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

11 October 2022

Career Opportunity Group: Law

In and Out Club, London, 6:30 - 9:00pm

The Wellington Community will be hosting a Law Career Opportunity Group on Tuesday 11th October from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This drinks and networking reception welcomes all from the Wellington Community in the Law professions.

Parents and OWs are invited and we hope to bring up some sixth form students who have expressed an interest in finding out more about a career across Law. Please note that the In and Out Club, London has a dress code which can be found here. 

Tickets are free of charge, and include welcome drinks and nibbles.

Please note, for all current Wellington students who would like to attend please complete this form to sign up.

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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12 October 2022

London Walking Tour: The Grand Surrey Canal

London, meet at Surrey Quays on DLR at 11am.

Join Lou Cohen, a City of Westminster London walking tour guide to find out more about The Grand Surrey Canal.

The Grand Surrey Canal was an ambitious project to link the Thames to Croydon and Epsom and the south coast.  It joined the Thames at Greenland Dock, a much older ship dock than St Katharine’s and just along the river was the site of the Royal Navy Victualling Yard.  Step back in time with Lou Cohen to explore this old part of London to see the place where Raleigh laid his cloak for Queen Elizabeth I and how the area played its part in World War II.

Tickets cost £18 per person and includes the fully guided tour.

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13 October 2022

OW 30 Year Reunion (1991 and 1992 Leavers)

The Atlas Pub, London, from 6.30pm

The Wellington Community and OW Society would like to invite you to an OW Reunion at The Atlas Pub in London on Thursday 13th October 2022, from 6.30 pm. This will be an anniversary gathering for our  1991 and 1992 leavers and we hope that as many from these classes can attend as possible as it will be lovely to reminisce and reunite!

 

Tickets cost £10 each, and include a welcome drink and light buffet.

 

OW’s and their partners, guests and families are all very welcome to attend.

 

Please note that prior to the event your name will be shared with the reunion group 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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