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Join us for our Senior School Open Day Saturday 2nd March from 9am to 11am
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We take pride in our award-winning school, having achieved recognition for our commitment to sustainability with the Eco School and Green School Award for 2023. Additionally, we've earned the distinction of being a finalist for the prestigious Independent School of the Year, for International Student Experience.

Independent Schools of the Year

 

 

We take pride in our award-winning school, having achieved recognition for our commitment to sustainability with the Eco School and Green School Award for 2023. Additionally, we've earned the distinction of being a finalist for the prestigious Independent School of the Year, for International Student Experience.

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The Wellesley Haddon Dene
FAMILY

Wellesley House is a family-orientated preparatory school where pupils aged between 2-13 years have a chance to shine – in the classroom, in the creative arts and on the sports field – supported by exceptional pastoral care. We offer a range of boarding options – full, weekly, flexi and occasional – and we cater for day pupils, who are fully integrated into the school and benefit from an extended school day.

 

Our Beautiful
LOCATION

Wellesley is located in the quintessentially British seaside town of Broadstairs, famed for its Victorian architecture and beautiful white cliff-edged sandy beaches, and for being the home of Charles Dickens. The Victorians recognised the health benefits of being by the sea and we fully endorse this thinking, incorporating weekly beach school sessions, where children get the chance to have lots of traditional seaside fun whilst learning about marine life and bio-diversity.

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The Wellesley Haddon Dene
VALUES

  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork

These are the values that our pupils, staff and wider community agree to uphold. They are the heart of the school and are the foundation of the strong community at Wellesley House. They help pupils to form lifelong friendships, and to guide their moral compass during their time at Wellesley and throughout their lives.

The Headmistress’
Welcome

A very warm welcome to Wellesley Haddon Dene School.
Wellesley Haddon Dene is a truly inspiring school community to be part of. For more than twelve years, I have had the privilege of watching countless children thrive and succeed at our school, leaving us as confident, motivated young people…

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“A small and extraordinarily caring prep school with traditional values, which produces self-assured and considerate children who go on to schools all over the country.”

GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE

“The quality of the boarding experience is excellent and fully supports the ethos of the school that success follows success, whether in or outside the classroom, and occurs naturally in pupils who are happy and motivated.”

ISI REPORT

“We love the ‘family feel’ and friendliness of the school and how it has motivated our children.”

A PARENT

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WHD Weekly 26th February

A Foreword From Mrs Parpworth Welcome back to our second week back after half term!  Thank you as ever to Mrs McBride and her team for providing such a brilliant and entertaining Holiday Club provision. We have had a difficult few weeks which included my own...

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