Latest news from the Wellington Community…

Pastoral Talk: are you an 18 second doctor?

21 February 2018

The same technology that brings us closer to those far away, takes us far away from the people that we are close to. On Saturday 3rd February we explored how to be more present and to listen more deeply and fully with your colleagues, friends, family and especially your children, and to make a real […]


Empower Her Voice: Mothers in the Arts

20 February 2018

OW India Ayles (O 13) is organising an event entitled ‘Empower Her Voice: Mothers in the Arts’. The event is taking place at the Royal College of Art on the 26th April 2018. Empower Her Voice is an organisation which aims to promote education and create discussion amongst women around the world. They focus on […]


Wellington International Rugby Tour Sponsorship Opportunity

16 February 2018

Dear all, Thank you all so much for considering our plea for auction prizes and thank you for all your donations so far. Please find within this letter various kit sponsorship opportunities that may be of interest to yourselves or the companies you may work for or indeed friends you may wish to inform about […]


Third Form Enterprise Programme

26 January 2018

We are looking for volunteers for our 3rd Form Enterprise programme. At the end of Summer term, we are looking for a number of businesses that can take 10 or so pupils for a morning and explain how their business works. This is a great way for our newest additions to the Wellington Community to […]


Pastoral Talk: Growth Mindsets

18 January 2018

On Saturday 13th January Ian Morris talked about what is probably the most influential piece of education research ever conducted. In the 1980s, Professor Carol Dweck started to conduct 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 […]


OW Ice Skating 2017 at Somerset House

19 December 2017

We had a lovely time at Somerset House ice-skating, with OWs of all ages and their families. After an hour on the ice, we adjourned to Penthorne’s Bar for some much earned Hot Chocolate, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. A lovely festive way to spend an afternoon. Keep an eye out in the Michaelmas 2018 […]


Actually Murray

19 December 2017

A festive thank you video from Murray Lindo (Head of the Wellington Community) for all the support we receive from OWs, Parents, Staff, Volunteers and Students throughout the year.

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Lent term events

18 December 2017

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Lent 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 […]


Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Parents

25 November 2017

On Saturday 25th November, Steven Mervish, from Drugs Online Education, who has a host of experience of drug and alcohol education within schools, gave a pastoral talk on Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Parents. This gave parents the opportunity to see what their children are learning about a potentially life-threatening subject. Download further information here: […]


Gardening Society

23 October 2017

Our first Wellington Community Gardening Society gathering was on Thursday 12th October and we had a fantastic turnout of over 40 members from the Community. Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador and RHS Show Plant Manager, delivered our first talk; Jamie is only 22 but was so knowledgeable and inspirational, he really got everyone enthused about their […]


Resilience: Putting it in Perspective

20 October 2017

On Saturday 7th October Ian Morris explored further themes of the wellbeing curriculum which supports Wellington pupils through the challenging elements of the adolescent years. 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 […]


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. […]


Our 1988 leavers are starting to arrive for their 30 Year reunion at Wellington College. Each year we will be runni……