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

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

THE CULTURAL QUARTER AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Project cost: £13.9m

Fundraising for the most ambitious building project we have undertaken in many years is now complete. 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 within a beautiful landscape including gardens, walkways, and a central ‘plaza’ that will become both a cultural and social hub for the students.

INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE: NETBALL, TENNIS AND CRICKET

Project cost: £3m

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 we also want to offer a full sporting programme that is designed to create opportunities for all students to enjoy, whatever their level.

WIDENING ACCESS BURSARY PROGRAMME

Project cost: £1m per year

Central to the ‘Inspire!’ campaign is the need to widen access and open our doors to boys and girls of promise, ambition and talent but with limited financial means. Each year we aim to offer more young people the opportunity to experience a Wellington College education through our Widening Access bursary programme.

INDEPENDENT LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP SPECIAL PROJECTS

Project cost: £1.5m

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.

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

Latest News

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 […]

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Wellington Community 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 […]

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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 […]

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Upcoming Events

18 December 2017

Old Wellingtonian Ice-Skating at Somerset House

14:30 - 18:00, 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 those OWs 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.

 

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13 January 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

To register please email: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


17 January 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

7:30pm-8:30pm, The Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the book over a glass of wine and some nibbles. Persuasion by Jane Austen.

To register please email: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


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