School Charities


Outreach and giving are an important part of our school ethos. We seek to support several charities each year locally, nationally and internationally.

One of our core values is ‘empathy’ and giving our pupils the opportunity to raise money for these charities is central to helping them better understand and appreciate the challenges others face.We have a charities committee, who consult with the student body on the charities for the year and then oversee a range of fund raising activities.

Each House is responsible for some fundraising within the year. The students have staged cake stalls, colour runs, musical events, dinner dances, staff dodge ball tournaments, rose sales, and quizzes all in the name of charity.

Each year the School chooses charities that are the focal point of our fundraising efforts; a local charity, a national charity and charity that operates around the world. This year's charities are;

  • Children's Hospice South West 
  • Cancer Research UK 
  • Save The children

We focus our fundraising efforts in order to build up really strong links between the school and a charity over the course of a year, enabling our children to learn more about how and where their fundraising is spent and also to prevent ‘charity fatigue’.

Wellington School pupils are regularly involved in fundraising activities, raising money for local, national and international charities, as well as our own Friends Funds. The School has raised many thousands of pounds from events such as concerts, dinners, auctions, sales and appeals.

Charities that have benefitted

  • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society 
  • Young Somerset
  • WaterAid
  • Royal Navy, Royal Airforce and Army Benevolent Fund
  • Children's Oncology Unit - Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
  • Somerset ACF Community Cadets
  • Living with Aphasia
  • Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
  • Children's Hospice South West
  • Comic Relief
  • Sierra Leone Relief Fund

 Charity Events

  • Children in Need Day with Mufti Day, Hot Chocolate and Donut Stall, Waterbombing Staff, Busking
  • Taunton Foodbank Collection
  • AGE UK Somerset Annual Carol Concert
  • ARC Taunton Association for the Homless Christmas Shoebox Appeal
  • Community Council of Somerset Chapel Christmas Hamper/Foodbank Appeal
  • Inner Wheel Charity Concert
  • Brainwave Charity Concert
  • Royal British Legion Poppy Concert
  • Fund raising events held at School (eg Nepal Disaster / School in a box / Harvest collections taken to local food bank)
  • French Café run by Prep School to raise money for School charity