We have strong links with the local community and run a number of events to offer opportunities to local children. In addition, our facilities are used by a variety of local organisations and we have a number of partnerships in place to foster a strong Wellington community that exists within and beyond the boundaries of the School.
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.
Since the start of the 2019 academic year, over 230 pupils received financial assistance totalling over £800,000
We run an ongoing programme of events to involve local primary schools and individual children from outside the school community. Over the past 2 years, we have welcomed well over 1,000 primary school children to a range of events.
STEM outreach events – local primary and prep school invited
Primary schools “Come and Sing” day - workshops and performance (400+ children)
“Mighty Orchestra” – Primary School instrumental pupils invited to rehearse and play with Wellington School orchestra (30 children involved)
“Come & be a Chorister” – local Primary School children invited (20 children involved)
“Superstars” sporting programme for local Primary School children - multisports (50+ children involved)
STEM events various throughout year 60+children
Maths Challenge (47 local primary schools - 190 children)
Primary School quiz Local schools invited. (10 schools – 40 pupils)
Drama productions – invited primary schools
WW1 Day History Day –local primary schools invited 100 children
Agincourt Day – local primary schools invited – historical re-enactment (50 children involved)
Steinway Piano Competition – participants from throughout the South West
Sporting coaching outreach programme into primary schools