A brief glimpse of a lively and caring Grammar School

January 1, 1989

Our Beginning

began in 1989 when Annadale and Carolan Grammar Schools amalgamated

January 1, 1989
January 1, 2002

New Building

moved into a completely new building in January 2002

January 1, 2002

Key facts about Wellington College

  • is a co-educational, non-denominational and caring Grammar School
  • welcomes parents, listens to their concerns and values the home – school partnership
  • emphasises individual fulfilment and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of education
  • holds high expectations of all pupils in terms of behaviour and school work
  • empowers bright young people to achieve the best results of which they are capable
  • challenges and supports young people to improve themselves in many ways
  • places new pupils in unstreamed classes, with others from their primary school, where possible
  • looks after new pupils through a specialist Year 8 Team:- Head of Year and Form Tutors
  • runs effective pastoral care and personal/social development programmes
  • draws pupils from a wide area and many feeder schools
  • offers a wide curriculum, currently 23 Subjects to GCSE and 21 to ‘A’ Level
  • gives structured careers guidance, especially for subject choices and university entrance
  • provides work experience and work shadowing opportunities for all pupils
  • maintains extensive extra – curricular activities, trips and visits
  • has unsurpassed recreational facilities including astro-turf pitch, sports hall and fitness suite
  • gives particular emphasis to music; staff are supported by Tutors from Belfast School of Music
  • aspires to be a centre of excellence
  • has buildings, resources, equipment and staff to deliver a high quality 21st Century education