Wellington College is renowned for being an outward-facing school with a strong international perspective and a deep desire to engage proactively and meaningfully with the state sector. One key way in which these three characteristics have manifested themselves over the past decade is through the growing family of schools opened both in the UK and around the world by the College.
Eagle House, Wellington’s prep school, has enjoyed a very close relationship with the College for over 50 years, but the past decade has seen the expansion of the Wellington Family of Schools in two very exciting ways.
At home in the UK, Wellington has opened two state academies, both of which bear the Wellington name, in Wiltshire. By founding the academies on the same guiding principles as the College and through regular, close partnership, our aim is to look beyond the confines of our Crowthorne campus to engage meaningfully and productively with schools in different contexts to ourselves. This partnership with the outside world goes to the very core of the original foundation of Wellington College.
Further afield, Wellington’s international family comprises five schools in China and one in Thailand.
This includes three Wellington College International Schools in China. Our International Schools in Tianjin, Shanghai, and Hangzhou provide pupils with an excellent education based on the same ethos and identity which characterises a Wellington education here in the UK.
Wellington also provides support and has a close association with two Huili schools in China. The schools in Shanghai and Hangzhou offer a high-quality bilingual education following the Chinese National Curriculum and the Wellington approach to holistic education.
We were delighted to see our first international school open in Thailand. Wellington College International Bangkok is the latest partnership in our expanding global family.
The opportunities which arise for the staff and pupils at all schools as a result of being part of such a diverse and exciting group of schools are numerous but include exchanges, cultural trips and collaborative learning opportunities for both children and adults alike.