Wellington College

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Wellington College in Berkshire, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 1000-1100 (Senior)
  • Age range: 13-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: Church of England
  • Exam system: GCSE, A Level and IB

School location


School address:

RG45 7PU

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Nearest airport:

London Heathrow

School profile

Wellington College is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils between the ages of 13 and 18, which can be found just outside of London, England. The prestigious school was founded in 1859 and combines innovation with 150 years of history, aiming to support pupils to become well-rounded individuals.

Best known for...

Wellington College is known as one of the best boarding schools in the UK, with an impressive academic record, a stunning campus and facilities, and a focus on helping each pupil reach their best potential. One of the unique aspects of Wellington College is its history. The school was founded in 1859, in honour of the Duke of Wellington (twice Prime Minister of the UK). Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of Wellington College in 1856 and carried out the official opening ceremony when the school first started teaching pupils. In 1859, the school was home to only 76 male students. Now, the school teaches over 1000 pupils, both boys and girls, after becoming fully co-educational in 2006.

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We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.

Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.

We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.

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Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.

Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.

Quality you can trust

Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.

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