Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

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Wellington welcomes new Principal
Principal Mr D Castles, with WCB Head Boy & Head Girl

Wellington welcomes new Principal

3rd January 2017 in Staff

We are delighted to welcome Mr David Castles as Principal of the College. David joins us from Heyford Park Free School in Oxfordshire where he was the founding Principal of a new school. Prior to this he was Head of Upper School at Aylesbury Grammar School in Buckinghamshire.  He has also worked at Reading School in Berkshire, as Head of Humanities and a boarding Housemaster.

David studied Geography at Oxford University and has an MBA in Education Leadership from University College London. He is a former pupil of Lurgan College.

Mr Castles said “I am delighted to join Wellington College and am greatly looking forward to meeting pupils and parents in the coming weeks. I will work with the leadership team and staff to build on the superb behaviour and engagement which pupils show, and ensure quality of teaching and exam outcomes are also excellent. I believe that great schools encourage all young people to be the best they can be, and I will work to ensure pupils at Wellington have a safe environment, an excellent standard of teaching, and develop the self-confidence and skills to be successful in life."

Year 14 Talks Programme (2016-17)

Year 14 Talks Programme (2016-17)

9th December 2016 in Events

Talk 7 - Clare Bailey MLA On Friday 9th December 2016, Wellington College hosted Ms Clare Bailey from The Green Party as part of the Year 14 Talks Programme. Ms Bailey...

Portugal Sports Tour 2016

Portugal Sports Tour 2016

1st December 2016 in Sports

On Sunday 16th October, Wellington’s 1st XV left Belfast for what would be the beginning of the 2016 edition of the famous Sports Tour. The bus journey to Dublin was...

Wellington College host KLQ NI Heat

Wellington College host KLQ NI Heat

29th November 2016 in Events

The ultimate reading celebration- the 11th anniversary NI Heat of the global Kids’ Lit Quiz was held in the college on Tuesday the 29th of November. There was good representation...

Year 8 Charity Fundraising

Year 8 Charity Fundraising

25th November 2016 in Charity

Year 8 held a non-uniform day in October to raise money for Cancer Research at Queens University. This, alongside the charity contributions from each form class, amounted to £594. We...

Medallion Rugby Team Success

Medallion Rugby Team Success

23rd November 2016 in Sports

Congratulations to the Medallion Rugby team who defeated Strabane Academy 10-8 in the first round of the Medallion Shield.  Dillan O'Brien scored both tries with the boys coming back courageously...

Sentinus Coding Event – Year 10

Sentinus Coding Event – Year 10

8th November 2016 in Events

Mr O’Hare and Mr Lyttle were delighted to welcome David Pilkington from Sentinus to Wellington College on Tuesday 8th November, to put Year 10 to the test. The entire Year...

Year 10 theatre visit: Romeo and Juliet

Year 10 theatre visit: Romeo and Juliet

28th October 2016 in Events

On Friday 28th October, Year 10 English students went to see Belvoir Players' production of Romeo and Juliet. It was excellent! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and it really brought this Shakespeare...

Sixth Form Theatre Visit

Sixth Form Theatre Visit

27th October 2016 in Events

On Thursday 27th October, Mrs Turley, Miss Hall and Ms Cochrane accompanied a group of sixth form English Literature and Performing Arts' students to the Lyric Theatre to see Three...

Wellington host Belfast City Council Litter Lab

Wellington host Belfast City Council Litter Lab

25th October 2016 in Events

Wellington were the proud hosts of the Belfast City Council Litter Lab programme which is available to post-primary schools to raise the issue of the increasing litter problem in Belfast....

Upcoming Events

6th - 10th Feb 2017 Ski Trip
13th - 17th Feb 2017 Half Term Holiday
20th Feb Year 12 PCT
28th Feb Year 10 PCT
1st - 3rd Mar 2017 Year 13 Geography Field Trips
6th Mar Recital Evening
17th Mar Staff Development Day
23rd Mar Spring Concert
30th Mar Year 8 PCT
6th Apr Year 14 Geography Field Trip
10th Apr Staff Baker Day
10th - 21st Apr 2017 Easter Holidays
24th - 26th Apr 2017 Year 10 Biology Field Trips
26th Apr Dublin Trip
1st May May Bank Holiday
17th - 23rd May 2017 Internal Exams
29th May Staff Baker Day
14th Jun P6 Education Day
19th - 23rd Jun 2017 Languages Trip
20th Jun Year 8 Induction Evening
26th Jun Sports Day
26th - 28th Jun 2017 Work Experience
30th Jun End of Summer Term
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