Houses

House Beresford Ethos

As the House leader I am proud of all the pupils and staff who take part in activities and contribute to Beresford success. Over the first year of House challenges we have performed willingly and well although we do need to pick up more points this summer!

I look forward to my House rising up the rankings and taking this into next year! When we return in September we will have more pupils to induct and have the exciting job of appointing new student House leaders which is a vitally important role.

Come on Beresford!


The Beresford House Shield

House Blucher Ethos

Passion, enthusiasm and spirit define Blucher's achievements as a General, and the ethos of Blucher House at the Academy. This camaraderie was epitomized in Summer 2014 as Blucher won the inaugural House Cup by a substantial margin marking the beginning of another chapter in the life of this exceptional Wellington institution.

Where Does the Name Blücher Come From

Pronounced Blue-ker.

Marshall Gebhard Blücher (1742 - 1819), Commander of the Prussian Army. He was promoted to the rank of General Field Marshal in Germany and was a key officer in fighting back the French forces 1814. Blücher led the Prussians to defeat at Ligny on June 16th 1815 and was crucial to prevent the French out-flanking the Allied force at Waterloo. He was lucky to have able chiefs of staff as, by all accounts; he was not a naturally gifted strategist. What he was, was extremely brave and eccentric, if not mad!


The Blücher House Shield


Marshall Gebhard Blücher

House Hill Ethos

Our Values are Honesty, Respect and Loyalty

Honesty - you will be trusted, respected and admired by others. You will be able to explain why you have done the things that you have done - perhaps even when they were not the right things to have done.

In Hill House we will accept our mistakes, learn from them and move on.

Respect - Give everyone the time of day - listen to what they have to say and be prepared to challenge your own values and beliefs.

Behave in your lessons and respect your teachers.

Loyalty - You will always be Hill. The bond is strong between us because we will share the same values. We support each other and turn up for our events and competitions.  We always try our best.


The Hill House Shield

House Lynedoch Ethos

Lynedoch is a house with a proud military heritage and we aim to promote the values of teamwork and courage. We apply these two key values to all our personal and house ambitions. To be a Lynedocher is to face up to the challenge and the stand up for your house.


The Lynedoch House Shield

House Murray Ethos

Who do you want to be?

The Murray recognizes and respects that everyone is an individual, but that as a community we thrive. We embody the Academy's RESPECT ethos, encouraging and facilitating each student to fulfill their ambitions and goals, through dedication and commitment to both themselves and each other.


The Murray House Shield

House Raglan Ethos

All members of the Raglan House at both Wellington College and Wellington Academy should set themselves the highest possible standards.

Key aspects of being in the House:

  • A competitive spirit that strives to achieve but does not make winning the focus
  • Inclusive – developing a sense of team that provides support and
  • encouragement for all including staff and students
  • A can do attitude
  • Celebrating all effort and all skills and attributes
  • A spirit of openness all ideas are welcome

Where Does the Name Raglan Come From

Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, Baron Raglan (1788 - 1855), was a British soldier who distinguished himself particularly in the Spanish parts of the Napoleonic campaign.

During the Napoleonic Wars and afterward, Somerset served as the Duke of Wellington’s military secretary.

At the Battle of Waterloo Raglan’s arm was injured and amputated, but he quickly learned to write with his left hand!  It is said that he demanded his arm back so that he could retrieve the ring his wife had given him!

He was badly wounded at the Battle of Buçaco, and subsequently led the storming of Badajoz, and personally secured and quickly held one of the gates before the French could respond.

After the war, Raglan was criticized by the press, rightly or wrongly, for the conditions which led to so many troops being unfit to serve, falling seriously ill or dying, and being responsible for the incompetent chain of command and poor tactics.

For two short periods in the 1820s he was MP for Truro. He worked closely with the Duke of Wellington from 1819 until the latter's death in 1852, as Master-General of the Ordnance, and then military secretary while the Duke was commander-in-chief. His political career culminated in him becoming a Privy Counsellor in 1852 when he was created Baron Raglan. In 1854 he was made full General and joint commander of the Crimean campaign.


The Raglan House Shield


Mr Wood, House Leader


Baron Raglan

House Stanley Ethos

Stanley prides itself on striving for success; whether academically or in the sporting arena. With a never say die attitude and a smile on our faces, we try to better ourselves in all of our endeavours. Stanley is proud of its heritage and aspires for continued respect within our community for sportsmanship and excellence.


The Stanley House Shield


Mr Buckle, House Leader

House Talbot Ethos

Despite currently being the smallest house, Talbot have consistently shown enthusiasm, teamwork and pride. A family ethos and opportunity for leadership stand out as key features of the house. Being in Talbot means you never give up, always strive to be better in as many ways as you can, and show respect to yourself and everyone.

House Motto

Treat others as you would have them treat you.

Where Does the Name Talbot Come From

The Talbot is named after the Lt-Col Sir Wellington Chetwynd-Talbot (1817 - 1898), known as Colonel Talbot. He was the Duke of Wellington’s Godson, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Lord Derby, Serjeant-at-arms at the House of Lords (1858 – 1898), Organiser of funds to build Wellington College and also decided its location working with the Prince Consort. He was devoted to the school, secretary to the Governors, then a Governor himself, and Vice President for 23 years. He was an important figure having a medal named after him. The Talbot Medal is awarded each year from the Governors to only one student. He was loyal…commanding…a legend.


The Talbot House Shield


Mr Goves, House Leader