Welcome to our Junior School Open Day

Usually, on days like this we would be welcoming you in person, and serving you refreshments from our award-winning catering team. Instead, we hope that you and your family are able to settle at home with a cup of tea, and enjoy everything that we have put together for you.

To find out how best to enjoy this day, please take a look at our Programme. First, please watch our suite of introductory videos: a “Welcome to our Virtual Open Day” (immediately below this text), and then our “Introduction to Wells”, our “Introduction to the Junior School”, and our “Virtual Tour of the Junior School” (all further down this page). Then, from 10.30am, we invite you to watch our live-streamed YouTube video in the section below, which will give you an opportunity to get to know our key staff. You will also be able to find a number of pre-recorded videos and image galleries to enjoy at your own pace. This web page will stay live after the day is over, so you can come back and visit us whenever you want to.

Introduction from the Head of the Junior School, Julie Barrow

If you have any problems or questions at any time, please email us at [email protected]; we will be closely monitoring our emails and will be able to reply in real time. 

We do hope that you enjoy our Virtual Open Day, and that you will be inspired to join us in person at some point in the future.

Joanna Prestidge, Registrar

Live: Meet our Key Staff

Our live-streamed YouTube video below will give you the chance to meet key staff (please see green box for details), parents and pupils – broadcast live from their own homes!

If you are unable to join us for the live content or you miss something, please don’t worry. We will be very pleased indeed to answer any questions and to arrange future online meetings – just contact our admissions team.

Live Stream Staff

Julie Barrow, Head of the Junior School

Jill Edmonds, Head of Music and Pastoral Care

Neil Johnson, Head of Performing Arts

Steve Bratt, Head of Sport and PE

Diana Armstrong, Chorister Co-ordinator

Photos and Videos

We're delighted to share with you these films and galleries, which offer a flavour of life here in Wells.
This content will remain on this page even when the Open Day is over, so do come back whenever you like in the coming weeks and months.
Please click the arrows in the lower right-hand part of our videos if you would prefer to watch them in fullscreen.
Introduction to Wells by our Head Master

Introduction to the Junior School

Virtual Tour of our Junior School

A Day in the Junior School

Junior School Boarding

Introduction to Boarding

A Week in the Life of a Boarder

Junior School (Years 3-6) Life
Pre-Prep (Nursery – Year 2) Life
Chorister Life
Boarding Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Our admissions team have prepared this FAQ sheet to cover many of the questions that they are asked on a typical Open Day.

You may have detailed questions about our fees, and about the many scholarships and bursaries that are available. If so, you may also want to visit the Fees and Funding section of our website.

And you can of course email [email protected] at any time, and we will be delighted to help.

About Our Admissions Team

Next Steps

We know that times are tough for many families at the moment. We are therefore very pleased to announce that for all attendees of our Virtual Open Day who complete a registration form by 30 June, we can offer a 50% discount on our initial deposit, and zero registration fee. We want to help as much as we can.

To continue the application process, please complete our registration form and contact us to arrange an online interview with our Head of Junior School and other members of the team. We would love to talk to you!

If you aren’t yet sure if you would like to apply, and would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected]. We would be very pleased indeed to arrange online meetings with any of our staff.

Thank you for joining us today, please stay safe, and we very much hope that one day, we can welcome you to Wells in person!

Julie Barrow, Head of the Junior School