The Wellington Academy
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
About The Wellington Academy
Wellington Academy celebrates its 10th birthday in 2019, the school opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall and surrounding villages - a unique rural area within the growing ‘super-garrison’ for the army on Salisbury Plain. We have the second highest number of service families of any secondary school nationally and play a major role in delivering the cross-government military covenant.
Our sponsor, Wellington College, is the only independent school to have given its name to an academy, which has involved the development of a purpose built £32million campus, including our boarding house for 100 students. We also have a purpose built Cadet Centre for our CCF which includes a shooting range and provides the Duke of Edinburgh award. The Wellington College Academy Trust now compromises of the Wellington Academy, Wellington Primary Academy, The Nest Nursery and soon to be opening in 2019 – Wellington Eagles Primary Academy and Eagles Nest Nursery.
There is significant interest and involvement from senior political and military figures, as well as the royal family, as we are seen as a prototype for military-civilian integration as the army relocates personnel to the UK. HRH Duke of York is the Academy’s patron and performed the official opening. HM The Queen has already met twice with students.
Wellington Academy also has a thriving Sixth Form with many former student telling of success stories and exciting career paths. We are also an International Baccalaureate candidate school for our Career Programme hope to offer IB in 2020. Our 1000+ students engage in a variety of enrichment lessons, career courses, student-led societies and more and the school is now the first choice for virtually every single Year 6 family at our five (soon to be six) main feeder schools.