The aim is to introduce OWs to the ethos of philanthropy and for them to continue a long-standing tradition of giving something back to Wellington. In return as a Kingsley Society member you will be invited to an annual drinks reception as well as having access to a 121 career support programme.
WHY SUPPORT WELLINGTON?
Unlike many similar schools which benefit from an endowment, Wellington College is dependent on philanthropic support, without which we would be unable to deliver the dynamic and inspirational educational environment necessary in today’s ever-changing world. None of this is new. As you know only too well, Wellington was founded on the principle of service to others: a school for the children of fallen soldiers who might otherwise miss out on an education, with a stated aim for those children to ‘learn duty and a spirit of public service’. So, in terms of our bursary provision, you could simply say that we are going back to our roots.
WHAT DOES THE COLLEGE STAND FOR?
A question we are often asked is, ‘what is the secret to a successful school?’ The answer of course is that success comes from a wide variety of factors. What we do know, however, is that a common denominator of a school’s success is the quality of the relationships between the staff, the students, the parents and alumni.
To us it is a ‘no brainer’ that a school is greatly enhanced when it has the support and encouragement from these key groups. In most cases this relationship is the secret ingredient of a thriving school and we feel very lucky that we have such a supportive Wellington Community of students, staff, parents and OWs.