Wellington College A GSG School
- Wellington College
- Head: Mr Julian Thomas (same)
- T 01344 444013
- E admissions@wel…college.org.uk
- W www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Bracknell Forest
- Pupils: 1045
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £27,120- £31,155; Boarding £37,110 pa
- Open days: See website
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Eagle House School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
"Exciting," was the word Mr Thomas used most often to us... A place in which learning matters... "If I stayed here for twice as many years, I still wouldn't get round to trying everything..." ..."there's such a buzz about the...
What the school says...
At Wellington College, a fusion of originality, innovation and 150 years of tradition and history produces an education unlike any other.
The education we offer goes beyond premier division academic success (Over 95% A*-B grades at A level, 40 average at IB and 50% A* at GCSE) into every sphere of life. The school's unique and innovative 'Eight Aptitudes' approach develops the whole child in a positive atmosphere of excitement and real purpose. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Independent School (GCSE)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
Round Square - a network of 40 schools worldwide that share ideals such as internationalism, adventure and service.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide says"Exciting," was the word Mr Thomas used most often to us... A place in which learning matters... "If I stayed here for twice as many years, I still wouldn't get round to trying everything..." ..."there's such a buzz about the place..."
Since 2015, Julian Thomas BSc MBA FRSA (apparently fiftyish, though looks about twenty-seven). Read computer science at King’s College, London - not a common headmagisterial start. After launching into banking, light dawned and he took a Cambridge PGCE, winning a half-blue in Rugby League. Taught maths at St Dunstan’s College and Forest School, co-authoring several text books. Thence, as director of studies, to Portsmouth Grammar and on to Hampton School as second master for four years during which he took an MBA in Educational Leadership (International). Prior to Wellington, was head of Caterham School for...
Special Education Needs
In exceptional cases, the Head of Educational Support and two visiting teachers offer support off timetable. Assessment for suitability to Wellington College for those who have Specific Learning Difficulties is offered at the end of year 6 before pre-testing. This is usually a visit to the prep school by the Head of Educational Support or a visit to Wellington College by the pupil. The school visits are fourfold: to see the child in their natural environment; to assess them; to talk to staff and to look at school reports /educational psychologists reports etc. Every effort is made to ensure that the pupil is assessed to be sure that they will go on to the correct learning environment. Pupils are expected to be independent learners and to have received study skills support by the time that they are in year 8. Pupils who are still having one-to-one lessons focusing on literacy skills may find accessing our curriculum difficult. The tutoring and grading system throughout our school is excellent at supporting the pupil; as is our target setting and the focus on learning style preferences and on multiple intelligences and learning.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|