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

03 February 2023

OW Cambridge University Visit

The Cambridge Tap, from 6.30pm
32 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR

 

 

The Wellington Community would like to invite you to an informal and fun catch up over drinks and light bites, for everyone at Cambridge University. Matt Oakman and Victoria Gardner will be attending and it would be wonderful to get as many OWs together as possible, so please help spread the word!

Tickets are free of charge and include drinks and nibbles.

Prior to the event your name will be shared with the attendees via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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04 February 2023

Invitation from the Master – Purpose & Three Year Strategic Plan Presentation

GWA, 11:30am - 1:00pm

James Dahl warmly invites parents to join him at a presentation and panel discussion about the College’s new Purpose and Three Year Strategic Plan on either the 4th or 25th of February in the GWA – both events will start at 11.30am and end at 1pm.  These sessions will be an opportunity for you to hear more about the exciting direction of the College from a number of internal and external speakers and a chance for you to take part in a panel discussion.  Lunch will be provided.

Please use the link below to book your place.

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04 February 2023

Parent Singers

Concert Room

 

 

Saturday 4th February 11:00am-12:00pm

The Wellington Community invite you to 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


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