Saturday, 22nd April to Saturday, 29th April

There is always something special about the start of the Summer Term. Along with the smell of freshly mown grass is a tangible sense of purpose among the pupils as the school readies itself for the beginning of the exam season. All of you will have at some stage taken public exams and will remember only too well the way the pulse quickens as final revision is done. I know that you will want to join me in wishing all our candidates the very best of luck as they prepare to sit their first papers.

I really value the way The Week Ahead allows me to communicate with you so regularly, and I know how important the whole newsletter is in keeping you informed of important events that are coming up, as well as painting a picture of the rich variety of College life. However, it would interest me to know which parts are most important to you, which are less so, and what else you might like to see in the publication. Please do communicate any thoughts you have to Tim Head.

julian marathon des sablesMay I end by thanking you for support and encouragement you gave me before and during the Marathon des Sables which I completed last week? I was both amazed and delighted to receive messages from the Wellington community via the Sahara Email system, which gave me a huge lift, just when I needed it most. At times during the five day experience I wasn’t sure whether I was in heaven or hell, but what I do know is that it was one of the most unique, beautiful and brutal experiences of my life and one that I will never forget. If you feel able to contribute to St Michael’s School, the girls’ primary school in rural Uganda that Mark Mortimer (Head of Warminster School) and I were supporting, then please do visit our Heads in the Sand page.

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Upcoming Events At a Glance

Sunday, 23rd April Third Form Grandparents Day

Saturday, 29th April Long Leave Weekend

Monday, 1st May Boarders Return 2115

Friday, 26th May Eve of Speech Day Concert

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

Sunday, 4th June Boarders return



Notice Board

Travel vaccinations
If any students are traveling abroad over the summer holidays and may... Read More >

Cardiac Screening Forms
To all parents that have paid for their son/daughter to receive the... Read More >

3rd Form Parents – Routine Childhood Immunisations DTP & Meningitis ACWY
Reminder from The Health Centre 3rd Form Parents – Routine Childhood Immunisations DTP... Read More >

Service programme – medical disclosure
Message from the Service team – As part of the service programme... Read More >

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

Wellington College shares several policies and key information with current and prospective... Read More >

Future Residential Trips
Here is the link to information about all the future residential trips that are... Read More >

Latest Edition Archive


Montgomery Singing Competition Final

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

Montgomery Singing Competition Final Thursday 27th April , 7.30pm, Old Gym Free tickets available online The Montgomery Solo Singers' Competition Final is the second in our series of Montgomery Competitions this year. The Montgomery prize was [...]

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 [...]

The Impressionists, Art & Architecture by Adam Rattray

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Wellington Community|

Masterclass: The Impressionists, Art & Architecture by Adam Rattray Saturday 29th April, 12.30pm-1.30pm, History of Art Department Learn more about these fascinating artists with Adam Rattray, head of art history at Wellington College. Adam is [...]

Book of the Week.

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

One of the Academic Support teachers has recommended The Exam Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell and we now have multiple copies in the Library and an e-book. It covers a wide range of topics including [...]

Service Corner

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

After a joint Wellington College/Tushinde Children’s Trust visit to a diverse set of State and Private Schools in Nairobi, Kenya, a new sponsorship programme in partnership with the Charity Tuck Shop will start. It will [...]

Dr Dunn: Bonjour Tristesse!

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

Thursday, 27th April: ML 3 1700 -1800 Dr Dunn will deliver a lecture on France in the age of Bonjour Tristesse. Bonjour Tristesse, the first novel of Françoise Sagan, was published in 1954. Set in [...]

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 [...]

Higher Education and Careers: Week 1

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

  Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty – OXFORD UNIVERSITY.  Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty Undergraduate Open Days as part of the University of Oxford Open Days 28th & 29th June 2017.  The Open Day will [...]

The Literary Society on Disgrace

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

On Tuesday, 25th April The Literary Society will be hosting a joint panel discussion with the History department on J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace. The format will be similar to the very successful session on Othello last term [...]

Global Social Leaders – Shanghai opportunity for current Third Form

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Service|

The Wellington Leadership Institute is delighted to invite all 3rd form students and their parents to our Global Social Leaders Shanghai information evening on Sunday, 4th June from 1900 to 2000 in the Driver Lecture [...]

Extraordinary States of Mind

By |March 25th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

Extraordinary States of Mind Friday 28th April : 7.30pm, Old Gym   This promises to be an extraordinary evening of the unexpected and the lavish. We are delighted to welcome George Humphreys (OW) back to Wellington to [...]

The Third Way – Conference and Degree Apprenticeship’s Fair – 3rd May, 2017

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Careers and Higher Education, Events|

A message from the Master I am writing to draw your attention to a conference being hosted by Wellington on 3rd May at the Holiday Inn-Kensington, London. For some time now, I have been concerned [...]

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