WOW Campaign Launched at Apsley House

16 May 2018

On  the 15th May, we launched a new campaign that aims to extend dramatically our bursary provision, widening access to those who would not otherwise be able to attend the College.

Graciously hosted by Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, in the Duke of Wellington’s ancestral London home, Apsley House.

Wellington College was established in 1859 to educate the sons of soldiers killed in action at minimal cost. While the need for this has diminished over the years, the College remains committed to ensuring that children of talent and promise are able to reach their full potential. The WOW campaign (Widening Opportunity at Wellington) aims to raise funds to provide significant fee remission for 25% of students by 2028, and then to double this to 50% by 2038.

Julian Thomas comments: ‘Widening opportunity and access is part of our DNA. In the future, we aspire to match the level of support provided at our foundation. We are going back to our roots.’

The WOW Campaign is the latest addition to Wellington’s ambitious and ever-evolving commitment to inclusive education. To find out more, head to our support us page