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“Ensuring the happiness and safety of all our pupils has always been core to what we do at Wells Cathedral School. We want all our pupils to be happy and successful, but in that order. That is why we strive to ensure our pastoral care is pupil-centred and all-embracing.
“Recently, increasing focus has been given to the wellbeing of all school pupils, particularly with regard to their mental health. As a society, we have become much more attuned to the reality that a person’s mental wellbeing is just as important as their physical wellbeing.
“We are proud at Wells of the way we promote healthy lifestyles for our pupils, and of the vision we already have in place to help ensure pupils are well-cared for, whatever their particular needs or whenever they might encounter difficulties. Please see details of some of our initiatives below…”
~Alastair Tighe, Head Master

Wellbeing Award

We have received Optimus Education’s prestigious Wellbeing Award. Developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), the award is granted to schools who are able to demonstrate that they have made significant changes to their long-term wellbeing culture for pupils, parents and staff.

The school’s well-being initiatives stand out for their clarity of purpose and tangible impact. Driven by a genuine desire to see children thrive, these initiatives lay a strong foundation for pupils’ future lives.

~Award Report

Key Wellbeing Initiatives

Wells Cathedral School has an extensive list of initiatives aimed at well-being and welfare, offering a broad range of support at school-wide, year-group, and individual levels.

~Award Report


Prep School

Senior School

toast at breaktime at our independent school in Somerset
Toast at breaktime
Girls playing hockey at our independent school in Wells, Somerset
Range of activities
Sport, drama, art, music, CCF and much more...
School library
Common Rooms
For socialising and relaxing

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Centre at our Independent School
Sixth Form Centre
Garden at our Sixth Form Boarding House
Ritchie House Garden
Study Rooms at our Independent School
Study Rooms
Common Areas at our Independent School
Common Areas

His Majesty King Charles III retains Patronage of Wells Cathedral School
We are delighted that His Majesty King Charles III will remain the Patron of Wells Cathedral School.

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