“A small, caring, traditional and outdoorsy prep in which everyone knows everyone, all children get a chance to shine and nobody gets lost in the crowd”
The Good Schools Guide
“A small, caring, traditional and outdoorsy prep in which everyone knows everyone, all children get a chance to shine and nobody gets lost in the crowd”
THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE

VIDEO INTRODUCTION & PRIVATE OPEN DAY TOURS NOW AVAILABLE

We are now open but following important public health guidelines to keep our pupils and staff safe. Please find introductory videos to our school via the links below:

If you would like to see more and discuss the needs of your child, please contact us for a personal tour of the school and to meet senior members of staff:
Email: admissions@wellesleyhouse

2020 Lux Life Parent & Baby Award for Most Caring Day & Boarding Prep School in SE England Rosette

We have been awarded the 2020 Lux Life Award for the Most Caring Day & Boarding School in South East England and we are a finalist for the Independent School Of The Year 2020 – Best Pre-Prep.

Shortlisted for the Bupa Independent School of the Year 2020 Award Rosette
2020 Lux Life Parent & Baby Award for Most Caring Day & Boarding Prep School in SE England Rosette
Shortlisted for the Bupa Independent School of the Year 2020 Award Rosette

We have been awarded the 2020 Lux Life Award for the Most Caring Day & Boarding School in South East England and we are a finalist for the Independent School Of The Year 2020 – Best Pre-Prep.

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The Wellesley House
COMMUNITY

Wellesley House is a family-orientated preparatory school where pupils aged between 2-13 years have a chance to shine – in the classroom, in the creative arts and on the sports field – supported by exceptional pastoral care.  We offer a range of boarding options – full, weekly, flexi and occasional – and we cater for day pupils, who are fully integrated into the school and benefit from an extended school day.

 

 

Our Beautiful
LOCATION

Wellesley is located in the quintessentially British seaside town of Broadstairs, famed for its Victorian architecture and beautiful white cliff-edged sandy beaches, and for being the home of Charles Dickens. The Victorians recognised the health benefits of being by the sea and we fully endorse this thinking, incorporating the local beaches into the curriculum via our beach club, where children get the chance to have lots of traditional seaside fun whilst learning about marine life and bio-diversity.

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The Wellesley House
VALUES

  • Kindness
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Enjoyment

These are the values that our pupils, staff and wider community agree to uphold. They are the heart of the school and are the foundation of the strong community at Wellesley House. They help pupils to form lifelong friendships, and to guide their moral compass during their time at Wellesley and throughout their lives.

The Headmaster’s
Welcome

We firmly believe that children who are happy and inspired succeed, and our broad curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and nurturing environment are designed to foster the individual strengths of every pupil. Our aim is to develop a love of learning in our pupils and academic success is a priority. We offer small classes and superb facilities, supported by a team of talented and dedicated staff….

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“A small and extraordinarily caring prep school with traditional values, which produces self-assured and considerate children who go on to schools all over the country.”

GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE

“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

“We love the ‘family feel’ and friendliness of the school and how it has motivated our children.”

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Wellesley Weekly 30th November 2020

From the Headmaster's Study Pupils in Block 4 and above are taking some internal examinations this week. The purpose of these is fundamentally two fold - to give the pupils the experience of sitting exams in a formal environment (for example, in the Old Hall, with an...

OW golf day 2020

On Sunday the 18th October, 2020, a strong team of 12 Old Welleslians descended on Royal St George’s in Sandwich for their annual OW golf fixture. Despite tightening Covid-19 restrictions, we were greeted warmly and enjoyed the usual first class hospitality for which...

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