Wells Cathedral School

  409 Boys
  360 Girls
  769 Pupils
  Sixth Form
  Boarding & Day 
  Town setting

One of the oldest schools in Europe (founded AD909), Wells offers boys and girls aged 3-18 a modern education set within a beautiful historical backdrop. We’re located in the heart of Wells, the smallest city set in England’s countryside, but with easy access to Bath and Bristol and its international airport - and just over two hours from London Heathrow airport.

We are the only proper school that provides an internationally-renowned specialist music scheme recognised by the government. We have a proven record in academic excellence and provide a range of opportunities: specialist mathematics, 40+ co-curricular activities, a strong creative arts programme, competitive/non-competitive sports, and a full choral tradition with Wells Cathedral.

We encourage everyone to be what they are, ‘esto quod es,’ which (along with our emphasis on pastoral care) allows a broad variety of pupils to thrive here. We acknowledge excellence with scholarships.

Wells has an indescribable, magical atmosphere - you have to ‘See it to believe it!’

Contact Information

  The Liberty, Wells, , BA5 2ST

  01749 834200




Fees: Boarders: £7,956 - £9,983


The Head:
Elizabeth Cairncross

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