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Wells Cathedral Prep School
Wells Cathedral Prep School
Wells Cathedral Prep School
Wells Cathedral Prep School
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Wells Cathedral Prep School
Wells
138 pupils, ages 7-11
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Wells Cathedral Prep School

For one of the oldest educational establishments in the world (founded in 909), Wells Cathedral School has a decidedly modern motto: Esto Quod Est (Be What You Are). This co-ed day and boarding all-through school is very well set up for getting the best out of every pupil, and it’s clear that the prep school – which shares the same site as its senior sibling – takes this warm, accepting attitude seriously. In the heart of historic Wells, the smallest city in England (after the City of London). The school buildings are a mix of medieval, Georgian and modern, blendin...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception£3,314
    Year 1£3,873
    Year 2£4,431
    Year 3£4,991
    Year 4£5,550
    Year 5£6,109
    Year 6£6,668
    Boarding fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3 -
    Year 4 £10,239
    Year 5 £10,798
    Year 6£11,358




    Bursaries
    The goal of the school’s bursary programme is twofold: to attract and enrol pupils from diverse backgrounds, and to offer a unique opportunity to deserving pupils whose parents lack the means themselves. Pupils do not need to win a scholarship in order to be considered for a bursary and there is no set income threshold. However, it is expected that families will make their children’s education a financial priority. Wells Cathedral School is one of only four schools in England whose pupils are supported by the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme, which aims to ensure that children with exceptional potential can access world-class specialist music training alongside a balanced education, regardless of personal circumstances. Fee remissions are also available for children of the UK armed forces and the clergy.

    Bursary contact:
    Bursar Robert McCartney
    r.mccartney@wells-cathedral-school.com
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School Updates

  • BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2023

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that Year 8 pupil Belinda Gifford-Guy has won the 2023 BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition (Junior category).
    BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2023
  • Calling all budding musicians!

    If you’d like to develop your music skills with world-class tutors in a nurturing and inspiring location, look no further than Wells Cathedral School who are offering both Easter and Summer music courses in 2024.
    Calling all budding musicians!
  • Wells Cathedral School receives prestigious Wellbeing Award

    Wells Cathedral School is delighted to announce they have received Optimus Education’s prestigious Wellbeing Award.
    Wells Cathedral School receives prestigious Wellbeing Award
  • Celebrating an ‘Excellent’ ISI Report

    Wells Cathedral School is delighted to announce the publication of the latest report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
    Celebrating an ‘Excellent’ ISI Report
  • 10 Questions with Jody Wells, head of Wells Cathedral Prep School

    10 Questions with Jody Wells, head of Wells Cathedral Prep School
  • Wells’ Choristers celebrate Shrove Tuesday!

    The Choristers joyfully took part in their annual pancake race along Vicars’ Close on Shrove Tuesday.
    Wells’ Choristers celebrate Shrove Tuesday!
  • Wells Cathedral School musicians celebrate national recognition

    A large number of musicians will be representing Wells Cathedral School in national-level ensembles and choirs this year, both in the UK and beyond.
    Wells Cathedral School musicians celebrate national recognition
  • Wells Cathedral Pre-Prep is Highly Commended at ISOTY 2022

    Wells Cathedral School is delighted to have been Highly Commended in the Independent Pre-Prep School of the Year category of the Independent School of the Year Awards 2022.
    Wells Cathedral Pre-Prep is Highly Commended at ISOTY 2022
  • See Wells Cathedral Prep School in our All-through Schools Guide.

    See Wells Cathedral Prep School in our All-through Schools Guide.
  • Prep School Artist Visits

    Prep School Artist Visits
  • WATCH: Little Wellies & Pre-Prep

    WATCH:  Little Wellies & Pre-Prep
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    WATCH: Prep School Virtual Tour
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Essentials

Address
Jocelyn House, The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST

Contact
office@wells.cathedral.school
01749 834 200

Website
wells.cathedral.school/prep-school/

ISI Report

Fees

Term Dates

Bursaries


Open Days

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15 June 2024
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21 September 2024


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