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Wellington College

In 2018 - 60% of A Level students achieved A* - A
Address: Wellington College Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 7PU
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Wellington College

  • Location: Crowthorn, Berkshire
  • Age: 13-18 years;
  • Programs: High School, GCSE, A-level, IB;
  • Number of students: 985;
  • Year of foundation: 1853;
  • Type of studying: joint.

Private boarding school Wellington College is one of the most prestigious boarding schools in England: unlike many private schools in England for girls , it accepts both children for education. It was established as a charitable educational institution. The first students of the school were orphans of military officers. The idea of ​​creating Wellington College belongs to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria, Lord Stanley - the 14th Earl of Derby. The first stone in the construction of the school was laid by Queen Victoria personally. Initially, the school accepted only boys. The boarding school opened its doors for students on 20.01.1859. Girls have been in school since 1970.

The boarding school has a special approach to teaching children. It's not just about trying to give students the best British education. Every child is encouraged to become better. Teachers, organizers of extra-curricular activities, sports coaches and masters of art help international students to discover potential, develop abilities, achieve outstanding results in academic, creative, sports field, public work.

Admission Requirements

Wellington College accepts international students on standard terms. For admission at any stage, you need knowledge of English at the level of fluency (B2 and above), good characteristics from the school, an extract of estimates. Each applicant is interviewed. In interview the applicant must demonstrate motivation, dedication, a desire for knowledge and a willingness to comply with the rules and regulations of internal regulations.

Academic programs

Wellington College enrolls students aged 13 and 16 years respectively in the 9th and 12th grade. In other classes you can also study, but through the waiting process.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Wellington College

Program name
from 10 200 £ / term

The first 2 years of learning process (9-10 class) students study general educational disciplines. In the process of studying the foreign students follow a common schedule. Most of the items are required for study. Some disciplines are offered to choose from, among them, Latin and modern languages ​​(Spanish, German).

Since the middle of the 9th year, students have been actively preparing for the GCSE exams. In total, each of them studies at least 9 subjects.

from 10 895 £ / term

In the 11-12th grade, students choose an educational program. Wellington College offers IB and A-level.

The A-level course provides for the study in the first year of 5 subjects. Of these, one is compulsory, students choose independently 4 disciplines. The choice is made taking into account the future professional activity. The first year of study ends with exams. At the second, students continue to study 4 subjects. Those who wish can reduce their number to 3. In the second year of A-level, all students apply to universities (usually in 6 institutions), guaranteeing admission to the priority specialty.

from 10 895 £ / term

In the 11-12th grade, students choose an educational program. Wellington College offers IB and A-level.

International Baccalaureate involves a classical educational scheme. Students learn subjects from 6 groups. The list of disciplines includes English, mathematics, art (music, theater, visualization), natural sciences and technology design, humanities (psychology, international relations, political doctrines, philosophy, history of art, history, geography, economics, management and business), foreign languages ​​(Greek, Latin, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, German, French).

Accommodation and food

Wellington College has 14 residences. They are all on the territory of campus. 6 residences are occupied by parts of the main buildings of the boarding school. Another 8 are within walking distance of the educational infrastructure. All residences are small in size. Boys and girls live separately. Each residence has 2-3-bed rooms and single apartments. The newly arrived are placed in the first. The students of the school live separately from the second year of study.

The amenities in the residences are on the floors. In each hostel there are recreation areas, self-training, mini-kitchens.

The students of the school are offered a full board meal. The dining room is famous for its varied menu.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, business, chemistry, design and technology, economics, geography, history, international relationships, management, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, Theatrical art
Events list: aerobics, basketball, cricket, Dramatic circle, Drawing on canvas, fencing, football, golf, hockey, horseback riding, lacrosse, netball, polo, Rifle shooting, rugby, sailing, Sports running, Squash, swimming, tennis,  Kayaking

Events Wellington College

The extracurricular program is extensive and diverse. Children are given many opportunities to discover talents and develop abilities. Creative personalities are awaited by theatrical, music studios, drama clubs, mugs of drawing, design, applied art. Intellectuals can attend electives and clubs of interest. In them certain disciplines are studied, certain natural, physical phenomena are considered.

The sports program is no less interesting. The choice of sections is impressive. Children here can practice cricket, rugby, golf, running, kayaking, basketball, track and field athletics, aerobics, cross-country running, tennis, swimming, squash, shooting, sailing, netball, polo, horseback riding, fencing, hockey, football, lacrosse.

Also the program of extracurricular activities provides excursion trips, walks, rest on the campus and beyond. All activities are supervised by the staff of the boarding school.


  • Wellington College is one of the best English boarding houses. Studying here is prestigious.
  • The school offers its students the most comfortable (within the framework of British traditions) conditions of stay and teaching. There are no luxury here, but there is everything necessary for effective studying, development of sports skills and creative abilities.
  • Mentoring is practiced at the school. Curators help international students in achieving academic goals, motivating them to personal development.
  • A special atmosphere reigns in the boarding school. Here teachers and students cooperate effectively, senior students help the younger to achieve results in their studies. This is a close-knit community, a real big school family.
  • Graduates of the boarding school work in various fields, from production to politics.
  • The enrollment rate for priority universities is 98%.
  • Parents can monitor the learning process of their child. They are provided with detailed reports on academic progress in electronic form.

Equipment Wellington College

Wellington College is a well-equipped boarding school. All auditoriums are equipped with interactive whiteboards, in many there are projectors, Internet access. In the educational buildings there are information centers, computer classes. The school is proud of its library. The scientific laboratories of the school are equipped with everything necessary to organize an interesting educational process within the framework of the envisaged educational program.

The sports infrastructure is represented by 13 cricket grounds and 17 - for rugby, a golf course, a modern sports complex. In the latter there are gyms, aerobics, mini-grounds and fields for team games, a gym.

The school has its own theater. Also, the school-board has musical resources. On the campus there are music rooms, a recording studio, and vocals.

Term dates and fees

The school year starts on August 31, ends on June 29. It is divided into trimesters (autumn, spring and summer), each of which provides 10 - 14 day holidays.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 200 pounds;
  • confirmation of the place in the school - 1,300 pounds;
  • deposit - 10,625 pounds;
  • administrative fee - 200 pounds;
  • insurance - from 67.50 pounds;
  • exams;
  • fees for membership in circles and communities, additional classes (Cadet Corps - 80 pounds per year, playing musical instruments - from 253 for 10 classes, etc.);
  • medical care (trips to the doctor, dentist, etc.);
  • pocket money.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Wellington College reviews

Wonderful college! We visited the child twice (he studies here for the fourth year already) and simply did not find anything to complain about.) He is very cozy, somehow friendly and hospitable) The program of study is also happy. At first, of course, it was difficult, we understand, despite the fact that the child did a lot with the tutor. But quickly joined the team: there are enough foreigners here, so I did not feel like a stranger myself, and even the English guys do not join any coalitions, there was no alienation in the spirit of "you are not from our country". Correct tolerance)) teachers are very polite, they can call and talk about the curriculum. So, we wanted a slightly more intensive mathematics course (useful at the university) - without problems, assigned additional tasks, a little more homework and more thoroughly explained all the topics. Nikita is involved in the sports section of football and a rugby rugby coach is even ready to take him to the school team. In general, this is really not a separate school, but a whole campus (and with very careful protection, which can not but rejoice). We are happy with the choice!
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Alexandra, good afternoon! We are very glad to hear that you liked the chosen school! Thank you for the information and a wonderful comment.

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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