The Week Ahead 

Thursday, 22nd September to Saturday, 1st October

It was a privilege to welcome HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to Wellington on Wednesday for the official opening of our new Real Tennis Court, the first to be built in the UK for 10 years and the 27th in the country. We are thrilled to add Real Tennis, the fore-runner of all racquet sports, to the range of sports we offer. The court has been funded by the generosity of nearly 100 donors, both Old Wellingtonians and enthusiasts from the wider Real Tennis community.



Wellington has been more full of younger voices than normal this last couple of weeks: we are right in the middle of the selection programme for the 13+ 2018 intake and, over eight separate days, the Admissions team will have met nearly 500 boys and girls from some 130+ feeder schools. It has been a pleasure to see them, and I’m delighted to know the 2018 intake is already shaping up so nicely. Our two-stage selection procedure has transformed the admissions process and is now being copied by other schools in Berkshire and the South-East: all the children first sit an on-line test at their own schools and have references written about them, before long-listed pupils come to us for a day of interviews, discussions, group activities and collaborative projects. By the end of their day with us we feel we have got to know them pretty well, and are in a much better position to see whether they are a good “fit “ for us, and whether they possess the potential to develop our special Wellington Identity. Just as importantly, they have a real insight into what life at Wellington is genuinely like.

At the other end of the process, our leavers head off to all corners of the globe, but all share the identity that ties them to College. That identity is built on intellectual curiosity, on true independence, on a generous and far-reaching inclusivity and on the courage to be properly and unselfishly individual. It is, in short, the capacity to be inspired to become the very best you can be, and is why the world-wide Wellington community is such an exciting body of inspirational men and women. Some are young, some not quite so, but they all share that unique Wellington DNA whether in Kowloon or Kensington. Indeed to further that inclusive theme our Admissions team is heading off this weekend to make contact with prospective pupils, current parents and OWs in Hong Kong, so do make contact with them if you get the chance!

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Upcoming Events At a Glance

Saturday, 24th September Weekend Leave starts after College commitments

Monday, 26th September Boarders return at 2115

Sunday, 2nd October New Parents Reception

Monday, 10th October Arts Week

Saturday, 15th October half term starts after College commitments

Sunday, 30th October 2115  Boarders return

Wednesday, 9th November College Flu Vaccinations


Notice Board

Pastoral Talk 4 Postponed
The talk on Independent Learning has been postponed until later in the... Read More >

V&A Weekend Opening Hours
The V&A Cafe will be open from  9am till 8pm on Saturdays and... Read More >

The Parent Portal
  Here is the link to the parent portal where interim grades and... Read More >

Travel Vaccinations
Unfortunately the Health Centre is no longer able to give travel vaccinations... Read More >

Below is a link to a several key College Policies including those on Safeguarding,... Read More >

Parental Pastoral Masterclasses
All the pastoral talks for this academic year can be accessed via... Read More >

Future Residential Trips
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By |September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Academic|

This week’s recommendation comes from Tara in the 4th form. She has written a fantastic review of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel "The device, or computer you’re looking at, is stoically emitting a [...]

Sending mail to College – Pupils’ Addresses

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Can all students and their parents please use the student’s name and their house names on all of their mail and parcels? This means mail, birthday cards, bank accounts, hospital appointments, graze boxes, Amazon accounts, [...]

New Parents’ Welcome Reception

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|

Wellington Community New Parents’ Welcome Reception  Sunday, 2nd October, 19.30-21.00*, Great School Our formal welcome to all new parents is a highlight of Michaelmas term. For those who are new to Wellington, it is the first [...]

Understanding Michelangelo: The Art and Architecture of a Renaissance Genius

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Arts, Events|

Wellington Community Masterclass - Understanding Michelangelo: The Art and Architecture of a Renaissance Genius by Adam Rattray Saturday 1st October, 12.30-13.30, History of Art Department Learn more about this legendary artist from Wellington’s own Head [...]

Wellington Entrepreneurs Focus Group

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Events|

Saturday 1st October, 12.45-14.00 Driver Lecture Room We are interested in setting up a Wellington Entrepreneurs Exchange to provide a forum for the Wellington Community to start, grow and invest in outstanding start-ups. Please join us [...]

And the beat goes on….

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Academic|

The Poetry Society is meeting in The Library on Tuesday 27th September: all Upper School students welcome.   Moral Room: 1805 - 1845  

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Coughs and sneezes…

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A  seasonal note from the Health Centre Dear Parents, Thank you to those of you who have returned the Influenza vaccination forms for your sons and daughters. For those who might still be considering the [...]

Macmillan Coffee Morning

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Service|

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING AT THE V & A  CAFÉ  - THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER Please invite your families and come along and join us at our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 29th September between 10am and [...]

V&A Acoustic

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Arts|

The first V&A Acoustic Session begins this Friday, 23rd September at 9pm Wellington’s Singer-Songwriters showcase original tunes and quirky takes on songs you might recognise. Come and enjoy dynamic performances and current sounds from these talented [...]

The Creative Writing Society

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Academic|

Ever think to yourself, ‘That would make such a great film/book’? Do you wish in English lessons you could just write what you wanted? Do you feel a desire to put pen to paper but [...]

Service Corner

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Service|

As always students and staff are already engaged in service in so many ways this term. Current activities include: The Round Square student committee has been appointed by the Round Square Student board. They are [...]

Sports Report

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Here is the link to the video of last weekend's sporting action. Rugby A tough competitive round of matches against Tonbridge School this weekend. The Yearlings A team came through a tough fixture winning 17-5 and [...]

Digital awareness and safety – Pastoral Talk 2

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Service, Uncategorized|

Saturday 24th, 11.45-12.45, Driver Lecture Room Talk by Digital Awareness UK, the UK’s leading social media safety organisation who have been appointed to support Wellington College’s commitment to safeguarding students online and to provide talks [...]

House Photos – order details

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Other|

House photos were taken in Week 1. All formal group photographs taken at College over the past year can be accessed through the school photographer's website. Spending 30 seconds creating an account will allow parents [...]

The Magic of Mathematics 1/6

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Academic, Events|

The Magic of Mathematics 1/6 Weds 28th, 19.30-21.00, Moral Room, The Mallinson Library Our own inspirational Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat leads you through a six week hands-on, games-based tour of all things mathematical. Whether [...]

The Arts Fest

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Arts|

Mon 10th - Friday 14th October The Wellington Art Festival is going to take us spectacularly into half term, evoking imagination, invoking senses and provoking emotions. Music, dance, art, drama, a Colour Run and masterclasses, [...]

Did the author really mean it?

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic|

On the 3rd of October, The English Department will be delighted to welcome bestselling author Jon Stock, who will be talking to the 3rd and 4th Forms addressing the question at the heart of English studies: Did The Author [...]

Wellington College South Africa February 2017 Cricket Tour Online Auction

By |September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Sports|

Please follow this link here to see items available in the online auction we are running to raise funds for the 2017 Wellington College Cricket Tour to South Africa.  The site will be live from [...]

When the going gets tough,….

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: Service|

During an unprecedented surge of optimism and bravado The Wellington Warriors (Works & Estates Team) signed up to Tough Mudder London South on Saturday 24th September.  With time for excuses and the hope of a [...]

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