Wellow Open Day Wellow House School

History

Wellow House School had its inception in 1971 in the kitchen and sitting room of the Forbes’ family home in Ravenscar, on the scar above Robin Hood’s Bay. Robin Forbes took a dozen pupils to this idyllic spot in Nottinghamshire, whilst their parents searched for a suitable site to upsize.

Over the last 40 years the smallholding and family home developed into the school it is today. Numbers quickly grew and within 10 years there were 140 boys. The school then became co-educational in the early 1980’s and ‘pre-prep’ was added in 1986.

The school was founded on a strong commitment to education, respect for individuality, teamwork and the contribution that each makes to students lives and their community. Nearly 45 years later, this ethos remains strong and we now have a number of second generation Wellovians who we are helping to achieve their full academic, physical and social potential.

The school is now administered as an educational charity by a Board of Governors and whether it be university chair or tractor seat that is the ultimate goal, Wellow provides the real recipe of success.