Independent Learning

Equipping our students with real-life skills...

We want to equip our students with the skills to become independent learners and thinkers.


Programme Target: £1.5m

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 and leadership skills.

Latest News

OW Harry Lidgley (Bn16) and team row around Great Britain for two amazing charities

06 July 2020

Harry Lidgley is part of a four man team taking on the epic challenge to row non-stop, unsupported, around mainland Great Britain. They set of at the beginning of July and will attempt to complete the circumnavigation in about 30 days. They are raising money for two charities working on very important current global issues […]


Wellington and the 1970 General Election

23 June 2020

On 18 June 1970, a General Election was held in the United Kingdom. Legislation passed the year before had lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, meaning that this was the first election in which senior Wellington students might be able to vote. Even before this, many students had taken a keen interest in […]


Waterloo Day Celebrations in Perth

22 June 2020

We are delighted to report that 8 OWs met up for drinks to celebrate Waterloo Day in Perth, Western Australia, including two “new” old boys, Mark Shipway (S 09) and Jonny Sole (S 09) who are quite recent arrivals to Western Australia. The full list, from left to right in the photo were: Mark Shipway […]


Upcoming Events

09 July 2020

Online Event – ‘An Evening with Potts’ Part 2


We are excited to announce part 2 of our new three part live series ‘An Evening with Potts’.

Chris Potter (C 65) arrived at Wellington in 1947 and more than 70 years later he remains at the heart of the Wellington Community. Nobody knows Wellington quite like Chris Potter and over three fun and informal chats Chris will talk us through his memories of Wellington.

In this session Chris Potter (C 65) will talk us through his teaching years at Wellington from 1974 to 2005 and highlight his early years of teaching, the common room community, what it was like to be HM, 70’s culture (including some interesting hairstyles!) girls first attending Wellington, the different masters and much more.

We are delighted that Mark Milliken- Smith (BD 81), current Governor and Chairman of the OW Executive Committee, will be back to co-host the evening and we hope as many of you as possible are able to join us. If you would like to join please email us at and we will send you the link.

The date for part 3 will be announced soon.

12 September 2020

200 Anniversary Ball at Eagle House

On behalf of Andrew Barnard, the Headmaster of Eagle House School, we are delighted to warmly invite all former Eagle House pupils, parents and staff to join the Bicentenary celebrations for Eagle House in 2020. Founded in 1820 the school reaches this exciting landmark in its history and is keen to extend its celebrations to all who have been involved in this journey to be an outstanding prep school.

One of the main events in which Eagle House would love for you to join them at to celebrate the Schools history and achievement is their 200 Anniversary Ball. This event will be the chance to celebrate the achievements of the past 200 years and, also, to look forward to the next exciting chapter in Eagle House’s history. The Anniversary Ball will include live music, and fireworks, to accompany a lavish three course meal.

Tickets for the ball will go on sale in February so please make sure you register your interest to make sure you do not miss out on this exciting event as demand is expected to be high! For further information on this event or if you have any questions or queries or would like an early bird warning for the Anniversary ball please email – Eagle House would love to hear from you!

16 October 2020

The Inaugural Darwin Escapes National Pairs Sixes Championship – new date: 16th October 2020

Springs Golf Club, Wallingford

The Springs Golf Club in Wallingford is unquestionably one of the best golf clubs in Oxfordshire, being located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and being spread over 133 acres of peaceful parkland. The Springs will be hosting a new and exciting Golf competition this summer and we would love as many members of our community to get involved.

This is an 18-hole pairs event which incorporates 3 separate 6-hole competitions, holes 1-6: scramble, holes 7-12 best ball and holes 13-18 both balls. There will be many prizes to be won throughout this incredible event including nearest to the pin on every par 3, longest drive and nearest drive as well as prizes for the winners and runners up of each 6-hole competition! There will also be a 1 Hole final shoot out, for the top 2 scores in each 6-hole competition at the end of the day, to see who will be crowned the 2020 Inaugural Darwin Escapes National Pairs Sixes Champion.

The day will include on course interviews and a meet and greet with the amazing Sky Sports presenter and Darwin Escapes Ambassador Sarah Stirk.

The Price to enter this great competition is £99 per pair which includes food on arrival, 18 holes of golf, prizes and a meal after the games. Anyone can enter, Men’s pairs, Ladies pairs and mixed pairs!

For all enquires and bookings please go to the website:

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