The Arts

The Arts are flourishing at Wellington. In 2014 we were hugely proud to be awarded Artsmark Gold by the Arts Council in recognition of our outstanding provision and standards across all the Arts.

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"You have combined access of opportunity with high ambition, skills and a joy for learning in and through the Arts." Artsmark Inspection

Every Wellingtonian is involved, from the Third Form onwards, in our imaginative and dynamic Arts Programme, which seeks to enflame their creative imagination and to make the very most of their artistic talent and potential. Quite simply, we aim to give every Wellingtonian a lifelong delight in the Arts.

Across Drama, Dance, Music, Creative Writing and Art & Design we offer pupils the opportunity to pursue their cultural passions both within the academic curriculum and, more importantly, through an incredibly diverse programme of annual events with opportunities to perform and showcase their learning and talent. Whether they are budding actors, singer-songwriters, designers, journalists, film-makers, musicians, authors, poets, singers or dancers, each and every Wellingtonian is encouraged to engage with their creative selves so they can discover the beauty and joy to be found in the Arts.

Every year we hold an Arts Festival or a Fringe Festival which celebrate the best of the Arts, either curated by students or featuring visiting internationally renowned artists alongside our own students. The Arts are also a main feature of our annual Speech Day celebrations. We also regularly seek to link with the community, working alongside students from other schools or with local arts organisations. Arts education is very important for us.

There are a whole plethora of OWs involved in the Arts, whether as actors, popular or classical musicans, artists, writers, dancers, architects or designers, and we are more committed than ever to maintain these links and, through them, nurture the creative spark within all our pupils.

All Third Form students take Arts Award Bronze and we offer Silver and Gold further up the school.

At the end of the Third Form, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships in drama, dance and art. Music scholarships happen before entrance to the school. Our successful scholars programme seeks to prepare students for a future within the arts if they so wish, not only teaching expertise and technique, but also looking at personality profiling, resilience and performance practice. For more information, please contact

For tickets to our events and further information, please go to the Forthcoming Events page.