Like all UK Independent schools, Wellington is inspected regularly by the ISI to ensure that high standards are maintained.
They regard the wellbeing and happiness of the pupils as paramount, but are also interested in the quality and depth of teaching and learning and the extent of the co-curricular provision. In the most recent inspection in 2014, the ISI rated Wellington College as “excellent” in every category. The full report is available via the button at the bottom of this page, but the following quotations from their findings help give a flavour of the school they discovered.
“The quality of teaching is excellent…supporting the aims of the school to engage, excite and challenge all pupils” which leads to an environment where “the pupils argue cogently and persuasively and apply new knowledge and skills rapidly. Pupils are highly articulate, write fluently and are good readers and listeners” and they “apply scientific and mathematical skills and concepts with confidence.”
“Excellent academic standards are matched by exceptional levels of achievement in the co-curriculum, including sport and the creative and performing arts…pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent. They have a tremendous thirst for knowledge, have strong research skills, using ICT as a matter of course and enjoy independent study.”
“Pupils’ moral development is excellent, they have a clear understanding of right and wrong, which is evident in the way they support each other and behave around the school…the ethos of the community allows pupils to grow into extremely confident and articulate young adults who possess a strong sense of who they are and what they believe.”
“Pupils demonstrate excellent social development. They are polite and courteous, showing respect for their peers and teachers, and are at ease with adults…Pupils attain an excellent standard of personal development by the time they leave Wellington.”
Wellington always looks forward to inspections: we enjoy showing off our school, and even more importantly appreciate the important role that such inspections have in maintaining the very highest standards across the entire independent sector.