South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
About Wellington School
Wellington School is an independent day school for girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 years. There are approximately 540 pupils within the school, which aims to provide a friendly, orderly environment in which young people can develop and learn. The school is a place that operates on principles of courtesy, tolerance and consideration for others, and where pupils are expected to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour and to treat those around them with respect and kindness.
Teachers at Wellington really care for the pupils and do all that they can to ensure that the pupils also care for one another. As children grow up, it is important that they develop belief in themselves and the confidence that is needed to make the most of life. We encourage young people to show commitment in all that they do and to strive to be the best that they can be. The school’s relatively small size gives it a family feel and excellent pastoral care ensures that pupils receive first class support as they develop, both academically and socially.
Wellington offers a rich curriculum and pupils excel in a wide range of areas. The school has topped the league tables on a number of occasions for its results in SQA Advanced Highers, most recently in 2017. Pupils go on to study a wide range of courses at universities, colleges and conservatoires throughout the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1836 by the wife of an Ayr schoolmaster, the original school was situated in the elegant Wellington Square, hence the name, and provided education for twelve young ladies. The school moved to Carleton Turrets in 1923 and still occupies this splendid seaside location overlooking the beach and the Isle of Arran. Wellington School has undergone significant development, however, over the course of the last 25 years and has transformed itself into the thriving co-educational school that it is today. The school also has its own playing fields and sports facilities at the Doonside campus on the outskirts of the town.
Although Wellington has a rich history, it is a progressive school with ambitious plans. The recent acquisition of a residential property has unlocked the potential of the main campus and the school has embarked on an exciting programme of development to ensure that it remains at the forefront of independent schooling in Scotland.