Tracing its history back to 909 AD, Wells Cathedral School is the oldest in the West Country and one of the oldest in the world. It was founded at the same time as the cathedral on the instructions of King Edward the Elder, the second ever king of England.
We have been fully co-educational since 1969 at all the school’s age groups, from Little Wellies Nursery through to the Junior and Senior schools.
Today we are a thriving, multi-cultural, co-educational school with committed pupils in all areas of school life including academia, sport, drama, music and community service.
Set in the heart of the medieval city of Wells, Wells Cathedral School’s beautiful backdrop has inspired generations. Wells is the smallest city in England and is surrounded by lovely countryside – quintessential England at its finest.