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

Michaelmas Term Programme 2018

20 August 2018

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 […]

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OW Patrick Anthony Porteous Victoria Cross Anniversary

19 August 2018

19th August marks the anniversary of the action for which Patrick Anthony Porteous, OW, was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1942. Patrick was in the Beresford 1931-35. He became a school Prefect, played in the 1st XV and was a successful swimmer. On leaving College he went to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, was commissioned […]

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OW Roderick Learoyd Victoria Cross Anniversary

12 August 2018

Today (12th August) marks the anniversary of the action in 1940 for which Old Wellingtonian Roderick Learoyd was awarded the Victoria Cross. Roderick was in the Lynedoch from 1926 to 1929, but was undistinguished academically and left at sixteen. After working on his uncle’s fruit farm in Argentina, he joined the RAF in 1936. His […]

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Upcoming Events

06 September 2018

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Fundraising Dinner

6.45pm, Waterloo Hall, Wellington College

We are delighted to be hosting an exclusive event in the presence of His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO at Wellington College.

In his role as Trustee and Chair of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), His Royal Highness is undertaking a unique initiative this year. He has pledged to play every Real Tennis Court in the world during 2018 to promote awareness of the work the DofE does in transforming young lives. As you may know, Wellington is one of only a handful of schools in the country to have a Real Tennis Court. Wellington is also a centre for Bronze, Silver and and Gold DofE Awards.

We would be delighted if you could join us for this very special event, the evening will begin with a champagne reception at 6.45pm at The Real Tennis Club, followed by dinner with His Royal Highness in the Waterloo Hall.

Booking will close on Friday 30th August 2018.

If you would like to make a donation to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award please visit their Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wellingtontennis

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08 September 2018

New Parents Welcome to Wellington Pre-Match Drinks

12.45pm, The Master's Lodge, Wellington College

The Wellington Community warmly invite all new parents to a ‘Welcome to Wellington’ pre-match drinks at The Master’s Lodge. It will be a great opportunity to meet fellow new parents, members of the Wellington Community team and hear more about what the Wellington Community has to offer. The drinks will be hosted by Julian Thomas, Master and Murray Lindo, Head of the Wellington Community. Please do not worry if you are unable to attend this date or if your child has an away fixture as there will be plenty more pre-match drinks hosted throughout the term, including one next week.

 

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12 September 2018

Walking Tour Around Wellington College Gardens

6.00pm, Porter's Lodge, Wellington College

Wellington College Head Gardener, Mark Dodd, will take us on a tour of the College gardens and share fascinating insights including some of the delights and challenges of looking after this 440 acre site. Mark is a highly experienced gardener with over 23 years of experience working not only at Wellington but as Head of Gardens at Benenden School and Epsom College as well as in private estates throughout the country. In this talk he will provide insight into a side of College life that is unknown to the majority. He will tell us about how his team manages the huge site complete with its lawns, heathland, hedgehogs, squirrels, adders – and all those leaves! There are 18.5 million of them on the Kilometre alone!

Please wear suitable footwear. This tour is limited to 15 people and bound to be a very popular session so be sure to register to secure your place.

 

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


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