Wells Cathedral School

Co-educational Senior and Prep School
"Cobbled lanes with state-of-the-art IT, it’s a bit like Harry Potter meets the Tardis.”  Tatler School Guide 2014

As one of the oldest schools in Europe (founded AD909), we offer a unique opportunity for pupils to have a modern education set within a beautiful historical backdrop. We are located in the heart of Wells, the smallest city in England, within the English countryside but with easy access to Bath and Bristol and its international airport.

We are a dynamic school that provides an internationally-renowned specialist music scheme recognised by the government. We have a full choral tradition with Wells Cathedral, dating back over 1100 years.

In addition to our proven record in academic excellence, we provide a range of opportunities: a specialist mathematics scheme, 40+ co-curricular activities, a strong creative arts programme and competitive/non-competitive sports. We acknowledge excellence with a range of scholarships.

Our accepting community encourages everyone to be what they are, ‘esto quod es,’ which allows a broad variety of pupils to thrive here. This philosophy and our emphasis on pastoral care enables us to help produce well-rounded adults.

Wells has an indescribable, magical atmosphere - you truly have to ‘See it to believe it!’


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Wells Cathedral School
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HeadMrs Elizabeth Cairncross
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age7 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£7,732.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£9,133.00 per term
Forces Discount10% off fees
Total Students0
Youngest Boarder7
Closest Airport 1Bristol (26km)
Closest Airport 2 (0km)
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