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Wells Cathedral School
Wells Cathedral School
Wells Cathedral School
Wells Cathedral School
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Wells Cathedral School Wells, Somerset Visit
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Wells Cathedral School
Wells
582 pupils, ages 11-18
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Wells Cathedral 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 school is well set up for getting the best out of every pupil, regardless of their talents. While often compared to four other music specialist schools in the UK, Wells Cathedral School has a very different modus operandi. It’s the only one that is set within a traditional school environment and, perhaps more crucially, it offers an all-through, all-round education in addition to deliv...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7£7,231
    Year 8 £7,231
    Year 9 £7,480
    Year 10£7,480
    Year 11£7,480
    Year 12£8,186
    Year 13£8,186
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7£12,065
    Year 8 £12,065
    Year 9 £12,529
    Year 10 £12,529
    Year 11£12,529
    Year 12£13,343
    Year 13£13,343




    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
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School Updates

  • Wells Cathedral School named one of the 10 most picturesque cricket grounds in Britain.

    The list, compiled by Chief Cricket Writer Scyld Berry, was recently published in The Telegraph. The 10 are a personal choice of his and currently not used for first-class cricket, which makes Arundel, Cheltenham, Chesterfield and Worcester ineligible.
    Wells Cathedral School named one of the 10 most picturesque cricket grounds in Britain.
  • 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
  • Wells Cathedral School partners with Bath Rugby

    Wells Cathedral School is delighted to announce that it has partnered with Premiership Rugby Union side Bath Rugby as part of their Schools Partnership Programme.
    Wells Cathedral School partners with Bath Rugby
  • Laetitia Stott joins Wells Cathedral School

    We are delighted to announce Laetitia Stott as the new Head of Music Performance.
    Laetitia Stott joins Wells Cathedral School
  • 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
  • Wells Cathedral School’s Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics nominated

    Mr Poxon, has been nominated onto the National Council of the Independent Schools Religious Studies Association (ISRSA).
    Wells Cathedral School’s Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics nominated
  • Ralf is selected for Bristol Bears U18s Academy

    Congratulations to Ralf Warner (Year 11) who has been selected to be part of the Bristol Bears U18s Academy.
    Ralf is selected for Bristol Bears U18s Academy
  • Luke leads National Youth Orchestra of Wales

    Congratulations to Luke Doyle (Lower Sixth) who was appointed Leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales during the Easter holiday. Luke is one of the youngest leaders ever!
    Luke leads National Youth Orchestra of Wales
  • 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 School pupil selected for England Hockey U18’s

    Wells Cathedral School Upper Sixth pupil, Oskar Edwards, has been selected into the U18 England Hockey Squad.
    Wells Cathedral School pupil selected for England Hockey U18’s
  • See Wells Cathedral School in our All-through Schools Guide.

    See Wells Cathedral School in our All-through Schools Guide.
  • See Wells Cathedral School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

    See Wells Cathedral School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.
  • 10 Questions with Alastair Tighe, headmaster of Wells Cathedral School

    10 Questions with Alastair Tighe, headmaster of Wells Cathedral School
  • WATCH: Senior School Virtual Tour

    WATCH: Senior School Virtual Tour

Essentials

Address
15 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST

Contact
office@wells.cathedral.school
01749 834200

Website
wells.cathedral.school/

ISI Report

Fees

Term Dates

Bursaries


Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days Register for open Day

Be a Specialist Musician for a Day
08 May 2024
Summer Open Morning 10.00am
11 May 2024


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