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Reception to Year 2

Welcome to Wells Pre-Prep

In an ever-changing world, we want our children to grow into confident, motivated and enthusiastic individuals, ready to take on life’s challenges.

Independent School of the Year - Commended rosetteAt Wells Pre-Prep, our pupils develop their thinking skills and a love of learning through our child-led creative curriculum. Our specialist Music, Drama, Dance, Speech, Forest School, Games and Swimming lessons complement our excellent classroom teaching and provide a rounded and inspiring experience. Our philosophy for a fun, engaging and inspiring curriculum that kick-starts an excellent education was recently admired at the Independent School Awards where we were awarded ‘commended’ for Pre-Prep of the Year 2022

We facilitate creativity and originality, and we provide opportunities for children to explore links in the real world and we aim to instil a love of learning and of life from a young age. We aim to inspire young minds, fuel imagination and nurture individuality, helping your child to become the best that they can be, ultimately providing a brilliant foundation for life.

We’d be delighted to invite you for a visit so you can see for yourself what makes Wells such a special place. Please do contact our admissions team who would be happy to make the arrangements. In the meantime, our Virtual Tour below, as well as our website content, will give you a good flavour of life here at Wells. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions; we are always happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rebecca Perdrix
Head of Wells Pre-Prep

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Virtual Tour of Early Years

Pre-Prep: Through the Children’s Eyes

Our Mission and Values

Our mission at Wells is to inspire every individual pupil to nurture their talents in a vibrant, creative, spiritual and stimulating environment to become a responsible global citizen. Our core values of Creativity, Aspiration, Responsibility and Endeavour act as the four pillars of our ethos. At a school where we put kindness at the heart of all we do, it is not a coincidence that the acronym of these values is ‘CARE’.

We strive to develop and embrace each child’s individuality through celebrating the ‘learning powers’ of risk-taking, resilience, curiosity, resourcefulness and critical thinking, all of which we teach and reward through our curriculum. Children are motivated to seek out new experiences and learn through trial and error.

We give them ownership and involvement in their daily routines to develop a sense of growing independence and to fulfill their intrinsic desire to be the best they can be. Our family-service style lunches are opportunities for nourishment as well as social and physical development during which the children enjoy our specially developed menus that provide healthy yet delicious choices.

The Wells Community

We all benefit from our close community where children and staff contribute towards the friendly culture and enjoy participating in joint activities such as assembly, sports day, productions, lunchtimes and playtimes, ensuring that children are familiar with the wider community, and with staff throughout the department. This not only facilitates the skills that come with peer support, but also allows for a smooth and flawless transition as the children progress through the School.

Our nurturing and highly qualified teachers take pride in the care they provide and ensure the children thrive, both in the time spent in their class but also when it comes to moving on through the School. Our teachers work together to provide a personal and thorough handover so that the next teacher understands your child as an individual so they are set up for success. Pre-Prep parents report that transition within the Pre-Prep is ‘easy’ due to the way that we work as a close-knit community.

Children are gradually prepared to progress to our Prep School (Years 3-6), and we pay special attention to the vast opportunities for transition during their Year 2 year.

boys playing giant jenga at our Independent Prep School Family Fun Day
girl on a space hopper at our Independent Prep School Family Fun Day
Children dancing at our Independent Prep School Family Exhibition Morning
Children dancing at our Independent Prep School Family Exhibition Morning
Father and son at our Independent Prep School Family Exhibition Morning
girl in disco hat at our Independent Prep School Family Fun Day

We all feel at home at school, it’s a friendly, un-intimidating environment full of diverse and interesting folks. Everybody’s welcome. We’ll never regret choosing Wells.

– Current Parent

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