexibility with my studies whilst giving me the perfect platform to physically prepare myself – Benjamin Goethe, Millfield pupil. [18], Millfield has an indoor riding arena and golf courses, as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, which appeared as a venue in the official London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide. v Mid Somerset 2nd XI Lost: 12 Oct 2020. [19] The Russian swimming team used the school as its training base before the London Olympics, and the Great Britain modern pentathlon squad also used the school's facilities in preparation for the games.[20]. Currently there are 442 pupils attending the school, 231 boys and 211 girls. With the introduction of 'Nine at Millfield' in 2014, Year 9 is now treated as a transitional year with the school having 'Year 9 only' day and boarding houses.