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Can’t think why Wellington hasn’t featured in Good Schools’ Guide until recently. Friendly, purposeful and busy, it is a solid, well-managed school, neat but not glossy, giving its pupils a sound education and masses of high points in developmental experience. Definitely not a toff school, but lots of Somerset families – inevitably farmers and businesses relating to farming. Professionals and families where both parents work to cover the fees. A few expats and a tranche of…

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Since 2014, Henry Price MA (40s), previously senior housemaster at Rugby. After reading classics at Oxford, started teaching career at Sydney Grammar School (Oxford Classics Fellow), before moving to Sherborne. At Rugby for 13 years; was head of classics, housemaster, coached rugby, cricket and netball, and was involved in 'trips, debating and much more'. He is a governor of Skinner's Academy in Hackney. Married to Mary, whom he met at Oxford, and who is training for her first triathlon; they have four young children. Holidays are spent on the beaches of Anglesey and walking in Snowdonia.

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Wellington sits comfortably between its local Taunton independent rivals in academic achievement and considerably higher than the nearest sixth form college. Over the past 10 or so years it has had pretty consistent sound results at GCSE and...

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