Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

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Important Notice: Early closure – Wednesday 8th November 2017

The Year 13/14 Parent Consultation will now take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th November 2017 from 1.30-3.30pm.

This will mean that school will finish for pupils at 12.45pm. Lunch will be available for those entitled to free school meals.

Please note the dedicated school buses will not be available at that time.

Top Performing A-Level Candidates
Wellington College A-Level Results Day 2017

Top Performing A-Level Candidates

17th August 2017 in Academic

Some of the top performing A level students pictured with Principal David Castles and guests Mr Gavin Boyd, CEO of the Education Authority and Mrs Sharon O’Connor, Chair of the EA.

Sentinus IT Bursary

Sentinus IT Bursary

4th October 2017 in Academic

The ICT Department at Wellington College Belfast has worked closely in the past couple of years with Sentinus, a  STEM facilitator for schools.  This year it is great to see...

Prize Day 2017

Prize Day 2017

29th September 2017 in Events

The annual Prize Day celebrations took place in the College on Friday 29th September. Guest of Honour was Mrs Judith Gillespie, CBE. [ Please see the Gallery for Prize Day Photos...

Equestrian Club

Equestrian Club

23rd September 2017 in Sports

Well done to Charlotte McGladery (Year 8) and Erin Carson (Year 12) who competed in the Novice Individual competition on Saturday 23rd September at the Meadows Equestrian Centre Lurgan. We...

RIR Band Workshop

RIR Band Workshop

22nd September 2017 in Events

Wellington College Pupils at the RIR band workshop with conductor Mike Fowles at Kinnegar Barracks in Hollywood.

Year 8 Team Building Day

Year 8 Team Building Day

19th September 2017 in Events

On Tuesday 19th September all Year 8 pupils along with their tutors and Year Head attended a Team Building Day at Crawfordsburn Scout Centre. This gave the pupils the chance...

Year 12 Geography Field Trip

Year 12 Geography Field Trip

7th September 2017 in Academic

On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September, 70 GCSE geographers travelled north to the Sperrin Mountains where they spent a day in the River Roe collecting data for their controlled...

Wellington singers join the Ulster Youth Choir

Wellington singers join the Ulster Youth Choir

28th July 2017 in Arts

Congratulations to Shane Ferris (Yr 13), Aaron Wafflart (recently left) and Jonny Nelson (Yr 14) who were selected for the Ulster Youth Choir and attended a week-long course in Campbell College...

Year 9 Choral Speaking Competition

Year 9 Choral Speaking Competition

28th June 2017 in Events

On the 28th June, the English Department held their annual Choral Speaking competition for all our Year 9s. The winners this year, performing an alternative version of The Three Little Pigs, were...

Year 10 Dragons

Year 10 Dragons' Den Competition 2017

27th June 2017 in Events

We had another great year for Dragons' Den, organised by the English Department. Eleven finalists gave their presentations to a group of experts including Mrs Allen, Sarah Cunningham (Past pupil)...

Sports Day 2017

Sports Day 2017

26th June 2017 in Sports

The annual Inter House Sports Day took place on Monday 26th June with strong competition between each of the Houses – Peters, Lewis, Heaney and Ferguson) to score maximum points....

Photography Club

Photography Club

23rd June 2017 in General

The WCB Photography Club had its first trip on Friday. We went to Botanic Gardens to practice their photography skills and then went to an exhibition in the Ulster Museum....

Upcoming Events

26th Oct PTA Junior Hallowe'en Disco
27th Oct Staff Development Day
30th - 3rd Nov 2017 Hallowe'en Holidays
8th Nov Year 13 / 14 PCA
9th Nov Kids' Lit Quiz
11th Nov AQE (1)
13th - 17th Nov 2017 Health & Social Care Placement
18th Nov GL
25th Nov AQE (2)
2nd Dec AQE (3)
6th Dec Year 11 PCA
6th Dec Year 14 Sentinus Day
12th Dec Carol Service
21st - 1st Jan 2018 Christmas Holidays
4th Jan Open Night (1)
5th Jan Staff Development Day
8th Jan Open Night (2)
8th Jan Staff Development Day
9th - 17th Jan 2018 Internal School Exams
15th - 17th Jan 2018 Year 13 Work Shadowing
12th - 16th Feb 2018 Half Term Holiday
19th Feb Year 12 PCT
20th - 26th Feb 2018 Year 12 GCE Choice Interviews
27th Feb Year 10 PCT
28th - 6th Mar 2018 Year 10 GCSE Choice Interviews
5th Mar Recital Evening
13th Mar Year 9 PCT
19th Mar Staff Development Day
22nd Mar Spring Concert
26th Mar Staff Baker Day
27th - 6th Apr 2018 Easter Holidays
12th Apr Year 8 PCT
7th May Bank Holiday
24th - 25th May 2018 Internal School Exams
28th May Staff Baker Day
29th - 30th May 2018 Internal School Exams
13th Jun P6 Education Day
19th Jun Year 8 Induction
25th - 27th Jun 2018 Year 11 Work Experience
25th Jun Sports Day
29th Jun End of Term
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AQE / GL Familiarisation Info (Updated Nov 16)

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Extra Curricular Activities Autumn / Winter 2017-18

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School Development Planning - Whole School Action Plan

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Board of Governors Annual Report

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Year 8 Entrance Criteria (2016)

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DENI E-Safety Guidance (Issued 2015)

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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Wellington College website. We want all of our pupils to achieve the highest standards in all areas of their lives. 

Media Studies

Media Studies

Media Studies is a popular and successful subject in the College, and is available at GCSE (Single Award and Double Award options) and AS/A2 level. The key skills at all levels include; Knowledge and understanding of the media, Analysis of media products, and Media Production. The department is well equipped, with a modern iMac suite and a range of digital cameras and video cameras to suit both beginners and more advanced users.

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Drama Club

Drama Club

On Wednesday 11th November, after a short leave of absence (due to the school production) Drama Club made a triumphant comeback to the Lecture Theatre. Mrs McKenna and Mrs Lowry saw the return of many familiar faces and were delighted to welcome new members from the Junior School to Wellington’s most dynamic and lively after-school club!

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