Wellington School is a Senior School for boys and girls from 11-18 in Somerset, situated just 2 miles off Junction 26 of the M5 motorway.
About the school
Wellington School provides an outstanding education in a friendly, enriching environment, from nursery years to Sixth Form. Starting at the age of three, Wellington Junior School offers the widest range of academic, creative, social and sporting opportunities in these crucial formative years. Wellington Senior School follows with outstanding, all round education for day pupils and boarders, right up to age 18. In fee levels and A/B grades at A level, Wellington ranks in the top 10 schools nationally for value for money. (Source www.best-schools.co.uk) Wellington School helps students to flourish, achieving excellent results and becoming well rounded, successful people who care for others. You have high hopes for your child….we help you achieve them.
Wellington School Pupil selected for National Youth Musical Theatre
A Wellington School pupil has been selected from over 1,000 hopeful children to take part in a prestigious theatre company's 2016 season.
2nd June 2016 — Chloe Shaw, in Year 10, beat off stiff competition to be selected for one of the four shows the National Youth Music Theatre will be performing this season.
The Company, whose patrons include Jude Law, Sheridan Smith, Idris Elba, Tom Chambers, Matt Lucas and Amy Nuttall, will be rehearsing for a national tour of The Pied Piper of Hamlin. This will be directed by the Company’s founder Jeremy James Taylor OBE.
The cast for the Pied Piper of Hamlyn will rehearse over Easter for a week and performances will take place throughout the summer, culminating in the 40th Anniversary Concert in London and a Gala Christmas Concert in St John’s Smith Square.
“I am thrilled to be included in this season and to be given the opportunity to perform alongside such a talented group” commented Chloe. “The auditions were quite nerve-wracking – we had regional audition, then the final 200 went to London for the last stage. To be one of such a small cast is a huge privilege and I am really looking forward to the rehearsals at Easter,” concluded Chloe.
The National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) is an arts organisation in the United Kingdom providing pre-professional education and musical theatre stage experience for young people. Based in London, it is constituted as a private limited company (originally named Children's Music Theatre Limited) and as a registered charity. NYMT was founded in 1976 by director and playwright Jeremy James Taylor. Since its inception, it has produced over fifty productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, premièred thirty new musical theatre works, toured several times outside the United Kingdom, and had runs in the West End and on Broadway. Alumni have also included directors such as Jo Davies, and songwriters such as Tara Mcdonald.
Queen's Award for Enterprise for former Wellington School Pupil
Former Wellington School pupil, Mike Samways, awarded Queen's Award for Enterprise for product designed to protect crews of merchant ships. Businessman traces success back to CCF career at Wellington School.
Mike Samways, former student at Wellington School and Managing Director of Crewshield Ltd has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation in the Monarch’s Birthday Honours list.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the highest official accolades for businesses within the United Kingdom and are conferred by Her Majesty the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. Winners are invited to a special reception at Buckingham Palace in July to formally receive their awards from the sovereign.
The business founded in 2011 specialises in the delivery of discreet safe havens disguised as ordinary shipping containers to trouble spots worldwide. Mike developed the concept whilst serving as a bomb disposal Officer in the Royal Navy’s elite Clearance Diving branch – he owes this early career to a spark ignited when he joined the RN section of the CCF.
Crewshield initially designed and manufactured its patented Citadel refuges to be a safe haven for the crews of merchant vessels to retreat to when threatened by pirate attack such as those off the coast of Somalia. But the 2013 attack on a gas plant in Algeria by terrorists linked to al-Qaeda - which ended with the deaths of about 40 foreigners including six British citizens – proved to be the catalyst for a substantial rise in demand for a land-based application of the refuge.
Crewshield is now a multi-million pound company that provides its products to private companies, governments and the United Nations with key export markets including the Middle East and North Africa.
He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled for team to be recognised at the highest level. I also take enormous pride in knowing for a fact that this innovation has helped to save lives both at sea and on land.”
“It still surprises me occasionally that joining the CCF RN Section one Friday Afternoon back in 1994 has ultimately led to the creation of my business. The skills learnt at Wellington are invaluable to any entrepreneur, the ability to cope with rapidly changing situations, occasional successes and of course disappointment are critical. The key School values of teamwork, discipline and integrity are also heavily drawn upon.”
Wellington School Ten Tors team comes over line in first place
Wellington School Sixth Formers finished first in the 45 Mile Ten Tors event across Dartmoor. Hard work and excellent preparation in the weeks leading up to the event paid off for the team of six.
2nd June 2016 — Two teams from Wellington School took part in the Ten Tors event this weekend on Dartmoor. The event which is run by the Army, who are assisted by the Royal Navy and Royal Airforce is in its 56th year.
2,400 teenagers started out on Saturday morning in 400 teams.
As a result of excellent preparation and a lot of hardwork, Sixth Formers, Luke Fieldhouse, George Mallinson, Tom Hollingsworth, Ben Johnson, Flynn Simpson and Ben Howe put in an impressive performance finishing first in the 45 mile event, crossing the line at 9.26 in the morning. The boys were roared over the finish line by the watching supporters.
The 35 mile team of Jamie Owsianka, Benjie Pepperell, Tim Kilbey, Harry Nuttall-Owen, Alex Richardson-Jones and Greg Harris also put in a strong performance completing the course at 9.51 on Sunday morning. Well done on all the hardwork in the build-up to the event.
Wellington School Pupil wins Gold at Olympic Rowing Lake
Edward Fuller of Wellington School won a rowing Gold on the Olympic Lake. The young sportsman suffers from severe Haemophilia but is determined to succeed on the water.
2nd June 2016 — Edward Fuller, in Year 8 at Wellington School, travelled up to Eton to compete in the Junior Open Doubles race.
He and his partner, Phoebe Muiz, who was the only girl in the race, triumphed over boys a year older to bring home the Gold Medal, against tough competition.
Ed has been rowing for 2 years and now trains at Exeter Rowing Club where he attends four sessions a week both indoor and out on the water.
What makes his achievements all the more commendable is the fact that he also bravely battles a medical condition that would make many an individual settle for an easier life. Edward suffers from severe Haemophilia, a condition which means that the blood cannot clot properly.
Although bleeding can be from cuts or grazes on the skin, most bleeding that occurs is internal, into muscles and joints and is therefore not visible to the untrained eye. To overcome this risk of bleeding his mother Helen injects him intravenously at home four times a week with a clotting factor which then allows him to undertake most mainstream activities.
This win is the latest in a stream of rowing accolades that Ed has won - Congratulations Ed – a great triumph!
Ed will next be competing in the Wimbleball Regatta, the Totnes 1K race and the Plymouth Regatta.