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.
Visiting Wellington College and Open Days
The Admissions Department is always delighted to welcome visitors and prospective parents to the College, and there are a number of ways in which to organise a visit to Wellington. Slots fill up quickly, however, so parents are advised to book three to four months in advance to guarantee availability.
Visitors Days are the most popular way of visiting Wellington. These events take place on Saturday mornings, seven times a year, and provide an easy and effective way of conducting a first visit to the College. After refreshments at 10.30am, the Master addresses visitors from 11am until 12noon with help from a pupil panel and senior staff. There is then an opportunity to tour the campus with a current pupil before lunch is served in the Dining Hall at 1pm. Please click here ‘Book a Visitors Day’ to reserve a place. Upcoming Visitors Days:
- Saturday 24th February – FULL
- Saturday 21st April
- Saturday 9th June (13+ 2021 Only)
- Saturday 15th September (16+ 2019 Only)
- Saturday 6th October
- Saturday 17th November
Master’s Lodge Receptions are smaller events aimed at those looking at 13+ entry. They are organised six times a year on Saturday mornings and tend to be favoured by families for a second visit. A buffet lunch is hosted by the Master, Julian Thomas, in his home where an informal Q&A is followed by a tour of the campus. Senior staff, HMs, and Third Form pupils are on hand to help answer questions. For more details about availability or booking, please contact Karen Dyer, the Admissions Secretary, on 01344 444 013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also possible to arrange individual visits during the working week. These slots are primarily aimed at families who are unable to attend a Visitors Day or Lodge Reception and consist of a meeting with the Director of Admissions or other key member of staff as well as a tour of the campus with a L6th College Ambassador. Please contact Karen Dyer, the Admissions Secretary, on 01344 444 013 or email@example.com to arrange a visit.