Wellington College was founded by Queen Victoria in 1859 as a national monument to Britain’s greatest military figure, the Duke of Wellington, who also served the country with distinction twice as Prime Minster of United Kingdom.


The story of Wellington College continues more than 150 years later, as the College is one of the most respected schools in the United Kingdom and also one of the greatest education institutions, pioneering, innovating and transforming education for girls and boys.


Wellington College is a highly academic school that prides itself on the breadth and depth of its curriculum, the excellence of its teaching staff and its clear focus on equipping pupils with the skills to become life-long independent learners.


We aspire to create a caring, learning community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills and identity to thrive within an ever-changing world. We aim to inspire our pupils to find the inspiration to be the very best that they can be, to make something special of themselves, whatever their talents are.