Entry to Wellington School at Year 7 is by an Examination in the January preceding entry in the following September. The Entrance Examination consists of one Mathematics paper, one English Essay paper and one English Comprehension paper. There will also be some activities and games which help us review personal strengths not evident in examinations. We hope these will also add an additional dimension to the entry process and be a fun way of meeting some new friends.
Our Year 7 intake is approximately half from our Prep School and half from surrounding Primary Schools.
We run a series of Taster Days for our incoming Year 7 pupils, where they come in a small group and spend the day in School sampling a range of lessons, have lunch in the Dining Hall and take part in some musical and sporting activities. We hope this will give them a good feel for life in our School.
We invite all incoming Year 7 pupils and parents to a relaxed, informal Welcome Evening in the summer, where pupils will meet their House Masters and Mistresses, see the houserooms and have supper. For the parents, it is a chance to find out the details of the School Day, such as prep, buses, timetables, tutors and uniform. They also have supper and make friends with parents they will be spending the forthcoming years with.
The day before the start of term, pupils are invited in for a day in School to find their way around, settle in, make friends and feel comfortable before the rest of the School returns,
Regular contact with house staff and tutors follows in the first weeks and the whole year goes off camping together in week two, so everyone gets to know each other!