College Principal

Heather Wells BA (Hons) Ed PCES


Welcome to the Petra College website. We do hope that you will find in these pages the passion, purpose and challenge that makes us unique and our College the perfect place for you and your family.


Heather Wells – Petra College Principal with a passion for individuals and their successful journey through the educational process. With experience in understanding individual learning needs and in developing an inclusive educational provision, she wants to bring many individual success stories to the pages of Petra and into the lives of our community. Heather believes in learning for life and the power that this brings when invested in individuals transforming potential into real-life skills and a confidence in oneself.

Welcome Message

Petra College was born out of the Petra Schools Trust, established some 30 years ago to provide a high quality inclusive Christian education. It is one campus serving all your learning needs from early years to sixth form.

We are a co-educational inclusive learning environment where we believe in the uniqueness of the individual and therefore the need to provide a learning experience that meets that need.

We are a Cambridge school and love the child-centred nature of the curriculum that supports our ethos of inclusivity and individuality. Our beliefs remind us that God made us all to be unique and have complimentary skills and talents. We love to celebrate that through the range of subjects we offer and the way in which we teach and aid learning.

I am privileged to be taking up the post of Principal having been the Head at Petra Senior for three years. Please do take a browse through our new site, which is evolving and contact us to visit or have your questions answered.

Founded on Christian biblical principles, our motto is ‘developing character, releasing potential’ and we are passionate about that for each and every learner. Our desire is to see them become the very best they can be and leave as young men and women of character, integrity and passion.


To see why you should be part of the Petra story, view a version of the Petra College prospectus here.