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About our Open Day

Once again, we are delighted to welcome you to our virtual Open Day, whether you live in Wells itself or on the opposite side of the world! We’re sad not to be able to welcome you in person, but we have been working hard to create lots of content that we hope will be useful.

Most of our content is pre-recorded, so that you can settle back as a family and enjoy it at your own leisure. (You can come back on a later date, as this page will be live until 6 June.)

But we are also delighted to bring you a live Q&A session with the Head Master at 11am. Please send in your questions and he will be really delighted to address them!

And after today, if you want to find out more, please get in touch. Contact our admissions team, and they will be very pleased to arrange a physical tour of the site, a bespoke virtual tour, and online meetings with key staff. No question is too small, and we would love to hear from you.

Enjoy your day!

If you have any problems or questions at any time, please email us at [email protected] 

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
Joanna Prestidge, Registrar in our Admissions Team

Live Events

Introduction from the
Head Master, Alastair Tighe

From 10.00am

Live Q&A Session:
Meet the Head Master


Introductions and Virtual Tours

These videos are key to finding out more about each area of our School.
We hope you enjoy them, but don't hesitate to ask us if you still have questions!
Please click the buttons in the lower right-hand part of the videos to see them in fullscreen and to access the volume and video controls.
Introduction to Wells by our Head Master

Introduction to the Junior School

Introduction to Pre-Prep

Virtual Tour of our Senior School

Virtual Tour of our Junior School

Virtual Tour of Pre-Prep

Pupils' Perspectives

Watch these pre-recorded videos of our current pupils and staff talking to get their perspectives of the different areas of our School.

Junior School

Please click the buttons in the lower right-hand part of the videos to see them in fullscreen and to access the volume and video controls.

Meet Junior School Pupils and Staff

Little Wellies Nursery & Pre-Prep

Chorister Life

Senior School

Please note that you can either watch the entire video (110 minutes long) or click the links in the ‘Detailed Programme’ to jump directly to any topics that are relevant to you.

Life at Wells

We're delighted to share with you these films and photo galleries, which offer even more of a flavour of life here in Wells. This content will remain on this page even when the Open Day is over, so please come back whenever you like in the coming weeks.
You can also visit our Music and Sport YouTube channels.


Please click the buttons in the lower right-hand part of the videos to see them in fullscreen and to access the volume and video controls.
A Typical Wellensian?

A Day in the Senior School

A Day in the Junior School

Montage of Music Performances

Sports Day (produced by our current pupil, Nicholas Richards)

Hockey Highlights 2019

Our Symphony Orchestra

Jazz Collaboration with Julian Argüelles

Bridget Yee, BBC Young Musician Keyboard Finalist 2020

Introduction to Boarding

A Week in the Life of a Boarder

Junior School Boarding

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, we can offer a 50% discount on our initial deposit if you register by 1st July. We want to help as much as we can. To proceed with your application, please return our registration form and fee; please contact our admissions team for assistance if you have any questions about the application process.

If you aren’t sure if you would like to apply, or if you would like to find out more, please contact our admissions team who would be happy to help provide more information and arrange an online interview with our Head Master and other members of our team. We would love to talk to you!

    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!

    In the meantime, I would love to meet you virtually and answer any questions you might have. Please contact our admissions team, and they will be happy to arrange this.

    Alastair Tighe, Head Master
    Alastair Tighe, Head Master of Wells Cathedral School