We know from many years of experience that Wellington College has inspired and been inspired by having such talented, determined and joyful young people – it’s a win-win situation where everyone benefits.
We recently held a virtual ‘In Conversation with’ session with Esther Ujah (Hg 19) and Dr Claire Hodgskiss from Royal Springboard, our main educational charity partner for the Prince Albert bursary programme. Esther talks us through how she managed the transition to Wellington while remaining true to her life in Tottenham and maintaining the friendships she had from her previous school. Dr Hodgskiss provides us with some very revealing facts about Springboard’s recent research on how bursary programmes are dramatically improving outcomes for those young people that they place in the 100 independent schools that they work with. The stats show the enormous difference that bursary programmes like the Prince Albert programme make to those young people in underserved communities.