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

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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

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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Remembering the First World War – our Wellington website, special exhibition, and talk

06 November 2018

As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, I’d like to draw your attention to the events and resources which we have produced to help us understand more about those from Wellington who fought and died. Over the last two years we have developed our First World War Memorial Website, […]

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Upcoming Events

20 January 2019

Christian Prayer Group

8.00pm, The Crypt Chapel, Wellington college

The Christian Prayer Group has been set up by a group of Wellington parents, from a variety of church
backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. It gives parents the opportunity to meet together and pray for the school, its governors and staff, the pupils and their families. The group welcomes all parents and staff, and anyone else within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

This group meets twice per term to pray, the meetings are very informal and take place on Sunday evenings, in the Crypt Chapel (down the steps beside the Chapel).

To register or for more information or prayer requests please contact the Prayer group coordinators:
Gilly: gilly@thehafners.com and Suzanne: suzanne@bishton.net, both Wellington parents.


23 January 2019

School of Rock – Wellington Community Theatre Trip

7.30pm, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

The Wellington Community are pleased to announce our first parent theatre trip of the term to see the phenomenal School of Rock on the West End.

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Join us for what will be a hilarious night out with fellow members of the Wellington Community with our special group rate tickets only £32.50 per person!

Booking available soon, for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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24 January 2019

OW Durham University Gathering

6.30pm, Fabio's and La Spaghettata, Durham

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Durham University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs. We look forward to seeing you!

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