Headmaster's Welcome

Headmaster's Welcome

I believe that every child deserves to be inspired every day - inspired to think, to act, to wonder, to sing, to play and to enjoy themselves.


In “Learning for Life” the qualities our children will need in their lives will be as important as their skills. This is why we have such a strong and distinctive school culture. We have high expectations for each child, we nurture and support each child and we develop each child’s leadership skills through the importance of service to others. Our children are encouraged to think independently, and are willing to ‘have a go’, secure in the knowledge that they can learn from mistakes. They are excited about developing new skills.


Making mistakes, taking risks and the importance of service are not typical headline statements for a school, but we are not a typical school. We are a school where, “Pupils show positive attitudes towards their learning. They accept challenge and are ready to take risks and to learn from this process. They are active learners with a strong desire to succeed” (ISI Report, 2014), and so it should be!


Leading Wellington Prep School is a tremendous privilege. Having worked in many settings, I know that one of the many benefits of being an independent school is that we can be truly independent, providing the best education possible for our children.


Our website will also give you a sense of our momentum, purpose and wider school family. However, there is no substitute for experiencing what we do first-hand. If you would like to find out more about our school, we would be delighted to meet you.

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