The Wellington Community exists to inspire and support the students as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members.

The WOW! Scholarship Programme

Esther Ujah

Watch Esther’s journey of how a bursary at Wellington has led to her being offered a place at Cambridge.


Opportunities to get involved

We want every member of the Wellington Community to be able to enjoy and benefit from their association with the College and the Community. We have a number of exciting opportunities across our programmes for members of the Community to be part of.


We are shaping the future

‘Inspire!’ is at the heart of the College’s ambitious development plan. It aims to: develop our campus and deliver a truly dynamic and world-leading educational environment; widen opportunity and access through our bursary programme – the WOW! campaign; provide an enriched curriculum and platform for all round educational success and set our students up for life beyond Wellington; and restore, conserve and celebrate our amazing heritage.

Widening Opportunity at Wellington


We are supporting the aspirations and ambitions of young people in the UK…

Latest News

Claud Raymond

OW Claud Raymond Victoria Cross Anniversary

21 March 2019

21st March marks the anniversary of the action in 1945 for which Old Wellingtonian Claud Raymond was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Claud was at Wellington from 1937 to 1942, and was in the Hill dormitory. He became a School Prefect. His entry in the College’s Roll of Honour records that he loved both rugby […]


OW John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 December 2018

27th December marks the anniversary of the second action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler was awarded the Victoria Cross. John was in the Stanley, 1902-1906, and then went straight to Sandhurst to train as an Army officer. He joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1907. In 1913 he was […]


OW John Franks Vallentin Victoria Cross Anniversary

07 November 2018

Today, 7th November, marks the anniversary of the action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Franks Vallentin was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. John came to Wellington in 1895 and left in 1898. He was in Mr Purnell’s House, now known as the Picton. He was commissioned into the Army in 1899, served in […]


Upcoming Events

02 June 2019

Christian Prayer Group: Thanksgiving Service and Afternoon Tea

The Wellington Chapel

Christian Prayer Group Service of Thanksgiving and Hope
The Christian Prayer Group would like to invite the Wellington Community to a service of thanksgiving and hope in the Wellington Chapel of the Holy Spirit followed by afternoon tea in the V&A Cafe. Please do spread the word to the wider community.
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04 June 2019

London Walking Tour – Pioneering Paddington

10:20am, Paddington, London

Two hundred years ago the Paddington area consisted of a few ancient villages. With the advent of the commuter ‘Shillibeer’ omnibus in 1829, the area was transformed and urbanised. Today another transformation has taken place, with a regeneration project that started 20 years ago. Join me for a walk to explore the old and new Paddington famous for its transport links as well as a certain Bear.

Meeting Place: Chapel Road exit of Edgware Road Underground station using the Metropolitan/Circle/District Lines at 10.30am

NB – Edgware Road Bakerloo line exit is a short walk to Chapel Street

The walk will take 2 hours maximum. It will go ahead whatever the weather. Price £14 per person.

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05 June 2019

Career Opportunity Group: Creative Industries

6:00pm, The Hospital Club, London

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) in whatever their chosen career.

We are thrilled to involve more members of the Wellington Community and now invite parents to join all our career networking events. This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community in the fields related to the Creative industries, anything from an actor to a fashion designer or perhaps a photographer. Whatever your role in the creative arts industry this is the event for you! Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and we hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in these fields will join us.

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