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Wellington School

In 2019 - 29% of GCSE students achieved A* score
Address: South St, Wellington TA21 8NT, United Kingdom
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Description Wellington School

  • Founded: in 1837
  • Location: Wellington, Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 3-18 years
  • Total number of students: 700 people (150 at the boarding house, 60 people from abroad)
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board) from 10 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

The well-known and prestigious Wellington School (Wellington School) manages to successfully combine the historical traditions of British education and modern, innovative approach, technical equipment and teaching methods. The school was founded in 1837, and acquired the status of independent in 1977: today, a joint type of education for boys and girls from 3 to 18 years is practiced here.

The school includes 3 divisions:

  • Elementary school - Preparatory school (grades 1-6)
  • Middle classes - Senior School (grades 7-11)
  • Senior, graduating classes - Sixth Form (12-13 grades).

Among the academic priorities of the school, the strongest areas include mathematics, fine arts and the natural sciences. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) course is also taught here, especially useful for students planning to enter universities with in-depth study of mathematics, technology, engineering and natural sciences.

Wellington School is considered one of the best in the county and the country in terms of academic achievement of students. One of the most successful can be called 2010:

  • GCSE: 79% passed exams at least on the B grade, with 54.8% achieving a score of A and 23% achieving the highest score of A *
  • A-level: 75% of students successfully passed exams for grades B and above - 45% of them for A, and 14% for A +.

The level of graduates who have successfully entered universities is 95-96% - from the most popular universities one can note the following prestigious and ranking options:

  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Loughborough
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Leeds
  • Bristol University
  • University of York
  • Birmingham University.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Wellington School

Program name
from 10 200 £ / semester

Middle Classes

Small classes (15-25 people depending on the year of training) enable teachers to practice an individual, personal approach to each student, carefully monitoring his progress, achievements and difficulties and, if necessary, quickly adjusting the educational course. The curriculum in grades 7-8 includes the following subjects:

  • Information technology and computer literacy (ICT)
  • biology
  • Latin
  • English
  • mathematics
  • French
  • art and technology
  • chemistry
  • foundations of religion
  • music
  • physics
  • physical culture and sports
  • geography
  • history.

Foreign students can additionally attend the language classes EFL - "English as a second language" (paid extra).

The cost of schooling depends on the student's age and the chosen curriculum (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 academic year, respectively):

  • 8th grade = 9,527 £ / 28,581 £
  • 9-13 classes = 10,165 £ / 30,495 £.
from 3 955 £ / semester

The cost of schooling depends on the age of the student and the chosen curriculum (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 academic year, respectively):

Preparatory school

Academic year
2,175 £ per semester
(4-5 years old)
1 class 2,175 £ per semester (5-6 years old)
2 class 2,175 £ per semester (6-7 years old)
3 class 2,645 £ per semester (7-8 years old)
4th grade 2,645 £ per semester (8-9 years old)
5th grade 3,200 £ per semester (9-10 years old)
6th grade 3,955 £ per semester (10-11 years old)

Dinner class 6: 2,95 £ per day

Music lessons:

  • 10 lessons (30 minutes each) = 240 £ per semester (grade 2)
  • 10 lessons (40 minutes each) = 295 £ per semester (grades 3-6)

Additional mathematics and English in preparatory school

  • Individual lesson (30 minutes) = 20,00 £
  • Individual lesson (60 minutes) = 35,00 £
  • Doubles class (60 minutes) 25,50 £

Accommodation and food

Students-boarders are offered comfortable, cozy and spacious residences (each designed for about 40 people) located directly on the campus a couple of steps from the educational buildings and sports infrastructure (all houses were renovated and modernized in 2014). When settling, the age and gender of the students are taken into account: for boys 10-13 years old, a separate house has been prepared, as for girls (2 residences), 2 more residences have been prepared for students of 13-18 years (including Sixth Form students: a residence of mixed type, but boys and girls are divided into rooms). Usually high-school students are given double rooms, whereas younger students live in shared bedrooms of 3-5 people (conveniences are located on each floor in sufficient quantity). In free public access there are cozy living rooms for rest with TV, soft furniture and table games, a small kitchen with stock, utensils and household appliances.

A balanced, tasty and healthy board meal is organized in the general school cafeteria: the team of professional chefs uses only fresh products that have been thoroughly tested and sanitary and epidemiological control, offering students a variety of delicious meals every day.

