We can accommodate pupils with mild learning difficulties. There is close collaboration with our Admissions department to identify pupils with a diagnosis and who require additional support when they arrive. If a pupil was awarded any concessions at Common Entrance we ask for an updated assessment with our in-house Educational Psychologist from year nine onwards, as stipulated by our examination awarding body.
All pupils are monitored from the year of entry and assessed using a diagnostic screener. These assessments are used to inform teachers on best support practice for the individual, and determine whether further assessment is required to apply for Access Arrangements or examination concessions, that may be suitable.
We assist pupils in a variety of ways including subject specific support, planning and organisation, revision, examination arrangements, and Executive Function Skills training. Delivery is both one-to-one and small group, depending on pupil need.
If a medical assessment is required we will arrange this with our Medical Centre or in-house Psychiatrist. By doing this the Academic Support department can liaise closely with parents and College staff to have a more active, informed and effective role in the provision required. The costs of assessments are covered by parents.
We monitor every pupil, and regular liaisons between Heads of Department, House Masters, Mistresses and tutors, subject teachers and the Academic Support team ensure that any pupil who requires help receives the necessary intervention, through our structured referral process. Regular feedback with the Head of Pastoral Care at Wellington College and our in-house Psychiatrist and Counselling teams ensure a holistic approach to pupil well-being is maintained at all times. Pupils who require regular support often drop their second or third language, freeing timetabled periods in which they attend Academic Support lessons. Here they can focus on study skills, coursework, assignments or revision.
Scholarship awards reward excellence and celebrate outstanding potential and application across a number of different areas. Scholarships are available at both 13+ and 16+.
Through our Bursary Funds and commercial income, we offer a limited number of means-tested bursaries each year to candidates of exceptional abilities who need some fee assistance to attend Wellington. These bursaries split into three categories as described below. Applications for any of theses awards should be directed to the Admissions Department.
Wellington College is set in 400 acres of beautiful parkland in leafy Berkshire, one hour from Central London and just 40 minutes from Heathrow. Please do explore our on-line tour to get a sense of the scope and size of the school, for our campus is quite simply stunning. Wellington’s curriculum is vibrant, demanding and progressive, and with our ground-breaking Wellbeing course and classes in Philosophy and Thinking, Wellington has become nationally renowned as a centre for curriculum development. Our stunning examination results and university outcomes speak for themselves.
Creativity flourishes and it was no surprise when the Arts Council awarded us Artsmark Gold in recognition of the outstanding provision and standards across all the Arts at the school. We have a “premier league” reputation as one of the best schools for sport in the UK and, in recent years, our teams have achieved national renown and titles in hockey, rugby, golf, shooting, triathlon, squash, equestrianism, cricket, rackets and polo. Outward-facing in all that we do, the College’s focus on service, leadership and character education means that Wellingtonians leave the school fully prepared for the challenges of adult life in the 21st century.
Choice lies at the heart of our co-curriculum and is central to developing the Wellington Identity which ensures that all our pupils are Inspired, Intellectual, Independent, Individual and Inclusive. Our pupils and our staff see every day as an opportunity, a chance to grow and a chance to learn and the journey as a life-long learner begins the moment a child starts at Wellington.
Will you let your child join us on that journey? It could be the most inspired choice you ever make.
Master of Wellington College