Leavers’ Destinations

The vast majority of Wellingtonians go on to Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group universities, or other top institutions in the UK and US.

In 2019, the most popular universities for departing pupils were:

  • Bath (26)
  • Durham (25)
  • Bristol (20)
  • Exeter (19)
  • UCL (18)
  • Edinburgh (14)
  • Cambridge (12)

With well over two hundred Wellingtonians going on to university every year, the range of courses to be studied is extremely broad.  Amongst the most popular are traditional courses such as Economics, Politics, Philosophy, International Relations, History, Business and Finance, Medicine, Engineering, Modern Languages and various science-based degrees such as Biochemistry or Natural Sciences.  Other leavers have also gone on to study courses such as Photography, Criminology, Fashion Communication, Music Technology and Dance.