Situated at the heart of Wellow, we are just on the outskirts of the market town of Romsey; about six miles from Southampton and within easy reach of the New Forest and the coast. The school, built on land orginally part of the Embley estate, was gifted by the family of Florence Nightingale and opened on 15th May 1876 with a roll of 82 children. As the population of the village has grown with new housing developments, so too has the school and we can now take up to 210 children across 7 classes.
Today Wellow is a non-denominational Academy school for children between the ages of four and eleven, with a 28 place preschool for children who have reached their 2nd birthday.
Wellow is also part of the University of Winchester Multi Academy Trust of 5 schools, having worked in close partnership with our local partners, Awbridge Primary School and Halterworth Primary School for many years.
Wellow School enjoys a stunning setting with beautiful grounds incorporating a large playing field and much loved woodland area we call ‘The Glade’. We have two large playgrounds, fitness and adventure play equipment as well as a Multi Use Games Area. Our Key Stage 1 classrooms enjoy their own outdoor play and learning area while another walled courtyard area provides a special garden area which also serves as an allotment and growing space.
We admit 30 pupils each year into Reception and a further 2 pupils from Year 3 onwards. Organised into one class per year group, each Class Teacher is supported by experienced Teaching Assistants, specialist and trainee teachers.
How we care for your child
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is important for everyone connected with Wellow Primary School. We want to help pupils develop an understanding of themselves and the world, to enjoy positive memorable experiences and to shape the communities they live in. Your child’s happiness, health and safety are deeply important to us and we aim to work closely with you to ensure that your child can flourish at Wellow School