School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 2 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 200 Prep School, 600 Senior School
Headteacher - Henry Price MA (Oxon)

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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Scholarships & 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,

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

Welcome to Wellington School, where I am proud to be both Headmaster and a parent. Visitors to the School always comment on the friendly and focused atmosphere, the opportunities and support on offer, as well as the down to earth and grounded ethos. I hope that you will come and visit us soon.

Wellington is a busy school, with dedicated staff and excellent facilities. We take the wellbeing of our pupils seriously with proactive pastoral care and a modern approach to physical and mental health, which we hope will serve our pupils well at school and far into the future. I believe that the co-curriculum plays a vital part in education and we seek to challenge and inspire our pupils through an extensive programme including a thriving Outdoor Education Department and CCF, alongside Music, Drama and a pioneering Sport, Performance and Wellbeing Department.

There is also a long-standing academic tradition at Wellington leading to top grades and top universities, balanced by a desire to see pupils make progress and enjoy learning, not merely pass examinations. We therefore focus on intellectual development and cultural enrichment.


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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