Saturday, 20th May to Saturday, 10th June

It is always a special moment in the year when the Big Top goes up in readiness for the Speech Day show, and it has certainly given added urgency to all the rehearsals and preparations that are going on.  I am sure that as the week unfolds the boys and girls will become increasingly excited, for it is a special event, and a time to celebrate and revisit all that is best about Wellington – and, of course, to look forward to the Exeat which officially starts straight after the Master’s Callover. It is a day when the College – and all its pupils –  is very much on show, and I know that I can rely on them to uphold the very highest standards of good behaviour and to act as perfect hosts to all our visitors – be they dignitaries, governors, OWs or parents.

If the prospect of Speech Day is exciting, then the second half of term is even more so, and not just because it sees the annual opening of the Outdoor Pool and the start of Maniacs! Alongside the remaining Public Exams for the Fifth and Upper Sixth Forms (and I do urge them to stay focused right to the end of their very last paper) the Third, Fourth and Lower Sixth Forms will have their own internal papers, before taking part in a whole variety of special programmes. Matriculation, language immersion trips and a range of initiatives for the Third Form.  CCF camps for the Fourth Form – the RN Section at HMS Bristol in Portsmouth; the RM and Army Cadets involved in adventure training and field craft exercises near Weymouth; the RAF Section at RAF Cosford and the Cavalry riding at Fifield. The Lower Sixth will be back into lessons after their exams before taking part in all-important UCAS registration and Higher Education induction, after which they too will have academic enrichment trips (visits to museums and galleries, workshops and tours) or leadership opportunities on the CCF trips. And, of course, our unique Education Festival in the penultimate week of term, where those who inspire come to be inspired, will serve to remind us that no matter how much else is going on, Wellington always remains a place of real intellectual discovery and enrichment.

 I am looking forward to seeing you all next weekend.




Masters Signature Thomas

Upcoming Events At a Glance

Friday, 26th May Eve of Speech Day Concert

Saturday, 27th May Speech Day (Exeat starts after Master’s Callover)

Sunday, 4th June Boarders return

Monday, 5th June 3rd Form and L6th Internal exams start

Monday, 12th June 4th Form Internal exams start

Sunday 18th June Waterloo Day

Thursday, 22nd June Festival of Education

Friday, 23rd June Festival of Education

Saturday, 24th June Third Form closed weekend

Saturday, 24th June Third Form Matriculation

Friday, 30th June End of Term

Friday, 30th June Graduation Service and Leavers’ Ball



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Girls Hockey Tour – South Africa 2017 – on-line auction

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Sports|

Girls Hockey Tour South Africa 2017 During the summer break WCHC will be taking a squad of 30 girls to tour South Africa. The girls hockey programme has been extremely successful over the past few [...]

Eve of Speech Day Concert

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

Eve of Speech Day Concert Friday 26th May  7.30pm Combermere Quad Free tickets available online Bring a deck chair, a rug or anything to sit on and come and listen to some light music provided by [...]

Sports Report

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Sports|

Click here to view this week’s Sports Video   Hockey On Sunday 6 of our U14 hockey girls represented 3 different clubs at the National U14 Club Championships. Issy Worthington and Carolyn O'Leary representing Reading [...]

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By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

Freed to read - Post exam comfort reading! This week has seen the start of exams for some students and the finishing line for others. Many of the IB students have finished and I’ve been [...]

Books 2 Africa!

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Service|

James Vyvyan, Hg, is leading a project to collect pre-owned books of all genres to be sent off to Africa to gain a new lease of life and help those without access such resources. Books [...]

Higher Education and Careers

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Careers and Higher Education|

HE & Careers issues for week 5 are as follows;   ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY? Careers with a degree in Environmental Science. An environmental science degree equips you with essential skills and practical experience that [...]

The Orange and Nabukenya School

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Service|

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OWs At Home and Family Day – Speech Day

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Wellington Community|

OWs At Home and Family Day – Speech Day Saturday 27th May, 12.30pm to 5.30pm, Turf We look forward to seeing as many OWs as possible on Speech Day where we will be hosting a [...]

