Welcome to our Senior 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 Head Master’s Introduction to the Day. 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.

Head Master’s Introduction to the Day

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 pupils and teachers – broadcast live from their own homes! You can also watch an Introduction to Boarding from our previous Virtual Open Day.

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.

10.30 Years 7 to 9
10.45 GCSE Years
11.00 A Levels and the Sixth Form
11.15 Our Curriculum
11.30 Outdoor Learning at Wells
11.45 Creative Arts at Wells
12.00 Sport at Wells
12.15 Meet our Musicians
13.00 Live Stream Ends

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.

Overview of School Life

Introduction to Wells by our Head Master

Virtual Tour of Our Senior School

A Day in the Senior School

A Typical Wellensian?


Sports Day 

(produced by our current pupil, Nicholas Richards)

Hockey Highlights 2019

Please click here for our Sport at Wells YouTube Channel which demonstrates our pupils’ talents or click here if you’d like to subscribe.


Montage of Music Performances

Jazz Collaboration with Julian Argüelles

Our Symphony Orchestra

Bridget Yee, BBC Young Musician Keyboard Finalist 2020

Music at Wells YouTube Channel

Please see our Music at Wells YouTube Channel for more videos that demonstrate the talents of our pupils as well as our visiting artists. We are continually adding new content, so please do subscribe to the Music at Wells YouTube Channel so you can hear our latest performances, including our virtual concerts.


Introduction to Boarding

A Week in the Life of a Boarder


Creative Arts

Outdoor Learning

Trips and Events

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 Master 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!

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