Technology

In 2015, Wellington College was made a Microsoft Showcase School - the first independent senior school in the UK to receive this accolade - in recognition of our innovative and forward-thinking use of IT in the classroom.

Wellington College has made significant investments in IT hardware, software and networking facilities to strengthening our excellent IT support for academic learning and school administration.

Every classroom has a data-projector and associated audio-visual equipment. All our classrooms are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards and we have banks of iPads and tablets available to our pupils for use in the Library.

Wellington College has also gone mobile.  Our Wi-Fi network is available in all classrooms, Houses and Department, and it is the expectation of the College that pupils bring a mobile device to all of their lessons.

It is increasingly the case that tablet technology and, specifically, digital inking is having a large influence in the classroom.  Our network, whilst accessible to a wide variety of machines, is optimised for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices.  It is for these reasons that we ask new pupils to choose one of the following computers to use in the College:

  • Microsoft Surface Book
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4
  • Microsoft Surface 3

With over 1,000 PCs and laptops owned by the College and our pupils, and with up to 4,000 Wi-Fi enabled devices at any given time serviced by this network, the highest levels of security and controlled internet access are implemented throughout the system at all times.