“We can scarcely believe that Carolina’s time at the Wellington Academy has come to an end. It truly seems like just yesterday that we were buying her uniform and getting her ready for her first day of school. More than anything else we would like to thank you for the fun that Carolina has had during her time in boarding.Every term she would arrive home with tales of activities and field trips that she will remember for the rest of her life. The boarding is a supportive community focused on giving each student the best education possible, and your leadership provided Carolina with just that.” Boarding Parent
A major, national survey carried out by the State Boarding Schools Association (SBSA) suggests the majority of parents would recommend state boarding schools to other parents. The survey questioned more than 1,500 parents with children at 29 state boarding schools across the UK. 95% of those polled said they would recommend their child's school to others whilst 93% reported their children were very happy boarding at their state boarding school. The main driving force behind students boarding in a state boarding school is high academic standards and enabling the boarder to realise their potential.
Matt Price, Director and Head of Boys Boarding at the Wellington Academy said "This national poll shows that State Boarding is serving our students and families very well indeed. The Wellington Academy has 70 boarders from a wide range of backgrounds and offers our students a mixed and varied activity program which supports the underpinning ethos of striving for academic excellence.”
“I love boarding because the food is amazing, the activities are fun and the people are nice.” George, Boarding Student
“My best moment is achieving the Bronze award from Mr Olufunwa at the Term 5 Rewards Dinner.” Guido, Boarding Student