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Wellington College

Wellington College

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

+44 (0)1344 444000



Wellington College
School type Coeducational Boarding & Day
Founded 1853
Status Private
Master Mr Julian Thomas
Date Appointed September 2015
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-18
Number of pupils 1,040
Number of boys 640
Number of girls 400
Number of boarders 850
Number of sixth formers 455
Day fees per annum £29,040 - £33,360
Boarding fees per annum £39,750
Average Class Size Lower + Middle = 20 Upper School = 12
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Richard Atherton
Associations HMC, BSA, IB, Round Square

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. It opens the hearts and minds of its pupils by developing each child's individuality, allowing them to become interested and interesting life-long learners. Its international reputation in sports, arts, service, wellbeing and leadership, and its genuine commitment to an education that extends far beyond the classroom ensures that students leave school equipped for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world. The Wellington identity is built on inspiration, intellectual curiosity, true independence, the courage to be properly and unselfishly individual and a generous and far- reaching inclusivity. We hope that all our pupils will find the inspiration to choose to be the very best that they can be, to make of themselves something special, no matter what their talents are. 100 Wellingtonians have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge over the past four years and on average 25 pupils move on to US universities each year, many to Ivy League institutions.

190 pupils take the IB Diploma in the Sixth Form. 65% are from England and the rest are from 50 different countries (this stat sets us apart from competitors who tend to have smaller programmes with only international pupils). In 2018 our Diploma students obtained an average of 39.3 points, with 51% scoring 40 or more and three pupils achieving the perfect score of 45. Our high academic expectations of 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 core subjects - 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.

At present there are 640 boys and 400 girls, of whom 190 are day pupils. 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: mathematics pure and applied.

Group 6: music, visual arts, theatre arts.