Donor recognition tour of College

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Wellington Community|

Wellington Path of Duty Historic Tour   Saturday 10th June, 10.00am-12.30pm, meet by main reception   This tour has been especially arranged to recognise those donors who have been giving to College for over five years. Set amid [...]

Community networking drinks – Management Consultancy, Accountancy and Finance

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Wellington Community|

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Wellington breaks ground at the Chelsea Flower Show

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Wellington Community|

Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th May, RHS Chelsea Featuring Wellington College’s magnificent ‘Breaking Ground’ show garden sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management. ‘Breaking Ground’ supports the ambitions of Wellington College to break down the barriers to a life-changing education [...]

Service Corner – Reading Hack Challenge

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Every year Reading Hack volunteers aged 13-24 help libraries make the Summer Reading Challenge a success across the country. This would be a great chance for Wellingtonians to volunteer over the summer break – local libraries are [...]

Upper Sixth Leavers’ Graduation Day Celebrations – Friday 30 June 2017

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Upper Sixth Leavers' Graduation Day Celebrations - Friday 30 June 2017 Graduation Day is a very special and moving day in which the leavers, their parents or guardians, together with their HMs and other staff, celebrate the [...]

Crowthorne Choral Society Concert

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

Crowthorne Choral Society Concert   Sunday 18th June   7.30pm, Waterloo Hall   Tickets £12 (£2 students)    Box Office@ 01344 778185   Email: secretary@crowthornechoral.org.uk   Crowthorne Choral Society's summer concert is always varied and is held in the Waterloo Hall with [...]

V & A Acoustic Session

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

V & A Acoustic Session  - Friday 16th June - 9pm, V&A Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and dynamic performances of Wellington’s very own talented Singer-Songwriters, showcasing original tunes and quirky takes on songs you might [...]

Unique property opportunities bordering College – Speech Day Exhibition

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized, Wellington Community|

UNIQUE PROPERTY OPPORTUNITIES BORDERING COLLEGE – SPEECH DAY EXHIBITION On Speech Day you will have an opportunity to view an exhibition of the exciting new housing initiative that we are launching, some of which are available [...]

Junior Montgomery Competition

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

Junior Montgomery Competition Friday 9th June  7.30pm, Waterloo Hall Free tickets available online The Junior Montgomery Instrumental Competition is the final competition in our series of Montgomery Competitions this year. This competition is for students in [...]

Journey’s End comes to Dukebox

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

The Edexcel GCSE English essential revision of Journey's End on DukeBox radio will be aired at 8 pm on Thursday, 17th May and at midday on Sunday, 21st May.    

Lunchtime Philosophy

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

Philosophy “Webinar” Lectures from the University of Sheffield, Monday - Thursday, lunchtimes 12.45 onwards in PR3. Get a feel for what a real university Philosophy course would be like with lectures from top philosophers on [...]

College in Focus: Gardens of Wellington

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Wellington Community|

College in focus: Gardens of Wellington by Mark Dodds, Head Gardener at Wellington College Saturday 20th May, 1.00pm-2.00pm, Driver Lecture Room  This new talk series will bring you insights into different aspects of Wellington College. [...]

Stratfield Saye to Wellington College. Waterloo Day, Sunday 18th June The 2017 Anniversary Walk/ Run

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Events|

I do hope you will be able to join Wellingtonians, OWs and staff for the Waterloo Day 11-mile Stratfield Saye to Wellington run/ walk.  The route is beautiful, and there will be a good crowd of [...]

Scholarship for All

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

Here is the link to the  Academic Extension site which is updated weekly. http://scholarship.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/  

How to book College Events

By |April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events|

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – HOW TO BOOK COLLEGE EVENTS We have a fantastic series of events coming up that the Wellington Community and wider public are invited to book and attend. Parents and staff will [...]

Enjoy Learn Perform Summer Camp

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Sports|

Enjoy Learn Perform are returning to Wellington College this Summer for another successful Sports Academy offering exceptional coaching in Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Golf, Cricket and Football. Monday, 24th to Thursday, 27th July The Head Coaches [...]

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