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Wells Cathedral School

Wells Cathedral School, The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST
Tel: 01749 834 200 Email: admissions@wells.cathedral.school
Web: wells.cathedral.school
Twitter: @wellscathschool Facebook: @wellscathedralschool
YouTube: WellsCathedralSchoolMusic


Head Master: Mr Alastair Tighe

Age of pupils: 2 – 18

Number of pupils: 766 – 200 sixth form pupils; 291 boarders

Junior School Day fees: from £2,636 per term; Junior School Boarding fees: from £8,093 per term

Senior School Day fees: from £6,126 day per term; Senior School Boarding fees: from £10,220 per term

Religious Denomination: Christian. All faiths welcome.

Exam Results 2020

GCSE: 9-4 = 97%
A Level: A* – C = 90%

Curriculum: Wells Cathedral School provides an innovative and bold curriculum with an Integrated Arts Programme, Modern Foreign Languages, STEM, a Specialist Music Scheme and a Specialist Maths Scheme. They offer over 25 subjects at GCSE and A level and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Around one quarter of Senior School pupils are specialist musicians, who follow a uniquely tailored programme including 1-2-1 lessons and professional standard performance opportunities. The School is unique in being the only specialist music school in the world to be situated within the context of an all-round school.

Pastoral: Wells aims to provide all pupils with a family environment within a kind and caring community where they can be happy, healthy and, most importantly, who they are. With the mixed day and boarding houses situated in the heart of the school, this warm atmosphere extends into the day-to-day life of every pupil making Wells not just a school but a home. The Good Schools Guide 2020 noted “Pastoral care was voted outstanding by all we spoke to.”

Co-curricular: Sport is an integral part of school life and the School encourage pupils of all abilities to take part. They offer over 15 sport options and are proud to have the best cricket grounds in Somerset. The drama department has built a reputation for strong and ambitious productions such as Les Misérables which was attended by Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Art flourishes with regular exhibitions in their dedicated performance centre, Cedars Hall, and CCF goes from strength to strength with over 200 cadets. A recent ISI report noted “The quality of pupils’ development is excellent.”

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