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News & Events

Please follow the links on the left to view the latest news stories about Wellesley House on our Website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Week beginning 22nd May

School Photograph

The school photograph was taken last Thursday. The procedure for ordering copies will be sent out when we have the details from the photographers.

Team Photographs

Team photographs can still be viewed and purchased via the website  The procedure for ordering photographs, and the login code, has been e-mailed to parents; if you have not received it, please contact the school office. Please note that the deadline for orders is 5.00 pm this Wednesday 24th May.

'Treasure Island'

DVDs of the Middle School Play have now been sent out.  There are still a few copies available - if you would like a copy, or if your copies have not arrived, please contact the school office.

School Last Week

Art Exhibition

Our 'Very Special Art Exhibition and Drinks Party' took place on Friday.  The Old Hall was transformed into an art gallery with outstanding works on display from the portfolios of the Art scholars' group alongside works by world-renowned artists including L.S. Lowry.  The aim of the event was to auction the children’s work to raise enough money for a 3-D printer and the objective was reached and exceeded with many high bids.  Photographs from the event can be viewed from the Photo Galleries page.

Common Entrance

The first round of Common Entrance examinations took place last week for members of Block 1, with the Mental Arithmetic examination followed by listening and oral examinations in French and Spanish.  The written papers will follow after half-term.

Sunday Outings

There were two outings for boarders on Sunday.  Many of the children enjoyed an afternoon of paintballing at Quex Park, while others demonstrated their putting skills in a Mini-Golf competition in Broadstairs.

School This Week

Mark Reading

The second marks of term have been given and the standings are as follows:

1st       Saxons
 2nd      Romans
 3rd     Vikings
 4th     Danes




Special mention goes to the following pupils who have achieved the highest set of marks for their year: Gracie Lawton, Stanislav Shatokhin, Mia Otley, Lilia Hunter, Katie Baird, Amelia Lawton, Cameron McKenzie, Oscar Vaughan, Finn Crane, Joy Gu, Ella Yu, Nandita Gurung, Isabella Cable, Apple Zhang, George Fenwick, Eliza Fox-Pitt, Michael Ma and Linda Shen.

Writing Journal

Congratulations to Ethan Beckett, Freddie Bond, Ivan Borovyk, Tom Burge, Antonia Dilkes and Ben Falcon, whose work is being published in a writing journal created by King's, Canterbury to celebrate the best of writing in Prep Schools across the country.

Tennis Colours

Congratulations to Silvia Courage, who has been awarded her tennis colours for her performances in matches this term.


Well done to Tom Leonard, who has gained his British Fencing Achievement Award for Grade 3 Foil.  Details of the criteria for this award can be seen at the British Fencing website.


The match ball was presented in this week's assembly to Inigo Pullen for his 50 in Saturday's 1st XI match against Eastern Vikings.  Well done, Inigo.

Junior House Outing

The Junior House have their third outing to Manor House Forest School on Monday morning, where they are learning valuable lessons in a woodland environment.  The final visit takes place after half-term.

Block 3 Trip to France

On Tuesday Block 3 have a very early departure to spend the day in France.  They will be carrying out a survey in French at a shopping centre outside Boulogne, and then along one of the main streets of Boulogne.  After this they will visit Nausicaa, the National Sea Centre, before heading home on the ferry.

Governors' Day

We welcome the members of the school's Governing Body on Wednesday for their annual Governors' Day at Wellesley.  In addition to their meeting, they will be touring the school and will be joining the children for lunch.


Good luck to the Under 13 rounders team, who play their 2nd round match in the RNCF Cup on Wednesday against St Catherine's.  The match will take place at Sutton Valence School, starting at 2.30 pm.

Half Term

Half-term begins at 1.30 pm this Friday 26th May.  Boarders will return at 8.00 pm on Sunday 4th June and day pupils on the morning of Monday 5th June. 


This week the kitchen will be serving Menu 3.

Thought for the Week

"Do not learn how to REACT.  Learn how to RESPOND."

Growth Mindset

"I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to do things that I don't think I can."
Bethany Hamilton

Matches Last Week

Monday 15th May  
Cricket v JKS: U9 Lost by 28 runs
Tennis v JKS: U13 Girls Won 5 - 1
Tennis v JKS: U13 Boys Won 3 - 1
Wednesday 17th May  
Rounders v Sutton Valence: U13 A Won 20 - 8.5
Rounders v Sutton Valence: U13 B Won 19.5 - 14.5
Rounders v St Lawrence College U10 Won 13.5 - 9.5
Cricket v Dover College: Colts A Won by 10 wickets
Cricket v Dover College: U9 Lost by 94 runs
Friday 19th May  
Tennis v Sir Roger Manwood's: U13 Boys Postponed
Saturday 20th May  
Cricket v Eastern Vikings: 1st XI Won by 4 runs
Cricket v Eastern Vikings: Colts A Lost by 57 runs
Cricket v Northbourne Park Colts A: Colts B Lost

Matches This Week

Monday 22nd May  
Tennis v Dane Court: U13 Girls (h) (Note: 4.00 pm start)
Tuesday 23rd May  
Tennis v Kent College: U13 Boys (h) (Note: 5.00 pm start)
Wednesday 24th May  
Rounders v St Catherine's: U13 A (a) (RNCF Cup) (Note: At Sutton Valence School; 2.30 pm start)
Rounders v St Lawrence: U10 (a)  
Cricket v Sutton Valence: 1st XI (h)  
Cricket v Sutton Valence: 2nd XI (a)  
Cricket v Northbourne Park: 3rd XI (a)  
Thursday 25th May  
Rounders v Sir Roger Manwood's: U13 A (h) (Note: 3.45 pm start)
Monday 5th June  
Cricket v Junior King's: U9 (h) (Note: Now a home fixture)