Mill Hill School: London, UK | Best Boarding Schools
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Mill Hill School is a coeducational independent day and boarding school in Mill Hill, London. If you are looking for best private schools in London, this one is worth considering! A member of the HMC, it is one of a handful of independent boarding schools in London. 

Entry is available at 13+ (4th Form), 14+ (Year 10) and 16+ (Sixth Form). 

Mill Hill university destinations: 2017

University destinations in terms of popularity run from Nottingham (9), Exeter (8) Bath (6), UCL (5), Manchester (5), King’s College London (4), Oxford University (4), Bristol (4)  York (4) and Loughbourough (4) and Imperial (2)

BTCE  courses London
ICT is a strong, vocational subject which equips pupils with the skills they need to excel in a business context. Unlike Computer Science, it is predominantly a hands-on subject.


  • 7 days boarding: GBP 10 964 per term

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 46 64 110
Day School: 186 420 606

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About the school

  • Dorm facilities:

    Boarding High School Accommodation

    Residential boarding school set within a wonderful 150-acre campus. Four purpose-built Boarding Houses provide the space for 180 full and weekly Boarders to rest, relax, complete prep, wash and socialise. Boarding at Mill Hill facilitates rich experiences which develop personal skills for well rounded adults to live fulfilling lives.

    Boarders develop a close attachment to their particular House, where they live and study under the care of a Housemaster or House Parent who knows them thoroughly and who maintains a close relationship with their families back home. House identity is keenly fostered as part of a close-knit community. Younger pupils’ prep is supervised and supported by House staff. Those who are older are helped to develop the independence that will serve them at university.

    The wide boarding community comes together for breakfast, supper and a variety of evening and weekend activities, society meetings, and creative and academic workshops.  Boarders enjoy the independence of living away from home and with London on our doorstep, our boarding community is enriched by the cultural opportunities, activities, sports and trips such a vibrant multicultural city provides.

Social life & attractions

Pupils of this top UK boarding school can choose from a range of additional activities, which take place both at lunchtime and after lessons. From orchestra to ultimate Frisbee – there’s something for all interest:

Academic Workshops, Board Games, CCF – Army, Navy and the RAF, Chess, Community Action, Computing, Creative Writing, Debating and Public Speaking, Enterprise Education Group, Eton Fives, Foreign Film,  History Society, ICT,  Martlet Award for Fourth Form pupils, Modern Languages Society,  Philosophy Club,

Annually this Best UK Boarding School runs in excess of 100 day visits and 30 residential trips during term time.

These trips range from visits designed to enrich the academic programme of this top boarding school, spectacular sports and music tours and trips which expose our pupils to new cultures and experiences. It could be argued that the ‘headline’ trips are the partnership tours to Zambia and India. During these wonderful trips our Lower Sixth pupils work with young children that are less fortunate than our pupils. Another very exciting trip is the planned senior Hockey and Rugby tour to Japan. This trip coincides with the 2019 world cup.

Two exciting trips planned for 2018 are  Business Studies trip to China and also Dubai Rugby tour, both in the Autumn term.

Here is a snapshot of the visits that have gone out in the past 12 months.

Visit to the All England Tennis Tournament, Wimbledon, Flying trips to RAF Wittering, English trip to the National Theatre to watch Twelfth Night, Politics trip to the Model UN and Washington DC, The 10K Colour Run, London, Music trips to Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Jazz Band performing at Allianz Park during a Saracens rugby match, Spanish Trip to San Sebastian, French exchange trip to Rouen, Art Trip to New York, Ski trips to Austria, CCF Trip to Longmoor.

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Academic life

  • What we offer ?

    They have a Year 9 intake of around 150 pupils (13+), around 10 pupils join Year 10 (14+) and typically between 40 and 50 pupils join us at 16+ in the Lower Sixth.

    13+ Candidates Resident in the UK

    Parents considering 13+ entry for their child should follow the Early Testing Track when their child is in Year 6; applications must be made by the end of October of Year 6, references are requested in November and there is an Assessment Day in November comprising computer-based tests in Reading Comprehension, Verbal, Non-verbal and Numerical Reasoning. There is also an interview and a small group activity.  Year 6 Track 13+ application process for entry in 2020 is now closed; The next Year 6 Track 13+ application process for entry in 2021 is now open; the deadline for receipt of registration forms is the end of October 2018.

    There are also limited number of 13+ places available to candidates in Year 8, however this can not be guaranteed. Applications should only be made after an initial enquiry to confirm availability. Assessment is by written examination in English, Mathematics, Science and French, with the option of Latin. Individual interviews are held for candidates who have performed sufficiently well in the test papers. Sample papers are available on request. The next Year 8 Track 13+ application process for entry in 2019 is currently open, however places are limited and early registration is recommended. From the 2020 intake onwards the Year 8 Track will no longer be available, with chance vacancies only.

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Sport and culture

  • Sports what we offer:

    Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket Nets, Cross Country , Fitness Training, Football , Golf, Gym , Hockey, Horse Riding,  Fitness , Mountain Biking,  Netball, , Real Tennis, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Sports Leaders, Squash, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Strength and Flexibility

  • Culture and arts:

    Art, Choirs (various), Drama, Design Technology Club, Jazz Band,  Music (various), Opera Society, Orchestra

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Summer Programs

Summer English Courses London 
Intensive Academic Programme (includes Maths and Science).

English Plus Programme (includes Sports)

Mill Hill Summer School provides the perfect setting for learning and enjoyment. Courses are aimed both at students who will be joining British Boarding Schools and at those who wish to sample British education in the summer. Mill Hill offers Junior courses to ages 12–14 and Senior courses to ages 15–17, combining English learning with mathematics and science or sport.

These core elements are complemented by a varied programme of creative activity classes including music, drama, IT, film-making and art. 

Two week courses

Monday 2 July – Depart Monday 16 July £2,450

Monday 16 July – Depart Monday 30 July £2,450

Monday 30 July – Depart Monday 13 August £2,450

Monday 13 August – Depart Monday 27 August £2,450

Four week courses

Monday 2 July – Depart Monday 30 July £4,900

Monday 30 July – Depart Monday 27 August £4,900

Eight week course

Monday 2 July – Depart Monday 28 August £9,200

Monday 2 July – Depart Monday 28 August £9,200

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Mill Hill School: London, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Mill Hill School: London, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

Independent Boarding Schools in London
The schools occupy a magnificent 120-acre parkland site just 10 miles from Central London and within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton Airports, motorways, bus, underground and rail links.


The Ridgeway Mill Hill London , London, United Kingdom, Postcode - NW7 1QS
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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