The community beyond our gates is an integral part of the identity of Wellington School and we are deeply committed to supporting it to the very best of our ability.
Whether in the form of bursaries, sharing our facilities, community service or hosting joint learning and events, we seek to support families, schools and partners in many varied ways.
At the heart of all our partnerships lies an unshakable belief in the importance of building outstanding relationships and these relationships are based on values such as kindness, empathy, inclusivity, equality and community.
Wellington School is committed to providing financial assistance to enable families who wouldn’t normally be able to afford independent school fees to access a Wellington education. We have been fortunate to receive a number of bequests from benefactors which, combined with judicious financial management enables us to direct resources where they are most needed.
We are pleased to be able to offer a number of means-tested bursaries to assist families with fees. During the Covid pandemic, a specific Hardship Fund was established to assist families who have experienced financial difficulties during the pandemic.
On an average year over 200 pupils receive bursarial support, totalling over £800,000.
Working in conjunction with some local organisations is an important part of our community involvement. We are proud to be making a difference to our local environment and having a voice in developments.
Citizens Somerset - Working on campaigns for bus routes, street safety and a listening campaign for mental health. Also ran the Great Big Safety Ride, to raise awareness of road safety for bikes.
Transition Town Taunton: Working together to educated the community on environmental issues
Somerset West And Taunton Council: Worked with councils who are preparing a Wellington Place Plan to regenerated areas
Local ACF: Support from school CCF on drill rehearsals and on range shooting
RSPB: Prep School children have worked towards and been awarded the RSPB Gold Schools Award
Wellington School is committed to supporting teacher training and professional development for newly qualified teachers, now known as Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in the region, by offering placements for PGCE students and supporting the two year Early Career Teaching programme. The School currently trains students through Buckingham University and the ECT 2 year post qualification programme through IStip.