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Avert your eyes as you drive through the cabbage patches and retail parks of Thanet – it is worth it. Parents spend up to 45 minutes in the car each way to send their children here, passing other good prep schools en route. While schools often claim to be one big family, this one lives up to the hype and it’s great fun too, with idyllic beach themed photos of pupils getting well deserved top spots in the marketing materials. Tonnes of sport – ‘almost relentless,’ according to one parent, ‘which is truly brilliant if you’re a sporty kid, although those that ...

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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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Since September 2017 Gavin Franklin BA (40s). Previously a housemaster at Wellington College, from which he ‘unashamedly plagiarises’ when it comes to approaches such as reflection instead of detention. Sport degree from Durham; represented British Universities at cricket and went on to play for Staffordshire and Warwickshire. Spent five years at the Oval, as performance manager in charge of elite player development, becoming a level 4 cricket coach, before moving to Wellington as assistant director of sport and English teacher.

Hands down the homeliest head’s study we’ve seen – hardly surprising since it doubles up as the family sitting room, complete with sizeable telly, heaps of framed photos and the kind of sofas that invite you to curl up on with feet up. Needless to say we didn’t, although there...

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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
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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