The Etherton Pre-GCSE and Junior Academic Courses are located at Wellington School, in the South West of England in beautiful countryside. The School is near the middle of the town of Wellington. It is a small and friendly town with a variety of shops, banks, supermarkets, restaurants and a Post Office. The town provides a safe and secure environment for students to visit for shopping and practising English.

Wellington School is a famous independent boarding school, which normally has over 1,000 students in term time. The buildings are low-rise and spread out around the campus. Students live in comfortable single-sex boarding houses in the school, with resident House Staff. They eat all meals in the School’s dining room. There are well-equipped classrooms, computer rooms, and an exceptional library. The modern Science Centre has very impressive laboratory-classrooms which allow our students to do practical experiments and work with fully resourced materials and equipment.

The grounds and sports facilities are also excellent. There are grass playing fields, an all-weather Astroturf pitch, eight tennis courts, squash courts and an indoor heated swimming pool. The Princess Royal Sports Complex is a very large sports hall which allows students to play many sports, including netball, basketball, badminton, table tennis and football.

Courses available at Wellington School, Somerset

Junior Academic

2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks
Ages 10-12

Our Junior Academic Course is based at Wellington School in the South West of England and is for international students aged 10-12 years. It is designed for young students who want to have a great summer school experience, but also want something more than just an ordinary holiday course. It is for boys and girls ...

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2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks
Ages 13-15

Our Pre-GCSE course is based at Wellington School in the South West of England and is for international students aged 13-15 years. During the summer, you will follow a busy academic timetable. Students take a compulsory programme of English and drama, plus 10 other subjects. Science is taught in laboratories and you are able to ...

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First, make sure you are heading for Wellington in Somerset. There are three other towns in different parts of the UK which are also called Wellington!

From London, take the M4 and then the M5 going west, and then take exit 26 off the M5 and follow the signs to the centre of Wellington. At the main traffic lights, turn left into South Street. Continue straight for about 300 metres and you will see the big school gates on your right. Enter and follow the signs to Etherton Education.

Sat Nav: Enter the School’s post code, which is TA21 8NT.