Students of all ages are supervised by their class teacher and the main teacher (changes every year), who maintains a constant contact with the parents of the students, sends them progress reports and makes recommendations for further development and education. Each residence has a commandant with his assistants: they are responsible for safety, cleanliness and discipline, help students in solving any emerging issues, form a confidential and warm, almost family atmosphere.

On the territory of the school there is a 24-hour medical center and a small infirmary where students are promptly provided with qualified medical care in case of illness or injury.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Advanced mathematics, Art and design, biology, business, chemistry, Classical civilization, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English literature, ethics, French, geography, german language, Greek language, history, Latin language, maths, music, Natural science, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, theater

Events Wellington School

The sports development of students is one of the main priorities in the work of the school. Students are offered a wide choice of both team and individual sports and outdoor activities:

  • squash
  • exercise in the gym
  • hockey
  • rugby
  • swimming
  • volleyball
  • football
  • badminton
  • cricket
  • golf
  • tennis
  • fencing
  • cricket
  • netball.

More than 60% of students are members of teams that regularly defend the honor of the school at regional, national and even international competitions.

Extra-curricular classes on creativity and art are also represented in a wide variety - everyone will find a lesson to do, a chance to make friends with like-minded people and fully demonstrate their talents and abilities:

  • musical school: singing solo and in the choir, playing various musical instruments (cello, piano, guitar and others)
  • choreographic classes
  • Theatrical studio (drama and theater, acting)
  • the photo
  • archeology
  • Mechanics
  • cooking and many others.

Over 450 students are engaged in music according to the latest data: more than 25 ensembles and groups work on the basis of the school - symphony orchestra, church choir, individual lessons in the game and singing.

The school has a CCF cadet corps with 3 divisions (naval, aviation and land), senior students have the opportunity to compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize.

Equipment Wellington School

The Wellington School campus is located in the homonymous town of Somerset (southeastern England), near Taunton and Tiverton (both can be reached in just 20 minutes by car), and also from the local railway station (about 10 kilometers). You can get to Heathrow International Airport in London in about 2.5 hours.

Over the past 20 years, the school has been constantly modernized, expanded and improved - today it is a modern campus that fully meets the high and demanding British and world standards. The territory has everything you need that students can need for living, studying, active leisure, sports and creativity:

  • a large sports center with several zones
  • numerous playing fields and playgrounds: both for individual lessons and for team games
  • own chapel
  • modern music school
  • theater
  • dramatic studio
  • language centre
  • educational and computer laboratories.

The sports infrastructure of the institution deserves a separate mention: the school complex was used by British athletes to prepare for the London 2012 Olympics. It includes:

  • fencing hall
  • 3 tennis courts
  • 5 Rugby Fields
  • Treadmills up to 300 meters in length
  • 4 hockey fields (artificial / natural grass cover)
  • 10 courts for netball
  • cricket fields
  • large indoor pool
  • 2 courts for squash.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling depends on the student's age and the chosen curriculum (the price is indicated for 1 trimester and 1 academic year, respectively):

  • 8th grade = 9,527 £ / 28,581 £
  • 9-13 classes = 10,165 £ / 30,495 £.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = 1,000 £
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course (refundable) = 1,000 £
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • EFL for foreign students = 1,200 £ / term
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services) = from 490 £ / term + 110 £ -135 £
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory medical insurance = from 150 £ / year
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy) = 446 £.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 1000 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 GBP
  • Guardianship 490 GBP
  • Medical insurance 150 GBP
  • Consular fee 446 GBP

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

All applicants must submit to the admissions office:

  • A report card with grades from the previous school for the last 2-3 years
  • results of examinations in mathematics and English
  • the results of examinations in a foreign language and natural sciences (for grades 9-11)
  • testing in subjects planned for study at Sixth Form
  • Certificate of English for Sixth Form (CAE / IELTS from 6.0 and above).

If a student with a GCSE certificate enters the upper grades (sixth grade), then at least 5 subjects in the latter must be passed for a grade of C or higher. In addition, an interview with the director or representative of the admissions committee is provided (you can go personally or by Skype), you can prepare recommendations and characteristics from former teachers (in priority - teachers in mathematics and English), class teacher, head teacher and director.


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- 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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