School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 3 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 200 Prep School, 600 Senior School
Headmaster – Eugene du Toit, MA, MBA

Open Days & Events

We run whole school Open Days twice each year, which are lovely opportunities to see the School in action. We would be delighted to welcome you to the School for guided tours by pupils, the opportunity to meet staff and to take part in some fun activities.

If this is not convenient or you would prefer to come on your own, you are welcome to visit the School at any other time and have a tour, meet the Headmaster and other key staff and book a taster day.

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Forces Bursaries

Wellington School supports the Continuity of Education Allowance with a very generous Forces’ Bursary, with parents paying only 10% of the school fees. Due to our reputation for quality, value for money and most importantly, what we do for each and every child to ensure their experience here is happy and special, Wellington has been the school of choice for many Forces parents. So if you are eligible for the CEA Allowance, whatever your circumstances, you can be sure that your child will be very well looked after at Wellington School.

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Contact Details

Wellington School

South Street, Wellington, TA21 8NT

Wellington School

South Street, Wellington, TA21 8NT

Founded in 1837, Wellington School is a co-educational, day and boarding school set in a small town and surrounded by the beautiful Somerset countryside in the South West of England. We offer a strong academic curriculum, broad co-curricular opportunities, excellent pastoral care and a clear sense of values. The Prep School and Senior School welcome pupils from 3-11 and 11-18. Both boarding and day fees are good value in comparison with similar schools.  The School is friendly and busy with delightfully grounded pupils and inspirational staff.

Heads Welcome

Wellington is a wonderful school and it is a privilege to lead such a happy, dynamic and diverse community.

We delight in celebrating our pupils’ many remarkable achievements, but it is the quality of the relationships we enjoy both within the school, and beyond our gates, which we value most highly.

Learning, in its many forms, is at the heart of all we do and our inspirational teachers support each pupil in achieving their best possible academic outcomes. Results, however, are only one element of the learning journey and we want our pupils to be independent, intellectually curious, creative problem-solvers who can communicate effectively and work with others to address challenging problems.

Being located in an area of such natural beauty allows our pupils to safely explore the world around them and grow in confidence and character as they do so. Exploration and discovery are central to our learning philosophy. We have high expectations of our pupils, but we don’t want them to be afraid of failure – we understand that intellectual and personal growth is often the result of making mistakes and having the resilience to overcome challenges.

We are proud of our rich history but we are as proud of being a progressive, forward-looking school which provides an outstanding all-round education. We want our pupils to be ambitious and confident, but without a hint of arrogance or sense of entitlement. We believe that each pupil should feel known, valued and understood. We work tirelessly to ensure that our pupils leave Wellington equipped to thrive.

A strong sense of community defines the Wellington way and I want every member of our community to look forward to arriving at school each morning. I would be delighted if you came to visit us – you will receive a warm Wellington welcome.


With outstanding academic results and a raft of co-curricular activities, the opportunities are limitless. We offer a wide range of facilitating subjects at GCSE and 24 A-level choices in addition to BTec Sport. With state of the art sporting facilities and inspirational music, art, design and drama departments, there is a chance for everyone to shine.

All pupils from the Year 10 upwards either join the large CCF contingent, with army, naval and RAF sections, or are engaged in volunteering activities on a weekly basis, ranging from community services and conservation, to music, art and creative activities such as producing school radio podcasts. Outdoor Education, both within the CCF, as part of the flourishing Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and climbing and caving clubs are very popular, with many trips organised for all year groups. The CCF also has a highly respected Corps of Drums, which frequently features in local ceremonial events. Societies, in addition to the above, include art, chess and drama at various levels, STEM, computing and others.

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