Welcome to Wellington School, where I am proud to be both Headmaster and a parent. Visitors to the School always comment on the friendly and focused atmosphere, the opportunities and support on offer, as well as the down to earth and grounded ethos. I hope that you will get a sense of our vibrant community from these pages and will come and visit us soon.
Wellington is a busy school, with dedicated staff and excellent facilities. We take the wellbeing of our pupils seriously with proactive pastoral care and a modern approach to physical and mental health, which we hope will serve our pupils well at school and far into the future. I believe that the co-curriculum plays a vital part in education and we seek to challenge and inspire our pupils through an extensive programme including a thriving Outdoor Education Department and CCF, alongside Music, Drama and a pioneering Sport, Performance and Wellbeing Department.
There is also a long-standing academic tradition at Wellington leading to top grades and top universities, balanced by a desire to see pupils make progress and enjoy learning, not merely pass examinations. We therefore focus on intellectual development and cultural enrichment, whilst also articulating a sense of values and community, embodied by the Memorial Chapel which lies at the heart of the School.
It is my hope that a Wellington School education will not only create rounded individuals, but also allow our girls and boys to experience failure as well as success, and help them to build resilience, to learn to take responsibility and to value relationships.
For me there is no ideal pupil, but I will encourage boys and girls to participate and persevere; to get to know themselves, but also to appreciate the strengths and understand the weaknesses of others. I believe that if a pupil works hard, gets involved and is courteous and kind to those around them, they will be successful; if they leave Wellington with potential realised, a sense of direction, happy memories and long-lasting friendships, we also will have succeeded.