Located in the market town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, Wellingborough School (established 1595) is one of the oldest academic institutions in England. The coeducational UK private day school welcomes pupils 13 to 18 years of age and offers a curriculum of 22 A-Level subjects and 17 GCSE courses (with 94% of students achieving a 5 A* - C grade). The list of famous alumni is long and includes royalty, statesmen, military officers, journalists, artists and more. International students especially find integration support through Wellington School's ESL programme. What is more, because of its low international enrolment, foreign students are able to gain a truly authentic British school experience.
The beautiful 70-acre campus is surrounded by rural countryside. Instructional facilities include a senior art block, a new mathematics suite and a lecture/presentation space called "The Pod". Outdoors are rugby pitches (one floodlit), football pitches, cricket squares, lighted AstroTurf pitches, hard and Astro tennis courts, plus a rifle range, grass tracks and a 9-hole golf course. The indoor sports hall has football, basketball, badminton and netball courts, in addition to squash and gymnastics.
Sports and Arts
At Wellingborough School every student participates in sporting programmes whether through team and individual sport, or physical activities beyond the traditional athletic pursuits. The aim is to encourage young people to be active and healthy. There are numerous extracurricular enrichments to join, such as drama and musical theatre, chapel choir singing, CCF and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, debates, and Young Enterprise presentations.
The town of Wellingborough is situated on a hill above the River Nene in the East Midlands region of England. Students can stroll to the town centre's high street for shopping and dining or enjoy theatre, the museum and tranquil city parks. Prestigious Cambridge University is just one hour's drive away, while Cranfield Business School is just 30 minutes. Best of all, Central London can be reached from Wellingborough railway station in 50 minutes.
Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Estimated start date: beginning of September
Estimated end date: end of June / early July
Eligibility: Students require the equivalent of 6 GCSEs, 4 of which must be Grade B or above
one of the oldest UK schools
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