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Welcome to Wellesley House School. I hope you enjoy our website and that it will give you a sense of the energy and vibrancy of the life of our unique and wonderful school by the sea.

About the School

Wellesley House School is a leading preparatory school for girls and boys located in Kent.

You will see from the breadth of the site that we value a variety of activities and provide an outstanding range of opportunities for all. Success develops naturally in pupils who are happy, well-motivated and given the encouragement to push themselves. We want Welleslians to be prepared to take a few risks along the way, knowing they will always be supported.  

Situated in the seaside town of Broadstairs, it means we are able to make the most of all that life at the coast provides and the beach and surrounding areas become an extension of both the classroom and playground. It truly does provide a unique experience for the children in our care.

At Wellesley, we work together to give our pupils the best possible start in life and prepare them for the next stage of their education and the world beyond. Academic success is a priority and our results are excellent (please take the time to follow links on the website to our most recent inspection report). Foremost in our thinking, however, is to ensure that the children are busy, happy and proud of their prep school. From this everything follows naturally. The vast majority of our pupils board so we are able to create the ideal environment to monitor their development both in and out of the classroom.

Attached below is my address to the school on Speech Day in which I summarise the many wonderful things that have taken place here during the year.

We set out to recognise and nurture the individual strengths of each of our pupils. By the time they move on, Welleslians are confident, motivated and well-mannered, fully prepared to continue to thrive at their senior schools and deal with the many challenges that lie ahead.

Websites can only offer a snapshot of all that happens in a school, and only hint at the character and feel of a place. Please use this site to find out more about Wellesley, or to see what your children are currently doing. If you like what you see and would be interested in visiting us to discover first hand what it is that makes Wellesley so unique, Katy and I would be delighted to meet you and it would be my pleasure to show you around personally.

Simon O'Malley MA (Hons) PGCE