A new Sixth Form Centre and a new Sixth Form House will open at Wellington College in September 2024, providing world-leading co-ed facilities for 16-18 year olds.
The Sixth Form Centre will be an uplifting, sociable environment more akin to the university experience with a café, seating and event spaces downstairs and a modern workspace and library upstairs, along with the careers department. A new co-ed Sixth Form House will offer boarding and day places for around 30 boys and 40 girls.
Wellington welcomes up to 65 new pupils into the lower sixth each year. This includes up to 10 Prince Albert Foundation fully-funded scholars and around 20-25 new international students who bring different viewpoints and perspectives to campus. The driving ethos behind our sixth form provision is to provide the opportunities and independence that pupils crave at this stage of their education.
Director of Admissions, Ed Venables, says: “The choices you are able to make academically and on the co-curricular side are wide ranging at Wellington. This really appeals to pupils at age 16. We find that new students who join us in the sixth form throw themselves in to every aspect of school life with great enthusiasm”
Pupils who join in the sixth form can look forward to a wealth of academic and co-curricular opportunities. Wellington is unusual in offering both A-Levels and International Baccalaureate with a 50/50 split among pupils and an exceptionally wide range of subject choices. We have world-class sporting, music, arts and drama facilities with 150 active clubs and societies and over 25 different sports played, with national and international success. The College holds the Artsmark Platinum Award, houses a West End standard theatre and each week up to 1,000 LAMDA and music lessons take place.
A vital aspect of sixth form life is preparation for the next step. Wellington has a US university programme providing access to sports and means-tested scholarships and each October there is the chance to visit US universities. In 2022/23 Wellington students had 17 Oxbridge offers and 20 offers to Ivy League and top US universities including Yale, UPenn Wharton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Stanford. As pupils begin to hone in on their future career paths, ‘Welly Connect’ provides LinkedIn-style networking opportunities with over 5,000 members made up of old Wellingtonians, peers and parents.
It’s far from all work and no play. There are so many chances to have fun and make memories including subject and service-based travel opportunities, and scuba diving and skiing trips. On the pastoral side, Wellington provides a multi award-winning wellbeing programme and new students often tell us how accessible and caring they find our staff to be. In 2022, Dr Jenny Griggs was appointed as Head of Student Emotional Health and Wellbeing and under her leadership there are exciting plans for an innovative new Wellbeing Centre, ensuring Wellington remains at the cutting edge of mental health provision.
Wellington sixth formers leave on a high after an exhilarating two years, ready to embark on exciting futures and realise their full potential.
Registrations are now open for 2024. Apply by Monday 25 September – Find out more HERE.