The Wellesley

Welcome to the wonderful Wellesley House. This year, we welcome all the new pupils that’ve joined us at the start of the academic year, each bringing their own unique and individual qualities to the team. Contribution and collaborative working is an important aspect of the Wellesley house; we’ve figuratively fought many great battles against the other Wellington houses. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of the students, tutors and mentors in the Wellesley House, each and every one of them have been given a great opportunity to contribute and grow., Our house motto is ‘No Detentions’. This years Head of House is Mia of CSF3, the house is comprised of a diverse range of students all contributing to the Wellington Community.

Manuel Sabio
Housemaster of the Wellesley

The Wellesley was named after Arthur Wellesley, the son of the Earl of Mornington, who was born in Dublin in 1769. After being educated at Eton and a military school at Angers he received a commission in the 73rd Infantry. Eventually Wellesley obtained the rank of captain and became aide-de-camp to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.

In 1806, Wellesley was elected as the MP for Rye in Sussex. A year after entering the House of Commons, the Duke of Portland appointed Wellesley as his Irish Secretary. In 1814 Wellesley was granted the title, the Duke of Wellington. He was then put in command of the forces which defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in June, 1815.

In 1828 Wellington replaced Lord Goderich as Prime Minister and eventually retired from public life in 1846. Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington died in 1852 and is buried in St Paul’s Cathedral.