Widening Access Scholarship Programme


We are changing lives...

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.

PROJECT COST: £1M PER YEAR

Programme Target: £1m per year

By raising £1m per year we will be able to provide funding for many more students to benefit from a Wellington College education each year.

Our scholarship students are motivated, aspirational and committed to transforming their lives by taking advantage of all the experiences that an education at Wellington can offer. All scholarship students must have the potential to be able to cope and thrive in the busy and high-achieving atmosphere of Wellington College. This promise is likely to manifest itself in terms of academic potential and character, but may also be in other areas of school life, whilst taking into consideration the lower levels of support and opportunities that each student may have been given up to the point of entry.

Our successfully run scholarship programme has three key elements:

FUNDING

Funding comes from very generous donations from the Wellington Community; parents, OWs and friends. Our scholarships are awarded to both day and boarding students to cover fees and additional costs when required, to cover items such as clothing, equipment, trips, laptops and stationery.

SELECTION

We consider each application on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates show potential academic ability and preferably offer potential excellence in other areas of College life. Whilst direct contact is an acceptable route to applying for a bursary, the College has close affiliations with partner organisations including; Springboard, Eastside Young Leaders Academy (EYLA), Into University and others. All our partners have rigorous systems of selection to ensure due diligence and selection based on our criteria.

TRANSITION PROCESS AND ONGOING PASTORAL SUPPORT

We understand that our scholarship students and their families may need additional pastoral support, both when they begin and throughout their time with us, and to this end there are a range of initiatives to support the process including: familiarisation days, parent/carer get-togethers, a ‘buddy’ system for the students as well as the parents/carers.

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Upcoming Events

09 June 2022

Book Club

7:30pm to 8:45pm, The Moral Room, Library

Come and join this fun and informal group to discuss the chosen book with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community. This session will be in person and we will provide a nibbles and drinks.

 

We will be reading and discussing two books for this meeting:

 

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak and The Fell by Sarah Moss

 

To register your place or for more information please email Lucy Atherton at: lha@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


11 June 2022

Wellington Parent Singers

Concert Room, 11am-12pm

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by our inspirational Director of Music Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities.

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


12 June 2022

Prayer Group

8pm to 9pm, Crypt

Wellington Community Prayer meeting. You are warmly welcome to join us as we pray for the Wellington Community. We will meet in the crypt, down the steps next to the chapel.  For further information please contact Suzanne Davidson (07941 672137) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).

 


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