Latest news from the Wellington Community…

Digital Awareness & Safety

29 September 2017

Talk by Digital Awareness UK, the UK’s leading social media safety organisation, who have been appointed to support Wellington College’s commitment to safeguarding students online and to provide talks and workshops on the key areas such as sexting and the digital footprint. In this informative session, the team aimed to empower you when it comes […]


Michaelmas term events

31 August 2017

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Michaelmas term has just been launched. We hope you were able to enjoy some of the varied events and opportunities that we ran last year which were designed to reinforce, support and build on the unique relationship that we all have with Wellington College and with one […]


1919 The XI

OW involved in aftermath of Indian Partition

10 August 2017

In light of the 70th anniversary of the Indian Partition, Wellington College archiver Caroline Jones has been doing some investigation into the impact of OWs. A remarkable story has come to light about OW Alec Leslie Cameron; a prefect, Head of School and winner of the King’s Medal. He was also in the First XV […]


Old Wellingtonians defeated Old Eastbournians by 80 runs at Arundel Castle

31 July 2017

CRICKETER CUP FINAL SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2017 Old Wellingtonians defeated Old Eastbournians by 80 runs at Arundel Castle Old Wellingtonians 182 (48.2 overs) E.Young 100, B.Evans 3-16, J.Smith 3-32 Old Eastbournians 102 (36.5 overs) J.Dewes 5-28, A.Dewes 3-32 Arundel in bright sunshine was a treat for all present for the Cricketer Cup final on the […]


Performing Arts Centre latest…

08 June 2017

Watch the latest update of the Performing Arts Centre build time-lapse video… The new Cultural Quarter will be a stunning addition to the cultural life of the College and the wider community. It will be home for the new Performing Arts Centre – which houses the Performance Auditorium and Cultural Living Room – and set […]


Breaking Ground wins Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

23 May 2017

Designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam, and sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management, the garden highlights Wellington College’s ambition to break down barriers to education, and explores the themes of progress, evolution and thought patterns. The planting draws inspiration from heathland around the College. Tall, sculptural and transparent walls run through the garden connecting […]



22 May 2017

Chris Potter arrived at Wellington in 1947, 70 years later, he remains an avid custodian of College. OW Rory Bremner cast him as “not just a time capsule but a living repository of Wellington history”. In June 2016, we began an incredible journey, following Chris around the country, talking to OWs about their time at […]



17 May 2017

On Saturday 13th May we welcomed Ian Morris back to give a pastoral talk on Emotions. Understanding the human emotion system is central to living a good life. The talk gave an overview of how the system works, how it can be managed and how understanding the emotions matters in resilience, ethics, relationships and conflict […]



30 March 2017

We welcomed back Ian Morris, Head of Wellbeing at Wellington, to talk about Flow, the state where your ability and the complexity of the task you are performing are perfectly matched so that you lose track of time and even lose your sense of self. This session looked in a little more detail at what Flow is, […]


Indoor Sports Centre fly-through

24 March 2017

An exciting extension of our sporting facilities that will enable us to uphold our strong national and international sporting reputation, with the addition of indoor netball, tennis and cricket facilities. We want to ensure top quality sporting provision for our student athletes to enable them to explore their skills to the highest level possible. But […]


Launch of new Leavers’ Bursary Fund

14 March 2017

Over the years to mark students time at College parents have been asked to contribute to a number of projects; including sculpture, benches, a sundial and more. Having spoken to a number of ‘leaver parents’, this type of approach isn’t always universally embraced, so this year we have a new initiative. For those of you […]


Helping Kids with Stress

11 March 2017

We welcomed back Dr Philip Hopley who specialises in stress, mood and anxiety disorders. Dr Hopley is Clinical Lead at the London Psychiatry and Psychology (LPP) Sports Counselling Service and consults to a range of Governing Bodies and Player Associations. He played rugby for London Wasps for a decade including two years as a semi-professional, […]


