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It does not have the rolling acres of some prep schools but everything is immaculate and every inch of the grounds is used – there is plenty of room for den-making, a pond, vegetable plots and even some igloos when it snows. The playing fields are divided by an elegant avenue of trees which has been colonised by a group of noisy, bright green parrots. Old Welleslians often end up sharing flats together and there are usually a couple of Wellesley weddings announced in the school magazine. They will find a teacher for any instrument – one child is currently learning the harp...

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What the school says...

Wellesley House aims to open up a world of possibilities for each child. Renowned for academic excellence, Wellesley has particular success helping its pupils to win scholarship places. However, children open up more than just books here. Art, music and drama are central to school life, while an impressive range of sport, from riding to sailing, provides an outlet for every talent. A caring ethos and broad curriculum ensures pupils are nurtured as part of a happy family where friendships last a lifetime and the next step is always in the right direction. ...Read more

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Headmaster

Since 2006, Mr Simon O’Malley MA PGCE (late 40s). Educated at the Oratory School, Reading and at Aberdeen University. Previously a housemaster and later deputy head at Beaudesert Park in Gloucestershire. Ambitious and enthusiastic; has generated an energy and buzz about the school and is justifiably proud of all that it is achieving. Much liked and respected by parents. A keen sportsman, he still plays cricket and teaches English. Met his wife, Katy, while they were both teaching at the Banda School in Nairobi. Says managing parental expectations is an integral part of his job. Encourages parents and children alike to aim high but to be realistic, and on the whole the parents are a pretty happy bunch. He sees the school as ‘kind, thoughtful and unique with traditional values but not old fashioned’....

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Special Education Needs

We have a fully qualified SENCo who is a full time member of staff and who has 30 years experience of working with a wide range of Special Needs. We have a specialist SEN room fully equipped with the latest computer technology and teaching resources. The SENCo works closely with all members of staff to ensure full access to the curriculum for each child in the school. SEN teaching takes place during the normal school day and can take the form of one to one withdrawal, small group teaching or in-class support. Wellesley is able to make provision for a range of moderate learning difficulties and can offer both academic and pastoral support. For a full account of our SEN policy, please contact the School. We will be only too willing to discuss Special Needs with you.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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