The School has undergone an extensive building programme over the last twenty years, carefully blending new and existing architecture. Most recent developments include the John Kendall-Carpenter Science Centre with its state-of-the-art laboratories and lecture theatre, and a £2.6m sports complex opened by H.R.H The Princess Royal in September 2002, which was accepted as a training venue for the 2012 Olympics.
The Alan Rogers Centre, opened by the poet Laureate - Andrew Motion, in January 2009, provides six new classrooms, a gallery and an impressive examination hall which enables all indoor activities to continue throughout the year without disruption. In September 2009, Old Wellingtonian David Suchet, opened Southside Theatre, a space for small performances and drama workshops, and a fully re-furbished Great Hall to include specialist lighting and sound facilities and an improved environment for performers and audience. In January 2010, Dame Emma Kirkby, opened the George Corner Music School, with practice rooms, classrooms and a recital room. At the same time, Wellington became the first Steinway School in England with 12 Steinway pianos. The Carla Coggan Language Centre, was completed in the summer of 2011 to provide modern interactive resources for our many linguists.
The School has 5 rugby pitches, 3 tennis courts, 4 purpose-built netball courts incorporating 6 further tennis courts, a floodlit artificial turf hockey pitch and 3 grass pitches, cricket pitches and a 300m athletics track, 2 squash courts and a covered, heated swimming pool. A purpose built fencing salle and a specialist coach ensure that fencing experiences great success at inter-school, regional and national level.
The beautiful Memorial Chapel of St Michael and George with its acclaimed decoration was fully refurbished in 2011. It is sited in the middle of the School and follows the Anglican Communion
Strategic Development Plan, 2011-14