Wells Cathedral School

Co-educational Senior and Prep School

"Wells Cathedral School provides an inspiring education set in a musically alive and beautiful environment, as a brilliant foundation for life."

Wells Cathedral School is a vibrant co-educational independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 2 to 18, offering a wide selection of enriching curricular activities, as well as excelling academically, with outstanding results at GCSE and A-level.

The school is internationally famous as a specialist music school, one of only four in England within the Department for Education’s (DofE) Music and Dance Scheme, and the only music school to operate within the context of a conventional school, incorporating talented musicians within the general school community.

The school is located in the heart of the beautiful historic city of Wells, in Somerset. The stunning West Country cities of Bath and Bristol are 20 miles equidistant, both with regular main line train services to London Paddington and Bristol’s international airport. The M4 motorway allows easy access to London and the South East, including Heathrow and Gatwick airports; whilst the M5 motorway connects the Midlands and North England.

The countryside around Wells is full of beautiful walks and interesting historical landmarks, including the legendary Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey, Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close to Wells is the stunning city of Bath, with its famous Roman Baths, Spa and Abbey, and fabulous alleyways of high quality shops; whilst to the north lies the lively metropolis of Bristol, England’s sixth city, and home of celebrated international artist Banksy, with a thriving arts and culture scene.


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Wells Cathedral School
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HeadMr Alastair Tighe
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age2 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£8,093.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£10,220.00 per term
Sixth Form£10,855.00 per term
Forces Discount10% off fees
Total Students765
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders12
Senior Boarders267
Int'l Students163
Closest Airport 1Bristol (26km)
Closest Airport 2Exeter (100km)
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