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Hong Kong Trip
Eugene du Toit, our new Head and Rachel Debenham (ne Sanders - Gillards '92) had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong in October and met a number of our OWs living out there.
The School and OWs hosted wonderful celebration in September of 100 years of Rugby at the School. The celebrations started in the afternoon with a great match which saw the 1st XV beating Kings School ...
The School had a wonderful day at the Honiton Shows seeing lots of OWs, We were delighted to win 2nd place in the best stand which we couldn't have done without Teapot Creative and Brooklands Events.
Jenny Peppiatt nee Kilbey (Fox's 12)
We have had a clutch of fantastic results from Oxbridge this year with Jenny Peppiatt nee Kilbey (Fox's 12) gaining a BMBCh with distinction from Oxford, having got a First in Medical Sciences in her ...
Lydia Buckingham (Gillard's '16)
Another First from Oxford! Congratulations to Lydia Buckingham (Gillard's '16) for achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematics from Merton College, Oxford. Lydia has one more year in Oxford ...
Charlie Pemberton (Fox's '16)
Charlie Pemberton (Fox's '16) achieved a double first from Cambridge and was awarded the Wace Medal for showing the highest distinction in Art and Archaeology in Part II of the Classical Tripos. She i ...
Alice Cambridge (Prices '15)
Alice Cambridge (Prices '15) gained a German and Linguistics First Class Honours, St John's College Oxford, getting a first in 6 out of 8 papers. She had year abroad in Berlin at Humboldt University a ...
We had a fabulous time at the Commem Ball saying goodbye to the Class of 2019 and celebrating both 5 and 10 year reunions at the ball. If you are Class of 2015 or 2010 it's your turn next year!!
OW Sports Day
We had a great day on our OWA Sports day, despite having to dodge the odd shower! Good games of tennis, cricket and hockey followed by a lovely BBQ. The annual fixture between local hockey team, Fox's ...
OWA Golf Day 2019
On Friday 31st May thirteen OWs joined in the school golf day held at the glorious Taunton & Pickerage Golf Club – renowned for is rolling fairways and undulating greens it was in immaculate condition ...
Reunion Weekend 2018
The November Reunion started on a very wet and windy Friday night with a few intrepid souls braving the weather to meet in pubs across Wellington.This year's Annual General Meeting on Saturday was ...
The Willows' Centenary
On Saturday 13th October 2018 we hosted former members of Willows house to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the House. Despite the blustery conditions we had a wonderful day with tou ...
OWA Sports Day
We had a glorious day of sun and sport at School on 3 June 2018 for the OWA Sports Day, which reflected all that is good within the Wellington School community of past and current pupils, parents, st ...
Wellington School Golf Day
Wellington School held a Community Golf Day at the wonderful Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club on the Friday of half term, open to all of the School Community, including members of the OWA. 16 members ...
The London Lunch
Once again, the prestigious RAF Club played host to the annual OWA London Lunch on 17 May 2018, with representatives from all eras meeting with friends old and new. We were particularly pleased to we ...
All the King's Men
How lucky were we at School in May to welcome back Will Hester (Richards '15) and All the King's Men, for a sunny afternoon and evening of wonderful a capella music. The energy, range and quality of s ...
We were all very proud to support James Carson, Oak 2012, who played hockey for Wales in the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia in April 2018. Here he is with brother Ed, and proud pare ...
Welly on Tour in Bristol
The Welly Tour Bus arrived at Bristol Harbourside on 22 March 2018, for the second, informal evening of drinks and snacks, aimed at bringing together former and current members of staff and OWs. It w ...
We were lucky to have the support of a number of OWs who have helped with career events at School over the last few years, and 8 from across the years came back to School to attend a Careers Dinner fo ...
60 years of fundraising at School
On 13 March, the School hosted a very special birthday party, to recognise the remarkable acheivements of the Friends of Wellington School who have raised about £1 million pounds for the School over t ...
Funeral of Tony Pizii
Tony Pizii, a valued member of the Common Room with a career at Wellington School spanning 1975 to 2008, sadly passed away in early March 2018. His two sons were also educated at Wellington School, bo ...
Horizons Academic Lecture - Elephants in Africa
The Great Hall was packed with pupils, parents, staff and friends of the School, who came to listen to Zoologist and Conservationist, Dr Kate Evans, Beech '93.Kate put her conservation work with y ...
Members of the OWA joined with the rest of the School community for the traditional morning Service of Remembrance, with Adam Gibosn (Willows '96), Headmaster of the Prep School and Jeremy McGilpatri ...
Visit from the Duke of Wellington
A highlight of the term was the visit of the Duke of Wellington to the School, who was greeted by the Headmaster and presented with a picture of his late father laying the foundation stone for the Duk ...
OWA Reunion Weekend, including AGM
Beginning with brunch and the AGM on Saturday, many OWs from the 1950s to the 1990s came back to School for the annual OWA Reunion weekend. About 20 OWs chose to tour the School in the afternoon, guid ...
Welly on Tour
September saw the first stop of the Welly on Tour bus. The idea of the bus is to bring a little bit of Wellington School to our OWs by taking well loved, long standing members of the teaching staff to ...
All-Weather Pitch Opening
The first project under the Corner Capital Fund banner, the resurfacing of the All-Weather Pitch, has now been completed and the School hosted an official re-opening, with special guests Tom Carson an ...
Commemoration Day Ball
Nearly 50 OWs from the 1950s to the 1990s joined with the Class of 2017 leavers, at the evening Gothic Masquerade Ball on Commemoration Day. Will Garrett (Richards '02), Housemaster of Overside, coord ...
Chapel Choir Reunion
A wonderful sunny day at the beginning of July saw current and past Choristers join together to perform a special Choral Evensong. They spent the day rehearsing a mixture of much-loved choir favourite ...
