Wellington College

About Wellington College

Wellington College

Wellington College is an all-round co-educational boarding and day school where education is for life, not just for passing exams. It seeks to be a vibrant, inspiring and challenging place that opens the minds and hearts of its pupils by developing each child’s individuality and allowing them to become interested and interesting life-long learners. Its international reputation in sports, arts, service, well-being and leadership, and its genuine commitment to an education that extends far beyond the classroom ensures that every Wellingtonian leaves school equipped for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world. Wellington has become nationally renowned as a centre for curriculum development. Our stunning examination results and university outcomes speak for themselves. Creativity flourishes and it was no surprise when the Arts Council awarded us Artsmark Gold in recognition of the outstanding provision and standards across all the Arts at the school. We have a “premier league” reputation as one of the best schools for sport in the UK and, in recent years, our teams have achieved national renown and titles in hockey, rugby, golf, shooting, triathlon, squash, equestrianism, cricket, rackets and polo.

The Wellington Identity, to which all pupils aspire, 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.  The College is currently celebrating record Oxbridge success with 31 students offered places at these prestigious universities.


Type of School Co-educational day and boarding
School Address Wellington College, Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU
Number of Pupils 1100
Number of Boarders 80%
International Boarders 12%
Age Range 13 - 18
Religious Tradition Church of England, but all religions welcome
Distance from Airports

London Heathrow – 40 minutes

Distance from London

1 hour.

School Links

Wellington Colleges Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Bangkok, and Eagle House (UK)

Educational Programmes

GCSE, IGCSE, IB Diploma, A Level

Co-Curricular Programmes

Dynamic and vibrant arts provision; inclusive sports programmes, with over 98% of pupils regularly taking part in sporting and physical activities on a weekly basis; global citizenship programme to help students to understand their role in the world and to become change-makers who will have a positive impact in society; leadership training; and expeditions and adventure activities.