Academic Programme

Millfield’s main aim is to provide students with an engaging learning experience suitable to their ability. The Academic Explorers programme consists of 15 hours of teaching per week. 

All teaching materials are provided and are included in the cost of the course. On successful completion of the course, all students will receive a course certificate and a report which will include their own reflection, as well as feedback from their teacher, houseparent and activity leader.


Available in weeks 1-4 for students aged 8-11
Maximum class size 12

This option is suitable for all abilities with students participating in English classes with trained teachers. Students will take a placement test on arrival and from this will be placed in multinational classes, with those of a similar age and English level. Teachers involve students when planning their lessons to meet their interests and language needs. Each week there is a choice of two broad topics enabling teachers to plan an interesting and engaging lesson programme. All lessons include communicative activities and functional language, which can be used in real-life situations.

Students will also be able to develop their language learning skills by studying specific subjects such as history, geography, environmental sustainability, science, maths, and creative writing. These lessons will help students to develop some of the language (vocabulary and grammar) they need to study subjects in English at school. 

Please note, not all subjects will be covered in the programme every week.

Health & Welfare

Students are supervised 24 hours a day and student health or welfare problems are spotted quickly and dealt with promptly by staff who have a qualification in Safeguarding. 

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Social Programme

A full social programme is provided at each campus and is included in the course fees. This ensures that every student is kept busy and has maximum opportunity to practise English whilst making friends with students from around the world, in a fun and enjoyable environment, making every moment special.

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Optional Extras

We offer a range of optional extras including transfers, exams and courier delivery for paperwork.

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