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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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

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Wellington International Rugby Tour Sponsorship Opportunity

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Upcoming Events

20 March 2018

OW Exeter University Gathering

6:00pm, The Old Fire House, 50 New N Rd, Exeter EX4 4EP

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Exeter University on Tuesday 20th March, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Exeter and would like to get a group of OWs together at The Old Firehouse for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

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21 March 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

19:30, Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the book over a glass of wine and some nibbles. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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

22 March 2018

Career Opportunity Network Group – Property

6:00pm, Cock & Lion, 62 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2SA

Formally launched in June 2014 at the East India Club, St James Square, London, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) whatever their chosen career. There are currently over twenty different career groups.

This drinks reception is a gathering of those in fields related to Property and will see OWs from across the generations as well as sixth form students interested in pursuing careers in this field come together socially.

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