OWA Summer Sport's Day and BBQ
On Sunday 11 June, the School grounds were taken over by OWs and their families and friends, as the OWA Summer Sport's Day arrived back School. We had indoor hockey in the Sports Centre against the W ...
OWA Motorbike Ride
Our first ever Motorbike Ride - hosted by ex-Chairman William Bailey (Willows 1960) - set off from School on Saturday 10 June. William was joined by John Ling (Hardwick 1957) and his wife Val. Nigel C ...
"Little Monsters" sale
On Saturday, we saw the return to School of Nikki Durnell nee Brinson (Fox's 2001), who has came up with a super business idea, running a huge number of Baby and Children's Nearly New Sales. She runs ...
London Lunch 2017
Over 80 OWs gathered at the RAF Club for this popular annual event on 11 May 2017, with alumni who left spanning the 1950s to the 00s. Caroline Heaton, Chairwoman and Mike Fuller, Deputy Chairman welc ...
Mike Jeffery Memorial Service
On Thursday 1st June at 2.30pm, a Memorial/Thanksgiving Service was held at The Minster Church, Ilminster, for Milke Jeffery, Willows 1960. Just over a dozen OW's attended the memorial service along ...
Horizons Academic Lecture - Exploring Life in the Deep Ocean
We were very lucky to welcome back to School Dr Jon Copley, Richards '89. pictured with Laura Tabb, Head of Science who introduced his talk, and Rob Stevens, on the right, Head of Academic Enrichment. ...
Don Arthur Culver - A Service of Thankgiving
On a bright and sunny morning, around 40 members of the OWA and teachers, past and present, assembled at Salisbury Cathedral to join a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Don Culver, February 1933 ...
Elephants for Africa
SOMERSET WILDLIFE EXPERT DR KATE EVANS COLLABORATES WITH CELEBRATED PHOTOGRAPHER AND RENOWNED EX-GENESIS MUSICIANS FOR HER ELEPHANT CHARITYPhotography, music and wildlife experts have joined toget ...
Don Culver's Memorial Service
The details of Don Culver Memorial Service have now been confirmed as follows Date and time 17 February 2017, 1.30pmLocation Salisbury Cathedral If you do wish to attend the Se ...
OW Cricket, Hockey and Tennis day
No amount of drizzle could dampen the spirits of OWs at our summer sports event at school on Sunday 19 June 2016. Building on the success of last year's event, 2 teams of OWs played in a tournamen ...
OWA and Wellington School Foundation Day
On a fabulous sunny day in half-term over 70 golfers attended the Foundation Golf Day to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Foundation. Held at Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club the stunning panora ...
London Reunion Lunch 2016
On a sparkling May morning, around 100 OWs, from the 1950s to the 1990s attended the London Reunion Luncheon at the RAF Club, Piccadilly. The luncheon held on Thursday 12 May was the culmination of ma ...
Mike Samways - Queen's Award for Enterprise
Mike Samways – Queen's Birthday HonoursMike Samways, former student at Wellington School (Richards, 1996) and Managing Director of Crewshield Ltd has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise ...
Ed Pratt Round the World UnicycleTrip
On March 14th Ed Pratt, (Hardwick ’14) set of an adventure of a life time – he is embarking on an 18,000 mile, round the world cycle ride - on a unicycle! He says his goal is to become the first perso ...
Tom Moran wins top Television Festival Award
Tom Moran (Oak '05) has won one of the top prizes at the New York Television Festival. Channel 4 and Breaking Bad broadcaster, AMC are developing a sci-fi mystery drama based on Tom's Scrip "White Rab ...
Paul Chubb - New Year's Honours List
Paul Chubb (Richards '69) has been awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year's Honours List for services to career education and guidance.Paul now lives in North Yorkshire. He was until recently executi ...
Class of 2005 Leavers Reunion
30 OWs from 2005 celebrated their 10th Annitversary together with current Upper Sixth Leavers, parents and friends at the Commemoration Ball in July. It was a beautiful evening which started with a re ...
On Saturday 8th November the OWA held its AGM. There were nearly 40 people in attendance. Chairman William Bailey (Willows ‘60) presented retiring President (Nigel Calder (Willows ‘63) with some gifts ...
One of Wellington’s best known former students, acclaimed actor David Suchet, CBE has spent the past six months travelling in Canada, America and Australia starring in the gripping drama The Last Conf ...
7th to 9th NovemberThe whole School community gathered together in November to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War. It started on Friday 7th with the most extraordinary day with th ...
OWA November Dinner
On Saturday November 8th the OWA held a WW1 themed dinner, complete with flags and red poppies. A number of people dressed up in fantastic WW1 costumes so we had dashing soldiers and nurses mixing wi ...
A Chapel service was held on 9th November, Remembrance Sunday, at which the President of the OWA laid a wreath on behalf of the Old Wellingtonians. This was followed by the unveiling of a plaque to ma ...
Chris Khoo, ends his appointment as High Sheriff of Royal County of BerkshireChristopher Khoo (Lights ’66) was sworn in as the High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire in the Crown Court, in ...
Sam Sherwin Memorial Match
Hundreds of supporters turned out to watch Wellington School 1st XV beat Wellington U18 Colts in the annual Sam Sherwin Memorial Trophy rugby match. The match took place under floodlights at the Athle ...
Adelaide Banyard (Gillards ’09) has been awarded the Herbert Lott Sword for the Officer Under Training who has made the most outstanding contribution to his/her entry 2013/14. The Sword was presented ...
OWA Golf Day 2014
On a day better forgotten in respect of weather 25 OWs and guests played out an individual stableford and team event at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club on Friday 23 May. It was pleasing to welcome new ...
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