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" The quality of the boarding experience is excellent and fully supports the ethos of the school that success follows success, whether in or outside the classroom, and occurs naturally in pupils who are happy and motivated. "

ISI Report 2011

School Life

Pastoral Care

At Wellesley we pride ourselves on our pastoral care and our family atmosphere allows us to get to know our children very well. The welfare of all our pupils is the single most important aspect of their education. From the moment they join the school there is a network of care and there are always people the children can turn to if they are in need.

In the Junior House, children in Years 3 and 4 are looked after by form tutors, who take responsibility for the daily routine and parental liaison, and by a dedicated team of matrons.  Junior boy boarders are accommodated in small, cosy dorms in Boddington House where they are looked after by the Housemaster and his wife.  Year 5 and 6 boys also board in Boddington House, thus providing a sensitive transition between this area of the school and the Middle School.

The Middle School is overseen by a number of staff who have direct responsibility for the pastoral care of all Year 5 and 6 children.  In the Senior School the Deputy Headmaster, and the Headmaster and his wife, take responsibility for the welfare of all pupils.

Girl boarders are accommodated in the Orchard (our girls’ boarding house) where they are looked after by the Housemaster and his wife.

Children are encouraged to be children, protected and nurtured in their vulnerable prep school years and not forced to grow up too soon. They are given the freedom to express themselves, room to run, and the opportunity to fulfil their potential at every level.

Parents are extremely happy with the care, help and guidance given to their children.

ISI Report 2011

Strong relationships exist between pupils and staff, and amongst pupils themselves.

ISI Report 2011