Years 12 and 10 have returned to Wellington School for some vital face-to-face contact prior to the summer holiday. Plans are underway to welcome back pupils in Years 7 to 9 in the next fortnight for activity mornings. We are delighted to be able to offer these sessions to support our students.
The School has provided its pupils with a full remote learning programme during the final week of the Spring Term and the whole of the Summer Term, which has been enthusiastically received and supported by our families. You can read the feedback from our Remote Learning surveys below.
The timetable is stuck to during the day, but lessons have been slightly shortened to allow pupils to leave their screens and have a break. Teachers are aware the pupils and parents want as much ‘live’ interaction with staff as possible and Microsoft Teams will be the preferred learning platform, supported by Firefly and Microsoft Stream.
On this page you will find our Remote Learning Guide in English and Mandarin which clarifies how learning will progress during the summer term.
The School has now taken learning to another level by launching the Wellington Diploma for Upper Sixth students, the Summer Certificate for Year 11 and the Great Welly Project for all other year groups.
These study programmes are designed to provide a meaningful programme of study during the summer, and to emerge with an assessed outcome at the end of the term. Further information is available via the links on this page.
When launching these opportunities to the school community, Eugene du Toit, Headmaster said “We know that certain skills are central to learning and are highly valued in the workplace: being critical in your thinking, creative when solving complex problems, able to coherently articulate sophisticated ideas clearly and concisely and able to work independently. Evidence of these skills allow selection panels to separate ‘the wheat from the chaff’ when faced with a field of applicants; those young adults able to evidence these skills will, without doubt, move to the front of whichever queue they are in.”When launching these opportunities to the school community, Eugene du Toit, Headmaster said “We know that certain skills are central to learning and are highly valued in the workplace: being critical in your thinking, creative when solving complex problems, able to coherently articulate sophisticated ideas clearly and concisely and able to work independently. Evidence of these skills allow selection panels to separate ‘the wheat from the chaff’ when faced with a field of applicants; those young adults able to evidence these skills will, without doubt, move to the front of whichever queue they are in.”
We do not know when normality will return, but everyone at Wellington School is deeply committed to working together in meeting the challenges we face head on, and I know that we will all emerge as strong and united as ever” Mr du Toit concluded.
“95% of Senior School parents felt the School’s response to the COVID-19 challenge had been excellent/good. ” - School Remote Learning Survey April 2020
“86% of parents felt that the School had been supportive in preparing them for remote learning ”. School Remote Learning Survey April 2020
“The quality of the pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent” ISI Inspection Report 2014
This is what our parents say about our School.
“I wish to praise Wellington for its continued educational commitment during the lockdown phase. The teachers have been, and are, excellent. Because of them my daughter has not missed a day’s schooling.”
We are both so very pleased that our child attends Wellington school and although it is not quite the Year 7 that anyone would have hoped for we are so impressed every day by the way the school handles everything and the level of support, help, care and encouragement our child is receiving from each of his teachers. Our child's tutor Mr Carson does a brilliant job at keeping in touch with us and our child and the communication from the school we receive is excellent.
We continue to be incredibly impressed with Wellington’s remote learning provision as well as all the other events that are being organised. It was brilliant to watch students taking part in the cookery lesson yesterday lunchtime run by a sixth form student. And continued progress with D of E, EPQs, online assemblies, concerts, the Lockdown Book as well as the Great Wellington Project are fabulous!
A big thank you to all Wellington School leadership and staff for your amazing response and support at this time.
I personally think that I owe a lot of my life education and opportunity in life to Wellington (especially Sixth Form).
Wellington manages to avoid the whiff of elitism - the pupils are from a wider range of social backgrounds than might be expected for a fee paying school – which is a plus!
What a school, what a town, what a fantastic part of England!
We were impressed with the long history, beautiful campus and the way students are educated.
She is very happy and settled at school with some lovely and supportive friends.
A Wellington education is a privilege - pupils know they are lucky to have had it and are grounded.
Happy children, happy staff and a friendly “flowing” vibe.
An all-round, down-to-earth, unpretentious offering is greatly valued.