About Us

Our aim is for you to develop your skills by offering world-class tutors and a nurturing environment set in an inspiring location – whilst having a fun time you won’t forget!

Our end of the week concerts give you a chance to shine for family and friends, but whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!

We offer five summer schools for you to choose from:

International Wind, Brass & Percussion Summer School
Sunday 25th July – Saturday 31st July 2021
Ages 10-18
For all abilities except complete beginners
International Piano Summer School
Sunday 25th July – Saturday 31st July 2021
Ages 10-18
Grade 5+ recommended
International Jazz Summer School
Sunday 1st August – Saturday 7th August 2021
Ages 13-18
Grade 5+ and some jazz experience recommended
International String Summer School (Intermediate)
Sunday 1st August – Saturday 7th August 2021
Ages 8-18
For all abilities up to Grade 7
International String Summer School (Advanced)
Sunday 1st August – Saturday 7th August 2021
Ages 12-18
Grade 8+

A Glimpse of Wells

Set in the heart of the medieval city of Wells, Wells Cathedral School’s beautiful backdrop has inspired generations of musicians throughout the ages. Wells is the smallest city in England and is surrounded by lovely countryside – quintessential England at its finest!

Participants will have the opportunity to explore Wells within teacher-led organised groups if they wish to.

Wells England, Medieval Centre and Cathedral

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is a respected authority on European travel – see what he has to say about Wells…

Food and Accommodation

Delicious food on offer

The school chefs provide three cooked meals a day (lunch and dinner are available for day participants), including a vegetarian option and salad bar in a modern, airy dining hall. Fruit is available throughout the day, and snacks and toast are available in the boarding houses. We also have two very popular BBQs each week followed by a fun activity, allowing the young musicians a chance to unwind and socialise!

Lovely accommodation

All of the boarding houses at Wells are beautiful medieval and eighteenth century buildings with lovely British gardens, stimulating communal areas and cosy rooms, in which each boarder has their own space with a locking cupboard for valuables. Whilst each of the houses is gifted with quirky and unique qualities befitting historic houses, they also have all the modern conveniences a boarder would expect – including wifi!

Our range of beautiful medieval and 18th century houses provide a warm, open friendly-style atmosphere. Each are set within their own garden and are adjacent to the main school campus. You'll reside in a twin room or small dormitory if you choose our residential option.

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Our Address

Wells Cathedral School
The Liberty
Wells, Somerset

Useful Links

Virtual Open Day

Ages 2-18

Saturday 3rd October
from 10.30am – 1.00pm
Click here to register

Summer Schools 2021

Please note that our website is currently being updated to reflect changes for our 2021 Summer Schools, and booking will be available soon. We will be reviewing all of our Summer Schools to ensure they are Covid-Safe. If you have any questions or want to be notified when bookings open, please contact us using the link below.

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