Visiting Wellington

We offer prospective pupils and parents the opportunity to visit the College, and experience the atmosphere and beauty of Wellington, in person.

Calendar of Availability 2021
Availability Non-Residential Residential Weddings
Feb 17 arrow 21
available available
Mar 27 arrow 31

Apr 01 arrow 18
available available available
May 02 arrow 03
available available
May 31

Jun 01 arrow 06
available available
Jul 12 arrow 31

Aug 01 arrow 23
available available
Oct 03
available available
Oct 17 arrow 31
available available available
Nov 27 arrow 28
available available
Dec 18 arrow 20
available available

The Director of Admissions is always delighted to welcome visitors and prospective parents to the College and many opportunities are available for families to visit.  The different options: Visitors Days, Master’s Receptions and College Tours are outlined below, with links to the booking forms.

Please note: Registration for 16+ entry in 2022 is now closed and as we have received a large number of applications, it would be unfair to accept any late registrations.  13+ entry in 2024 is still open via the Late Admissions Route.  For 13+ entry from 2025 onwards, the closing date for registration is the end of June of Year 5.  Further details can be found on the Joining Wellington page.

Visitors Days

Visitors Days are the most popular way of visiting Wellington. These events take place on Saturday mornings at 10.30am and provide an easy and effective way of conducting a first visit to the College. After refreshments in Great School, the Master addresses visitors in our magnificent theatre with help from a pupil panel and senior staff. There is then an opportunity to tour the campus with a current pupil.  A light lunch will be available from 1.00pm for those that wish to stay.

If you would like to register for a Visitors Day, please select your preferred date below:

Visitors Day registration: Saturday 20th November (*currently full)

Visitors Day registration: Saturday 29th January (*currently full)

Visitors Day registration: Saturday 19th March (*currently full)

Visitors Day registration: Saturday 23rd April

*Occasionally spaces become available the week before a Visitors Day, so please do check by clicking on the link of your preferred date.

Master’s Receptions

Master’s Receptions are ideal for families who would like to meet the Master, James Dahl, in person and perhaps ask him some questions. There will be a small number of families joining each event for a group meeting in Great School followed by an individual tour with a current pupil. On Saturdays the event starts at 11.15am and tours are at 11.45am. On Tuesdays the event starts at 1.00pm and tours will be at 1.30pm. Tours will last for approximately 45 minutes and your tour guide will answer any questions you may have regarding life as a pupil at Wellington. You will also have the opportunity to speak to members of staff after your tour if you have any further questions.

Please click on the following link to make a booking for a Master’s Reception.  Under the heading Select Service please select your preferred date and scroll across on the calendar to the correct month, click on the relevant date and time, you will then be able to complete a booking form. The following dates this term are currently full: Saturday 2nd October, Tuesday 19th October, Saturday 13th November and Tuesday 23rd November; however, please keep checking the above link as we do sometimes have cancellations.  The following dates are available next term: Saturday 26th February and Tuesday 8th March.

College Tours

College Tours are aimed at families who simply want a tour of Wellington and may have a few questions. Tours are available on most Mondays at 1.30pm and Fridays at 2.30pm during term time.

The tour with one of our College Ambassadors (a current pupil) will last for 45 minutes and a member of the Admissions team will be able to answer questions after the tour.  Please click on the following link to make a booking for a College Tour. Available dates and times will be highlighted on the calendar.

In the meantime, we hope that the videos and images on the website will give a good indication of the atmosphere of the College. Please click here to be directed to our virtual tour.