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The Houses

The Houses

At Wellington School, we have six School Houses, which are fully co-educational and run throughout the School from Year 7 to the Sixth Form.

All House members get involved in fund-raising and other engaging group activities.

Older students mentor the younger ones and welcome them into the School and their House. The House Captains are crucial in setting the house identity and organising events. One day a week is a dedicated “House Day”, where the houses have activities, meetings and lunch together to build house loyalty, camaraderie and identity.

Boarders have the houses that they physically live in, but are all allocated School Houses along with all the day students, so they are fully integrated into the life of the School.

The Norman Cup and The Pearce Cup

Various competitions take place throughout the school year which involve either the whole House or a select group.  Not all House activities are ’sport’ based and all students get involved throughout the year.

The many inter – house competitions (sports, quizzes, chess, debating….) contribute towards the hotly contested Norman Cup (for Years 9-13) or the Pearce Cup (for Years 7-8) which are awarded at the end of the year.


All students are in a tutor group, which is co-educational and year group based. Tutors play a crucial role in overseeing pastoral care and academic progress and are the first port of call for any problems or issues.  All students have regular sessions with tutors and their Houses each week.

There is also a Head of each Year who closely monitors day-to-day progress and is an essential point of contact.


Named after a local manufacturing family, who have long been associated with and supported the School.

Head of House: Ben Elkins - Ben teaches Religious Studies.

House Captain: Hayley Yung


Named after Old Wellingtonian, Frank Gillard, famous BBS radio war correspondent, later Head of BBC and Chair of School. Governors.

Head of House: Ben House - Ben works in the Learning Support Department and is an Old Wellingtonian.

House Captain: Lucile Milton


Named after Old Wellingtonian, Duncan Hardwick, who had a distinguished war record and was Chairman of the Governors.

Head of House: Greg Durston - Greg teaches Academic PE and is a hockey coach.

House Captain: George Davis


Named to continue the tree theme which started with The Willows (Senior Boys Boarding House)

Head of House: Sarah Middleton - Sarah teaches Spanish and German and is an Old Wellingtonian.

House Captain: Amelia Tolley


Named after the Price Brothers Company (which became Relyon). One of the firm’s directors, George Murray Price served for many years as Chairman of the School Finance Committee.

Head of House: Kelley Bishop - Kelley teaches English and is our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards co-ordinator.

House Captain: Naomi Jacob


Named after two Old Wellingtonian brothers, WHV Richards and AH Richards. WHV was an Air Commodore and AH was in charge of Wellington Division of the County Surveyors Department.

Head of House: Trudy Robertson - Trudy teaches Mathematics and originally trained as an artist.

House Captain: Hannah Carter