Supporting Wellington School
Wellington School is continually striving to improve facilities and learning experience of our pupils. In order to achieve this, we rely on the generosity of the whole School community from Alumni, parents, Friends and teachers. We are very lucky to have a wonderful group of caring Alumni and this affection is clearly shown in the continued support that so many of our past pupils give to the School both financially and in giving freely of their time and expertise. We are continually grateful for this wonderful support.
There are a number of ways in which you can help the School.
The Chapel has been at the heart of the School since its dedication in 1931 and has played, and continues to play, a significant role within the life of the School. Built by George Corner with money donated both from OWs and himself and on land owned by the Old Wellingtonians Association, the Chapel is held in Trust on behalf of the Association.
The School undertakes the general day to day maintenance of the Chapel but there are significant costs involved in the upkeep of such a magnificent building and therefore we have established an on-going Chapel Fund to allow major maintenance works to be undertaken as necessary.
After 80 years, six of the Chapel windows required significant maintenance. Remedial maintenance work to three of the windows has been completed during the last two summers, with a further two more scheduled for work during the school summer holidays. As a listed building, each window requires great care and attention to ensure a high level of quality stonemasonry and glass are sourced, the latter of which is now only made in France. The cost for each window is approximately £7,500 to bring it back to its former glory and for it to last many more decades.
Letter and Donation Form
The Corner Capital Fund
Brochure and Donation Form
Wellington School Foundation
Our fifth Headmaster, George Corner, was known as the “Building Headmaster” as his vision and determination, along with his love for the School created the foundation for the School we know and love today. It seemed fitting therefore to name our Capital Projects Fund after George Corner. We are raising funds for 3 initial projects which will benefit all our pupils across the age range as well as the wider School and local community.
As the Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary, I would like not only to celebrate its support for pupils within the School thus far, but also to highlight its potential to allow access to a Wellington education for future generations. There are many independent schools that have well-established foundations supplying bursary funds for deserving girls and boys, but I do believe that Wellington has a unique history of providing access to a high-quality, life-changing education via the direct grant system, assisted places, or latterly the Foundation. One of the great strengths of the School is the dynamic blend of both a public and grammar school DNA and I am keen that Wellington remains accessible to a diverse range of children, both by keeping fees as low as possible, but also providing financial support where it is needed.
Foundation Brochure and Foundation Donation Form
Maximise your Donation with Gift Aid
To make the most of your gift to Wellington School please sign the Gift Aid declaration on the donation form if you are a UK tax payer. We can claim a further 25p for every £1 you donate.
Please note that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
Support Our Future; Be Part of our Past
As thank you to our donors we are proud to be launching the “Wellington Wall”. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to celebrate your connection with Wellington School. You can inscribe a brick with the words than mean something to you, this brick will then become part of the fabric of Café ’37 so you have a lasting legacy. To purchase a brick please use the link www.wellingtonwall.co.uk
For more details on supporting the School please contact Juliet Handley in the Development Office on 01823 668858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org