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.
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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