Millfield and Millfield Prep surpassed £73 million in contributions to UK GDP (Gross Domestic Product), with £38 million contributed to the Mendip area last year (2017/18).
Equating to 2% of GDP for the whole of the Mendip area, Millfield schools have a long association with the local community and are proud to be active members of Somerset and the South West region. Through educational and community partnerships and providing employment, the schools support the local economy and open up cultural events and use of its facilities to the public.
In recent years Millfield has developed strong relationships with both staff and pupils at local state schools including Elmhurst and St Dunstan’s schools through art, music and sport projects and further expanded the established volunteering programmes in the local area including activities with organisations such as Shapwick Moor, Street Harvest, Southlawns Care Home, South West Volunteers and Cheddar Vale Gateway Club. In addition, Millfield welcomes local teachers to join its teacher training programme.
On a national level, in addition to Millfield’s commitment to make education more accessible through transformational bursaries, we are part of the SpringBoard Foundation and Boarding Schools Partnerships programmes, which each seek to open up opportunities for young people at independent schools across the country. In further collaborations, two of Millfield’s Governors are Governors of the Bobby Moore Academy, a free school in London which was set up as part of the David Ross Education Trust. Together both schools are forming a range of educational and sporting links to benefit the pupils in Tower Hamlets.
Headmaster, Gavin Horgan said, “Millfield has always been an active member of the local area and we are proud to be both a leading employer and a keen participator in community and educational partnerships.
“Our work on a local and national level seeks to promote accessibility and collaboration at all levels and I look forward to expanding our relationships still further in the future and encourage everyone across the country to do the same. Together we can make a difference.”