Stratfield Turgis, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0AR
10 reasons to choose Wellesley Prep School
Main point of differentiation
Wellesley Prep School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 83, and though undifferentiated, is a good all-round Hook prep school. (read the area review here)
Wellesley Prep School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 13 years. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Wellesley Prep School fees range from £4,365 (Rec) to £5,905 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Wellesley Prep School typically has two classes per year, some have three, and an average class size of 16 pupils.
Destinations for most Wellesley Prep School leavers are one of 20 independent day and boarding schools. On average, Lord Wandsworth College accounts for 25-30% of leavers. Bradfield College, Wellington College, Queen Anne’s Faversham, and Luckley House are also popular. Of the 13+ leavers, 30% win awards and scholarships.
The Wellesley Prep School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Spanish, Latin. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in science.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 4. There is Outdoor Learning for all year groups and for Years 7 and 8, the Adventure, Leadership and Service Programme.
Specialist teachers for art, dance, drama, sport and music throughout, and for most subjects from Year 4.
Sport at Wellesley Prep School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Wellesley Prep School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and nearly all take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.00pm.
Find another school near Wellesley Prep School
Shinfield St Mary’s Church of England Junior School (5.2 miles); Greenfields Junior School (5.9 miles); Charles Kingsley’s Church of England Primary School (6.3 miles).
Sherfield School (2.9 miles); Leighton Park School (9.9 miles); The Abbey School Reading (10.3 miles).
Robert May’s School (7.7 miles); Reading Girls’ School (9 miles); Calthorpe Park School (9.7 miles).