Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Wellingborough School
Wellingborough School is an independent, co-ed, selective, Christian-based though multi-faith all-through school, situated in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire with a broad geographical catchment area. Currently it provides 850 places for nursery, primary, secondary and sixth-form students aged 3-18.
The school was originally a Tudor Grammar School, founded as an all-boys boarding school in 1595. Originally situated in the centre of town, it completed the move to its 45-acre current location in 1881. Girls were admitted for the first time in 1970.
Values and Vision
Wellingborough's motto is “Salus in Arduis”, meaning fulfilment through challenge. From its primary school to its sixth-form college, the educational aims are the same: to enrich cultural experiences, develop good behaviour, promote a close partnership between school and home, achieve academically and help students make the most of all the educational opportunities that the school provides.
Its size helps promote a communal family feel, as does the ages it sees children through, many children staying for the whole 15 years of education. Although no longer a boarding school, it sees itself as having the atmosphere of one.
“Pupils’ personal development is excellent. They are engaging, self-assured, polite and enthusiastic about their experiences at school. The pupils’ spirituality has developed significantly and the chaplaincy makes a greater impact than at the time of the previous inspection. The quality of careers guidance has also improved. Pupils’ moral and social development remains outstanding."