Parenting Teenage Boys

04 March 2017

We welcomed Claire Gillman back to Wellington to talk about parenting teenage boys. Claire’s talk helped give parents the information they need on the enormous physical and emotional changes in boys from 11-18, the different stages they go through, problems they’ll hit, school issues, encouraging positive behaviour, warning signs and how to cope as parents. […]


Body Image and Physical Appearance

27 February 2017

On Saturday 25th February, Dr Aric Sigman returned to Wellington to for the latest Pastoral Talk which explored body image. Body dissatisfaction has become so prevalent amongst girls that it is now being described as a “normative discontent”. Whilst more boys over-exercise, body build and take supplements and anabolic steroids to acquire a six pack. […]


Gaining momentum…

17 February 2017

As the 2017 Momentum interviews approach, I thought that I would send a quick reminder about how much talent is coming out of Academy and State Schools in the UK. The article at the link below was written by a Momentum student whilst working for The Budding Entrepreneur Magazine, who are a great support of ours, […]


Surviving the Teenage Years

10 February 2017

Delivered by the talented Teenagers Translated team, this presentation distilled the most current research in psychology, neuroscience and biochemistry into practical strategies. The talk aimed to deepen an understanding of the links between emotions, physiology and behaviour and to promote the sort of communication and environment most likely to promote collaborative behaviour, growth and learning […]


Online Auction in aid of Decision

03 February 2017

Please support William Morison and his charity, Decision, in their inaugural fundraising event, the Black & Gold Gala Ball. Click on the auction link below and look through the lots on offer and of course if anything takes your fancy, please place a bid. Decision is an organisation that is dedicated to improving the lives […]


Orange Auction in aid of The Mityana Charity, Uganda

01 February 2017

All money raised goes to our service partners, the Mityana Charity. Based in Crowthorne, the Orange have a long history with this Charity which supports projects in the Mityana region of Uganda. The Orange has been instrumental in building Nabukenya Primary School, and supporting the provision of free education to 1000s of young children who […]


The Theory of Mindsets

31 January 2017

In this talk Ian Morris, Head of Wellbeing at Wellington College, explored one of the most important pieces of educational research. In the 1980s, Professor Carol Dweck conducted research into the effect of a person’s beliefs about their own intelligence on the progress that they made with learning. Her research was ground-breaking and shows us […]


The Importance of Sleep

29 January 2017

Pastoral Talk on The Importance of Sleep for the Teenage Brain by Evelyn Stewart, Senior Sleep Paediatric Practitioner. View the Pastoral Talk video now by clicking here… All Pastoral Talk videos are password protected – if you wish to watch the video but have not received a password please contact:


Digital Awareness & Safety

26 January 2017

Talk by Digital Awareness UK the UK’s leading social media safety organisation who have been appointed to support Wellington College’s commitment to safeguarding students online and to provide talks and workshops in the key areas such as sexting and the digital footprint. In this informative session the team will aim to empower you when it comes […]


Understanding the Pastoral Life of the College

24 January 2017

We know that joining a large boarding school such as Wellington can sometimes be daunting for both parents and students. In this session several key members of the pastoral team gave a very informative talk about the support structures in place to ensure that your son or daughter receives the highest level of pastoral care during their time at Wellington. View the Pastoral Talk […]


Lady Joanna Seldon Memorial Service 7th February 5.00pm

16 January 2017

Anthony and their three children, Jessica, Susie and Adam, warmly invite the community of Wellington, where Joanna was so very happy from 2006-15, to attend the memorial service, to be held at the West London Synagogue on Seymour Street, W1H 5AU (entrance at 34 Upper Barclay Street) on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 5pm. Joanna […]


Legends of Sport Dinner

30 November 2016

Our Legends of Sport dinner was held in the Lord’s Long Room on Thursday 24th November to raise funds for the new Indoor Sports Centre.. The evening was expertly hosted by Piers Morgan and very kindly sponsored by Darwin Property – special thanks goes to Anthony Esse OW, Chief Executive, Darwin Property Investment Management. Julian Thomas, […]


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