Wellington is a national and international centre for educational thinking and debate. The innovation found in our curriculum is matched by the inventiveness and variety of our conference programme, which culminates in June with the Festival of Education.

Our conferences are aimed at innovative school leaders, students, teachers and non-teaching staff, as well as all those who aspire to introduce real change to their institutions. We welcome delegates from state and independent sectors, universities, local authorities and subject specialists.

The 2017/2018 programme included the following: Leadership (for head boys and head girls); two Higher Education conferences on ‘Entry to US Universities’ and ‘The Third Way: Exploring the Best Degree Apprenticeships’ where we brought top universities, blue chip companies and schools together to discuss options available for high achieving students; Prep School Boarding and Pastoral Care; as well as four new concepts: Independent Learning: Research and Implementation; Harkness – Philosophy, Pedagogy and Teaching; Equalities in Education; and Sports Coaching and Game Sense, which was attended by 120+ coaches from schools and sports facilities from all over the country.

Forthcoming conferences:

Sep 28: University in the USA – Both the Basics and Beyond (Advisor Training Conference)

Oct 5: 13th Annual Head of School Conference: Leadership (for Head Boys and Girls)

Oct 9: IStip NQT (1) Conference

Nov 22: Global Politics Conference: International Relations (for Fifth and Sixth Form Politics Students)

Nov 28: Independent Learning: Research and Implementation

Nov 30: 8th Annual Festival of Leadership: Junior Challenge Day (for Students in Years 7 to 12)


Feb 7&8: Prep School Boarding in partnership with Uppingham and Eagle House, supported by the BSA

Feb 27: IStip NQT (2) Conference

Apr 26: Sports Coaching: Cricket and Tennis and also covering Girls’ Sports (topic tbc)

May 23: IStip NQT (3) Conference

Further information about the Wellington College Conferences Programme is available from:

Tarla Woolhouse
Conference Manager

Phone: +44 (0)1344 444085        Email: