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

Update your details

08 May 2018

Make sure to inform the Wellington Community office if your details change. It is easy to do, either drop us an email at community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk or you can directly do it on Wellington Connect. Simple log-on as you usually would. Then click the settings button in the top right hand corner, and select ‘update profile‘ from […]

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The Royal Military Academy Sanhurst Sovereign’s Parade

16 April 2018

On Friday 13th April 2018, at the Royal Military Academy Sanhurst Sovereign’s Parade, OW William Andrew Louis McCreadie was awarded the best cadet of the commissioning course 172 intake. The Sword of Honour was awarded to Senior Under Officer William Andrew Louis McCreadie Considered by the Commandant to be the Best Cadet in the across the […]

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Summer Term Programme

29 March 2018

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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Upcoming Events

02 June 2018

Strictly For Grace

6.45pm - 12.00am, Dining Hall, Wellington College

 

Every year in the UK 20,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. This is 54 women a day and 21 of these women will die. GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital equipment.

 

In order to help raise money for this incredible charity, former staff dance teacher Pandy Dean will be hosting an evening of glitz, glamour and ballroom dancing as our very own Wellington College staff members take to the dance floor for a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza!

 

There will be VIP guest-judges and Murray Lindo (Head of the Wellington Community) will be leading us through the evening as MC. There will be fizz on arrival, followed by a sit-down two course meal. The dancing competition will take place after the meal, and once the winning couple have been announced, all are invited to dance the night away with our 13-piece band! There will be a cash bar on site.

 

Tickets cost £100 per person, or why not buy a table of 10 for £1,000. All profits go to the charity GRACE. Tickets include glass of fizz, 2-course meal, half a bottle of wine and of course live entertainment!

 

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06 June 2018

Wellington Community Networking Drinks

6.30pm - 8.30pm, Waterloo Sports Bar & Grill

Everyone is welcome to attend these drinks, they provide a great opportunity to meet up in a relaxed environment, make connections and share ideas over a drink or two.

They are rapidly becoming the must attend event for those looking to extend their business network as well as being a lot of fun.

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


07 June 2018

Walking Tour Around Wellington College Gardens

7.00pm - 8.30pm, Porter's Lodge

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 and Epsom College as well as in Private estates throughout the country, including Scotland and Devon. 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 is bound to be a very popular session so be sure to register to secure your place.

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


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