OUR PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMME

Through our Philanthropic programme we have been able to deliver a number of projects in recent years that have greatly enriched the life of the students and others in the wider community.

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We are shaping the future

‘Inspire!’ focuses on key areas and 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; and provide an enriched curriculum and platform for all round educational success and set our students up for life beyond Wellington.

We are indebted to those parents and OWs who have donated almost £5m to the recent building projects and £6m to the bursary programme over the last 4 years. Without this wonderful philanthropic support, these success stories would simply not have happened.

Recent Successes

Mallinson Library

Reflecting our commitment to the Eight Aptitudes, £2.6m was raised to transform the original College library into a high-tech centre for study and independent learning.

Funded by the College £0.3m
Funded by philanthropy £2.3m
Project cost £2.6m

Monro Pavilion

The now iconic Monro Pavilion, with fantastic views over the Bigside rugby pithces, was named in honour of Hugh Monro, 12th Master of Wellington College.

Funded by the College £0.5m
Funded by philanthropy £1.0m
Project cost £1.5m

Selangor Court

A vibrant social hub next to the V&A Café that provides a meeting space for students and greatly enhances a previously unloved part of the College.

Funded by the College £0.2m
Funded by philanthropy £0.5m
Project cost £0.7m

Mandarin Centre

Reflecting Wellington’s interest in Asian studies, the Mandarin Centre provides a new home for our expanding study of Chinese languages and culture.

Funded by the College £0.2m
Funded by philanthropy £0.5m
Project cost £0.7m

Golf Clubhouse

Sporting opportunities have been expanded with the addition of a swing studio to develop technique and professionalism in a dedicated golfing facility.

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £0.3m
Project cost £0.3m

Real Tennis

Funded by The Real Tennis and Rackets Association and a small number of OWs and parents, the new court will be an impressive addition to the estate.

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £1.4m
Project cost £1.4m

Recent Heritage Projects

Chapel windows

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £110,000
Project cost £110,000

Waterloo Hall Renovation

Funded by the College £135,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £135,000

Chapel Roll of Honours

Funded by the College £18,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £18,000

Royal Foundation Room

Funded by the College £50,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £50,000

Path of Duty Storyboards

Funded by the College £18,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £18,000

Royal Foundation Exhibition

Funded by the College £25,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £25,000

Upcoming Events

13 December 2018

Gardening Society: Wreath Making

6:30pm, Driver Lecture Room, Wellington College

The Wellington Community invite you to join a festive wreath making workshop kindly led by Donna, a former Wellington parent, who is a dab hand at hosting wreath making workshops! We will provide all materials including foliage that has been freshly foraged from the Wellington College grounds.

Please do bring some of your own materials to add your own creative flare using anything from red chillies, limes, dried orange or even peacock feathers! The wreaths will last right the way through Christmas so they can be admired by all.

This festive workshop is £10 per person and includes materials, mulled wine, mince pies and all your favourite Christmas carols.

Please spread the word to fellow members of the Wellington Community for what will be a merry evening, we have 40 places available.

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17 December 2018

Wellington Community Ice-Skating at Somerset House

2:30pm, Somerset House

Come and join us at what has been billed by the Evening Standard as ‘London’s favourite outdoor ice rink’ and The Sunday Times as ‘The coolest rink of all’. The grand courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre square ice rink with one of the most impressive skating backdrops in town. We will be returning to Somerset House for our annual Christmas gathering for the whole community and their families who are free to join us. The plan is to take over the ice for a festive skate followed by refreshments nearby.

BOOKING NOW OPEN 

Adult Ice Skating Ticket: £17.00
Child Ice Skating Ticket: £10.50

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