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Wellington College

Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Crowthorne, Berkshire, England RG45 7PU

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 13 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full)

Wellington College is one of the UK’s — and indeed the world’s — great coeducational boarding and day schools. It seeks to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and character to serve and...

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Wellington College [Berkshire] is a school like no other. Founded by Queen Victoria as the national memorial to the Duke of Wellington, we are proud of our values, tradition and history, but uncompromising in our quest to seek out the best all-round education for both girls and boys. Our mission is to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and character to serve and help shape a better world.

All that we do is rooted firmly in our five College values - kindness, courage, respect, integrity and responsibility - values which underpin every aspect of life at Wellington. We also passionately believe that the coeducation of boys and girls has never been more important, because when boys and girls are learning together, they are also learning the value of respecting new and diverse ways of thinking.

We provide a world-renowned model of excellence in every aspect of our school: academics, pastoral care, sport, drama, music, dance, art, student media, service, leadership and global citizenship. We are uncompromising in our ambition to provide our pupils the opportunities to flourish and become their very best selves.

The College is a school for enthusiasts who wish to make the most of their opportunities, both in and out of the classroom.

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"Hard to imagine it done better. A site and campus to dream about. A school with mind, heart, guts and a constant fizz."

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What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IB DP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  • IGCSE - International General Certicicate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • SATs (US) - Stanford Achievement Tests
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Bursaries
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • All-rounder
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Dance or Ballet
  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range13 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *32940 to 35760
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *45090 to 45090
    * Currency:

    Number of Pupils

    135Day100
    460Full Boarding405
    0Weekly Boarding0
    595Total505
    Boys Girls

    Number of Staff

    Full-time: 170
    Part-time: 14

    % Pupils Gaining GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going To University