Supporting Wellington School
Since its foundation in 1837 Wellington School has been generously supported by many individuals and groups, allowing the School to expand the buildings and facilities to ensure our pupils have the best amenities for learning and recreation.
The donations have also given us the opportunity to provide a number of young people each year with a first-rate education at Wellington who would not otherwise have been able to afford it, giving them a great start in life.
In common with many independent schools Wellington School has no significant endowment to assist with the funding of major projects and the fees alone do not provide enough surplus to both support pupils and to continually improve the facilities. We rely on the generosity of our inclusive community of pupils, parents, teachers, Old Wellingtonians and Friends and look to this wonderful family to help support the School and to achieve its aims.
We currently have three funds which allow you to choose the way you would like to support the School.
The Bursary Fund
which supports the Foundation in providing access to high quality, life-changing education to children whose families would otherwise be unable to afford it.
The Chapel Fund
which provides a pot to allow major maintenance works to be undertaken as necessary. Currently we have been advised that the pinnacles on the roof of the Chapel are in a bad state of repair and, indeed, one of the pinnacles has had to be taken down as it was in danger of falling. We have also been advised that the west window over the Altar would benefit from being restored.
The School has received quotes to do this important work and the total amount required for both the pinnacles and the window is £36,000. The Chapel fund currently has £21,000 and we are keen to raise the final £15,000 to allow the School to carry out the work this summer. It would be wonderful to have the Chapel restored to its former glory in time for the OWA reunion weekend in November when we will mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Chapel will obviously feature heavily in the weekend as the commemorative building to those pupils who lost their lives in the war.
To donate to the Chapel please click here.
A copy of the Wellington School Fundraising and Gift Acceptance Policy can be found here
The Corner Capital Fund
which is vehicle to fundraise for improvements to School facilities and our current project is Duke’s Library and Study Space.
For more information on these funds please click here
The Wellington Wall
As a thank you to our donors we are proud to be continuing with The Wellington Wall. This represents a fabulous opportunity for you to celebrate your connection with Wellington School. You can inscribe a brick with words that mean something to you and they will then become part of the fabric of the newly refurbished and extended café ‘37
If you would like further details on supporting Wellington School please contact the Development Office on development @wellington-school.org.uk