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Wellington College

Wellington College

Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 7PU, UK

+44 (0)1344 444000



Wellington College
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1853
Status Private
Master Mr James Dahl
Date Appointed September 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-18 years
Number of pupils 1,104
Day fees per annum £35,760 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £48,930 per annum
Average Class Size Lower + Middle = 20 Upper School = 12
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Dr Robert Cromarty
Associations HMC, BSA, IB, ISC

Wellington College is a vibrant, inspiring and challenging all-round coeducational boarding and day school set in 400 acres of parkland, 40 minutes from Heathrow. At present there are 600 boys and 500 girls, of whom 235 are day pupils.

The College seeks to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and character to serve and help shape a better world by focusing on its key values of Kindness, Courage, Respect, Integrity and Responsibility, values which underpin every aspect of life at Wellington.

Its international reputation in sports, arts, service, wellbeing and leadership, and its genuine commitment to an education that extends far beyond the classroom ensure that students leave school equipped for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow's world.

Currently 240 pupils take the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form. 80% are from the UK and the rest are from a range of countries worldwide, which sets us apart from competitors who tend to have smaller programmes attracting only international pupils. In 2022, we had 125 Diploma students who achieved an incredible average of 41.3, with 75% scoring 40+ points and twelve achieving the perfect score of 45. Eighteen students went on to Oxbridge or Ivy League. Indeed, over 100 Wellingtonians have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge over the past five years and 20-25 pupils move on to US universities each year, many to Ivy League institutions. The high academic expectations we have for our pupils are expressed through encouragement and support - nearly 40% of teachers have Masters or Doctorates and all are specialists.

Wellington College introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2007. Its philosophy - of combining academic rigour with breadth and depth - is very much in sympathy with our own. We offer a wide range of subjects, at all levels, and we believe our support for the IB Core - the extended essay, theory of knowledge, and creativity, activity, service - is truly world class, combining as it does academic expertise with outstanding opportunities and resources. This is a school that actively promotes excellence without compromising the ideals embedded within the IB's learner profile.

Subjects offered in the IB Diploma Programme are all at both HL and SL unless stated:

Group 1: English literature, German literature, German language and literature, English literature and performance SL.

Group 2 Modern B (HL, SL and ab initio): German, Spanish, French, Mandarin. Group 2 Modern B (HL and SL): Italian, Russian.

Group 2 Classical: Greek, Latin.

Group 3: business and management, economics, history, philosophy, psychology, geography, global politics, environmental systems and societies SL, art history SL.

Group 4: biology, chemistry, computer science, design technology, physics, sports, exercise and health science, environmental systems and societies SL, astronomy SL.

Group 5: analysis and approaches, applications and interpretation.

Group 6: music, visual arts, theatre arts.