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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Richard Aylmer (Bl 49)  

01 March 2024

Despite being born in Devonport, it was in the British Army that Richard Aylmer made his way in life.  With a degree from London University, he joined the Royal Artillery in 1952 before retiring with rank of Captain in 1959. He was selected for the 1956 Winter Olympics in his chosen sport of cross-country skiing, […]

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John Sworder (C 49) 

01 March 2024

John arrived at College as a Foundationer and left as Head of Dorm and member of the UX, joining the RMA in 1949 before regimental duties with the RA and the RHA between 1954 and 1957 and retiring in 1968. He married Jillian in 1957 and they had 3 daughters before her untimely death in […]

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John Jehu Ross-Barnard (A 57) 

01 March 2024

John Jehu Ross Barnard passed away on 2nd November 2022, at the age of 83. John was born in 1939, the son of Captain J K Ross Barnard. He was in the Anglesey from 1953, a Foundationer.  On leaving College he joined the well-known London Department Store, Selfridges, but very quickly found his true calling on […]

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Upcoming Events

09 March 2024

Wellington Community Christian Prayer Group

Chapel Crypt, Wellington College

 

 

You are warmly invited to join the Wellington Christian Parent Prayer Group, set up by a group of current parents from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. The group welcomes everyone within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

The next meeting will be held from 1-2pm on Saturday 9th March in the Chapel Crypt.

The meetings are very informal and meet a few times per term. To join or for further information please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


09 March 2024

Wellington Parent Choir

Concert Room, Wellington College

 

 

Saturday 9th March 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


09 March 2024

Careers Speed Networking

Great School, Wellington College

 

 

Join us for our Careers Speed Networking event on Saturday 9th March 2024. This event gives current students the opportunity to explore career options, practice their networking skills, and learn more about different jobs from parent & OW volunteers working in a range of sectors. Thank you so much for your wonderful support of this event; please note, we are now at capacity for volunteers.

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