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Pupil Mix

Pupils Altogether (including Nursery)
Senior School Pupils (Years 7 - Upper Sixth)
Prep School Pupils (Years 3 - 6)
in Pre-Prep (Nursery - Year 2)
Specialist Music Programme

(Senior School / Sixth Form)

Follow a traditional academic programme (Senior School/ Sixth Form)
About 57:43
Day: Boarder (Senior)
About 50:50
Boy: Girl Ratio

Staff Mix

Staff Altogether
Visiting Music Staff
Non Teaching Staff

Reports and Results


We received the highest possible rating of “Excellent” for both the academic and the personal development of our pupils in our most recent report. Follow this link for more details about our 2023 Independent Inspectorate Report (ISI) Report.

Christian Tradition

Through our close relationship with Wells Cathedral, we combine work, study and spirituality in a creative mix that runs in harmony with the whole school family. Our school chaplain looks after the overall spiritual life of the school and is available to everyone in the community, whether they have a personal christian faith or not. We have weekly services in Wells Cathedral for the whole Senior School and a Sunday evening service for boarders. In addition the whole school gathers together in the cathedral for major Christian festivals.

We show the way to live well and happily, and our pupils are inspired to live with integrity and social responsibility, upholding our rich Christian tradition.

Affiliations and Accreditations

  • Our Chorister School as a Member of Choir Schools' Association
  • Best Independent Schools of the Year 2020 Winner
  • Muddy Stilettos Best Schools Guide Logo

IT Setup

We recognise the importance of IT in the modern world and encourage our pupils to make appropriate use of IT across all subjects in the curriculum and for their social benefit. As part of this, we recommend that all pupils bring a device with them to lessons. This enables research, collaboration, content creation and all of the other benefits which technology can provide, whenever the teacher chooses to make use of them. Our wifi network covers the whole of the campus and specialist IT suites are available for subjects such as Photography, Music Technology and Computing.

In order to encourage effective, responsible and appropriate use of IT, we have an active ‘Digital Citizenship’ programme, which aims to equip our pupils for the modern world and encourages safe, appropriate use of the internet.

International Links

We plan annual trips to our partner school in Sierra Leone. We also have regular exchanges with our partnered school in Guangzhou – Xinghai Middle School of Music.

Find out more about what we have to offer our international pupils.

Learning Support and SEN

At Wells, we work to nurture and stimulate every child and to provide a secure educational atmosphere, within a setting that is musically alive. We aim to create a supportive, non-stigmatised and inclusive educational environment that promotes learning and development for all of our children irrespective of their starting point.

We believe that every pupil in our school should have an equal opportunity to enjoy their education and make the best possible progress. We have high but appropriate expectations of our pupils; embedding our philosophy of Esto Quod Es (Be What You Are) into our practice, and valuing all children for their individual strengths.

Our SEN team is led by the Heads of Learning Support, spreading across the Senior School, Prep School and Pre-Prep; Mark Dignum, Rebecca Bridgford-Whittick and Lauren Millington respectively. Please feel free to contact us on 01749 834200 or follow the links below if you would like any further information.

Learning Support & SEND Policy

You can find out more information about Somerset’s Local Offer at Somerset Choices: