Current Upper 6th Leavers’ Graduation Ceremony

2 July 2021
11:00 - 21:30
This event has now passed, please view our Forthcoming Events page for a full listing of future events.

Graduation is a very special and moving day in which the Upper Sixth leavers celebrate the time they have spent at Wellington.

Due to the restrictions, this year Graduation Day will be held just for pupils. A live stream will ensure parents and friends can enjoy the ceremony remotely.


Timings for the day:

11am Reception in Houses

12pm Chapel Service (Filmed)

12.35pm Lunch in Dining Hall

1.15pm * Graduation Ceremony in GWA Part 1 (Filmed)

3.30pm Afternoon Tea served outside the GWA

4.00pm * Graduation Ceremony in GWA Part 2 (Filmed)

6.00pm Graduation Ceremony ends

6.15pm Callover on South Front (Filmed)

6.30pm Drinks in Houses and time to change

7.30pm – 9.30pm Graduation Celebration

*Graduation Ceremony will include Videos, HM Speeches, Arts Performances and Prizes


Dress Code:

Day – Uniform plus boaters and caps

Evening – Black tie/Gowns


Tessa Smith Photography
Our resident Graduation photography team from Tessa Smith Photography will be available during the day, and normally take photos of the students individually or friendship and house group shots.

All images can be viewed online up to two weeks afterwards, in black and white, and colour. All prints come in high quality mounts embossed with Wellington College, and offer an ideal memory of the students’ last day at Wellington.

10% of all the proceeds will go to the Jimmy Higham Bursary Fund.

NB: No other commercial, professional or privately booked photographers are permitted on site or to attend this event in line with our safeguarding and legal policies.

Upper Sixth pupils only


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