Wellington College

Berkshire
Boys (13 - 18)
Girls (13 - 18)
Day
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Wellington College

Wellington College is a school like no other. Where many focus on examination results and view league table position as the main criterion for success, the whole ethos of Wellington is focused on each and every individual who passes through our gates.

If education, in the truest sense of the word, is about bringing the best out of children, then delivering a raft of A and A* grades is not enough, undoubtedly important though examination results are. We aim to inspire and support our pupils so they can become the very best they can be in every single way. By helping them become happy and fully-rounded young men and women examination grades naturally follow, as our outstanding A Level, IB and GCSE results clearly prove.

Our educational philosophy is therefore focused around the traits which we want all Wellingtonians to acquire before taking their place in the adult world.

About the school

We want our pupils to be inspired by everything they do at Wellington, both inside and outside of the classroom, so they leave school as interested and interesting people.

We want our pupils to adopt a genuinely intellectual approach to their academic work and to their view of the world around them, in the knowledge that a Wellington education is only the beginning of an exciting and life-long journey of learning.

We want our pupils to become truly independent, as those who can think, learn and cope independently will be the leaders and game-changers of the future.

We want each and every pupil to be valued and developed as an individual, so their Wellington experience is much more than just going to school – rather, it is the journey to self.

And we want our pupils to be inclusive in all dealings with other people, so they leave the College not in a bubble of privilege and elitism, but with the ability to engage with their local, national and international communities, and with a burning desire to do good in the world.

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 485 (13 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 375 (13 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 1080 (485 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £10125/term
  • Boarding Fees: £13860/term

Open Days

Due to current government guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are, unfortunately, unable to welcome any visitors to the College. Please see our Open Day page for details of Virtual Visitors Days.

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

The primary way in which the College seeks to widen access to Wellington is through the wide range of scholarships and bursaries available to families.

Scholarships are entrance awards intended to recognise talented children who have shown great promise in certain disciplines but they do not carry any financial benefit in terms of fee reduction.

Bursaries are specific financial awards made to parents which give some form of reduction of school fees appropriate to the individual situation of each family. All bursaries awarded to families of children joining the College are calculated via a means-testing process. In this way we aim to direct all of our financial aid to families who, without support, would not be able to access the fees at Wellington. Bursaries with a value of up to 95% reduction in school fees are available.

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Admissions Process

Located in the stunning Front Quad at the heart of the College buildings lies the Admissions Department which looks after every aspect of the admission process at all age groups.

Whether it is prospectus requests, the arrangement of all visits, registrations, Pre-Testing administration, assessment days, entrance examinations, scholarships and bursaries, or simply a question about day-to-day life at Wellington College, the Admissions Department is the first port of call for all prospective parents.

Finding out more

Location
Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU
Contact
01344 444000
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 485 (13 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 375 (13 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 1080 (485 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £10125/term
  • Boarding Fees: £13860/term
  • ISI Inspection Report

Open Days

Due to current government guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are, unfortunately, unable to welcome any visitors to the College. Please see our Open Day page for details of Virtual Visitors Days.

Find out more