We’d like to express our enormous thanks to parents and OWs who have already raised over £10.5m for the ‘Inspire!’ Campaign.

WIDENING OPPORTUNITY AT WELLINGTON

WOW!

We are supporting the aspirations and ambitions of young people in the UK and helping to change lives by widening opportunity at Wellington. In 1945, 34% of all Wellington pupils received some form of fee remission. In the future we aim to provide this level of support again. We want to be able to offer over 25% of our students significant means-tested fee support over the next 10 years. Our ambition is to ensure that the make-up of our student body reflects today’s dynamic and diverse society.

INDEPENDENT LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP

Special Projects

We want to equip our students with the skills to become independent learners and thinkers. Being responsible for your own learning provides the platform for all-round educational success and sets the student up for life beyond Wellington. We are also developing a new lower years’ independent learning and leadership programme that in time will include extended residential activities overseas where a broad curriculum will be taught, integrated with key life skills.

RESTORING, CONSERVING AND CELEBRATING

Our Heritage

At Wellington we have a truly remarkable heritage that we are extremely proud of. It has been an area that has been given more resource to ensure that we are celebrating and preserving the amazing collection of artefacts, paintings and archives that we have.

Unlike many schools that benefit from an endowment, Wellington College is dependent on philanthropic support, without which we would only be able to maintain the status quo and not be able to deliver such a dynamic and inspirational educational environment. In recent years we have been incredibly fortunate to have had the generous support of parents, past and present, Old Wellingtonians and friends of the College which has provided the funds required to enable us to go from strength to strength. During this next phase of development we will need your support more than ever if we are able to continue to provide an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world.


 

EXPENDITURE AND FUNDRAISING FIGURES 2016-2018

Major infrastructure and building projects and the ‘Inspire!’ Campaign:

TOTAL PROJECT COSTS = £35.9m
Total expenditure on all major College infrastructure projects (£17.3m) and the ‘Inspire!’ Campaign projects (£18.6m)

How the projects will be funded
From College funding = £20.3m / From fundraising income = £15.6m

Fundraising success to date for the ‘Inspire!’ Campaign = £10.5m

Fundraising left to raise for the ‘Inspire!’ Campaign = £5.1m

 

You can view the 2018 Wellington College Community Report, The Story So Far, here…

RECOGNISING YOUR SUPPORT

By supporting the ‘Inspire!’ campaign you will be part of a broad philanthropic community and helping to deliver an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. We want giving to the College to be an enjoyable and sociable experience and, to this end, have established a number of recognition groups and networks that aim to bring together like-minded individuals at bespoke events and activities during the year. All donors will have their names engraved on special boards and will be invited to the Master’s annual summer drinks reception.

PHILANTHROPIC NETWORKS

Friends Gift level up to £5,000
Patrons Gift level £5,000 up to £25,000
Benefactors Gift level £25,000 up to £100,000
Pioneers Gift level over £100,000

Latest News

Claud Raymond

OW Claud Raymond Victoria Cross Anniversary

21 March 2019

21st March marks the anniversary of the action in 1945 for which Old Wellingtonian Claud Raymond was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Claud was at Wellington from 1937 to 1942, and was in the Hill dormitory. He became a School Prefect. His entry in the College’s Roll of Honour records that he loved both rugby […]

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OW John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 December 2018

27th December marks the anniversary of the second action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler was awarded the Victoria Cross. John was in the Stanley, 1902-1906, and then went straight to Sandhurst to train as an Army officer. He joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1907. In 1913 he was […]

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OW John Franks Vallentin Victoria Cross Anniversary

07 November 2018

Today, 7th November, marks the anniversary of the action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Franks Vallentin was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. John came to Wellington in 1895 and left in 1898. He was in Mr Purnell’s House, now known as the Picton. He was commissioned into the Army in 1899, served in […]

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Upcoming Events

23 May 2019

Gardening Society: Seedling and Cutting Swap *Rescheduled*

6:30pm, Pink Pavilion

Join us for a relaxed evening to exchange your excess seedlings, cuttings, and plants, and take home something new for free! Everyone welcome.

Cheese and wine to enjoy while you swap.

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


24 May 2019

Eve of Speech Day – Celebration of Jeff Oakes

7:30pm, Combermere Quad

Jeff Oakes is retiring after 41 years teaching at Wellington College, as a teacher of woodwind and also in the last 10 years as Conductor of the Concert Band. To mark his retirement and to say farewell, we would like to invite you to Eve of Speech Day on Friday 22nd of May in the Upper Combermere Quad. More specifically, if you played in the Concert Band or were taught by Jeff, Simon Williamson (Director of Arts and Music) would like to invite you to join in with the Concert Band for one or two items with a rehearsal at 6 pm on the day.

For more information please get in touch: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


25 May 2019

Speech Day 2019

10:00am, Wellington College

We welcome pupils, parents and staff to celebrate Speech Day 2019 with us in the iconic Wellington Big Top. Enjoy a showcase event of the year’s activities, prize giving’s and speeches from the College community. The annual house picnics on Turf will take place from 12.30 onwards, along with an assortment of outdoor events including the Cavalry Charge, Gun Run, Exhibitions and full school Call Over.

Two e-tickets will be automatically issued per pupil with a very small number of additional e-tickets available to book closer to the event should families require more than their automatic allocation.

The additional tickets will be bookable on a first come, first served basis on the Forthcoming Events page on the main Wellington College website.

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