Advantages of being a Wellington Boarder

  • Ideal preparation for the independence of university
  • A truly international, multicultural environment
  • Focus on study leads to outstanding academic results
  • Academic and pastoral support from a dedicated Housemaster and tutors
  • Full access to our state-of-the-art facilities on site
  • Full advantage of the College’s extended early evening programme
  • It’s relaxed and fun and you spend a lot of time with your friends

Boarding teaches valuable lessons for life, developing vital independence, self-confidence and teamwork, lifting the whole student experience to another level. There is a powerful sense of community and belonging in a boarding environment. Few, if any experiences at this age can teach such valuable things, or can build a realistic self-confidence quite so successfully.

DEDICATED HOUSEMASTERS AND TUTORS

Our priority is to focus on the well-being of the individual within a carefully managed boarding program overseen by the Housemaster and House Tutors. These teachers have experience of boarding schools, or have been involved in similar pastoral care systems, whether they are residential or otherwise. The House Tutors live on site and are available to the boarders at all times, whether to help with homework or simply for a chat. The boarders have directed time for enhancing skills such English language learning, music practice and further academic study to get ahead in the subjects they need to improve the most.

As well as our excellent staff, our strong partnership with Wellington UK will allow unparalleled access to decades of pastoral wisdom and experience.

INDEPENDENCE

For each of our boarders, we hope they feel the powerful sense of community and belonging in a boarding environment and their individual roles and opportunities in it. The opportunity to be fully immersed in all aspects of school life, whether it be academic, sporting, cultural – indeed anything the boarder may choose will help develop their sense of self-worth. Learning to be independent enables our boarders to find their own path, develop skills and be more compassionate to others. Boarding really does teach lessons for life, few, if any experiences at this age can teach such valuable things about independence, tolerance and teamwork, or can build a self-confidence quite so successfully.

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

Senior School and especially Sixth Form boarding is increasingly popular as a way for pupils to prepare themselves for a more independent life at university. The House staff will support the boarding pupils’ studies and help foster those independent learning skills that are so crucial to success at University. Boarders learn to look after themselves and others in all manner of ways, form managing their coursework to preparing a meal for themselves and budgeting their spending money. In a more practical, direct way, House tutors will support each pupil through the University application process, along with the Head of Sixth Form, making sure they pick the right establishment for them and help prepare them accordingly.