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GENERAL INFORMATION AND POLICIES

Pupil Mix

711
Pupils Altogether (including Nursery)
547
Senior School Pupils (Years 7 - Upper Sixth)
94
Junior School Pupils (Years 3 - 6)
70
in Pre-Prep (Nursery - Year 2)
31%
Specialist Musicians

(Senior School / Sixth Form)

69%
Follow a traditional academic programme (Senior School/ Sixth Form)
About 50:50
Day: Boarder (Senior)
About 50:50
Boy: Girl Ratio

Staff Mix

415
Staff Altogether
116
Teachers
58
Visiting Music Staff
241
Non Teaching Staff

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

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, Junior School and Early Years Foundation Stage; 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: www.somersetchoices.org.uk