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However the school has never been traditionalist and has always been enthusiastic to embrace new ideas. In 1969 it became one of the first independent schools to become fully co- educational, when twenty-nine girls arrived in the Junior School. Even today Wells is one of the few that can claim to be genuinely 50/50. Girls and boys are evenly integrated, from Nursery through to Sixth Form. We are committed to co-education in all that we do, believing that this is a normal and natural extension of family life, enhancing the way children grow up together and allowing them to explore their identities.From 1970 onwards girls were admitted to all areas. In the same year, twelve young violinists were admitted to the newly endowed Music School, whose building was officially opened in 1974 by Lord Goodman, then Chairman of the Arts Council.The decision in the 1970s to incorporate the Specialist Music Scheme means that Wells is the only one of the four Specialist Music Schools supported by the DfE to operate within the context of a conventional school.We were one of the first choir schools to introduce Girl choristers in 1994. In 2000 we embraced new developments when the world was rapidly changing by delivering aspects of the A-Level curriculum online.Today it is a thriving co-educational school, incorporating choristers and talented musicians alongside the general school community.The Governing Body comprises five of the eight members of the Chapter of Wells Cathedral together with six lay governors. The Dean of Wells is the Chairman of the Governors.The school is supported by a number of consultants who provide advice in specialized areas
However the school has never been traditionalist and has always been enthusiastic to embrace new ideas. In 1969 it became one of the first independent schools to become fully co- educational, when twenty-nine girls arrived in the Junior School. Even today Wells is one of the few that can claim to be genuinely 50/50. Girls and boys are evenly integrated, from Nursery through to Sixth Form. We...
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