Lower School

Lower School (Years 7 & 8)

Year 7 is the main entry point into Wellington School and about half our pupils join us from local Primary and Prep Schools with the other half from our own Prep School.


Pupils come into the Lower School, which spans Years 7 and 8 and has a dedicated Head of Section, Mr Jason Swarbrick.  

Recently we have re-organised the house structure so all houses are co-educational and run throughout the School from Year 7 to the Sixth Form.

Various competitions will take place throughout the school year which will involve either the whole House or a select group.  Not all House activities are ’sport’ based and all House members will get involved in fund-raising and other engaging group activities.

Older students will mentor the younger ones and welcome them into the School and their House.



There is also a Head of Year for all year groups from 7-13.  Heads of Year are responsible for the pastoral wellbeing and academic progress of all pupils in their Year and for promoting the highest standards, both academically and in the behaviour and appearance of pupils in their Year Groups.


Mr Jason Swarbrick is the Head of Year 7 and Mr Ben House, who works in our  Learning Support Department is the Head of Year 8.  

The tutors play a crucial role in overseeing pastoral care and academic progress. Tutoring is the bedrock of pastoral care at Wellington. Tutors meet their tutees on a daily basis and are the first point of contact for all of our families.


"Initial responsibility for general wellbeing lies with tutors, who get a good press both from students and parents. ‘They have dual role to encourage the reluctant to step forward and to manage any danger of overload,’ as one mother summed it up beautifully, but both tutors and teachers are sought out by their students in times of need." - The Good Schools Guide