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In Support of Wellington College

Wellington College was established in 1853 as the nation’s memorial to the Duke of Wellington. The College, located in Berkshire, builds on the honourable legacy of the ‘greatest Englishman that ever lived’ by combining the best traditions and values of the past with the energy and ambition of the present.

Wellington College is completely committed to providing children with an inspiring academic experience which is pupilcentred and stimulating. The College has adopted a pioneering, global and independent approach to what they teach and its excellent staff are recruited for their passion, their enthusiasm and their imagination in communicating with children to ensure that every single child in their classes is engaged, excited and challenged by the learning experience at all times. This has led to outstanding results for pupils, which have propelled Wellington to the top of the co-educational boarding schools in Britain. This excellent performance has led to Wellington College being appointed by the government as a lead “Teaching School”.

Simultaneously, Wellington College is deeply committed to opening the hearts and minds of its young people in every way. Its highly regarded well-being programme and unique eight aptitudes approach to education ensures that the College develops the whole person – focusing specifically on the individual needs, strengths and talents of each and every pupil. The College ensures that its outstanding extra-curricular provision, including sports, arts, clubs and societies, CCF, leadership and challenge activities, all add up to an holistic education.

The Prince Albert Foundation of Wellington College aims to change lives through the provision of means tested bursaries. Founded in 2011 by a group of parents and former pupils, it supports the belief that any child of ability should have access to a Wellington education regardless of family background or wealth. The Foundation hopes to raise enough funding for 5% of pupils at the College to be Prince Albert Foundation scholars.

Wellington College has been able to extend its inclusive approach to education further through the sponsorship of Wellington Academy in Wiltshire, which opened in 2009. The influence of the College has meant that this previously failing comprehensive school now offers an outstanding education to local pupils, the majority of whom are children of parents serving at the nearby military garrison. The Academy is able to offer a stable education environment, including boarding facilities, to military families as well as to vulnerable learners in the care of the local authority. The Academy is now supported by the Wellington Primary Academy, which opened in 2014. Beyond the UK, Wellington College has opened two schools in China with the aim of imparting the best elements of a British education, whilst taking into account the cultural norms and regional realities of the schools’ locations.

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