The Wellington Academy is proud to work closely with Wiltshire Police on a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring our students are living in a healthy, safe environment both in and outside of school. Most recently we became involved with a nationwide initiative called Operation Spectre aimed at clamping down on knife crime in the UK. On September 18th, Wiltshire Police installed a knife arch in the atrium at Wellington Academy, the students were able to discuss knife crime and the affect it can have on victims, their families and the perpetrator themselves. The students were all very engaged and interested in the knife arch and had some informative conversations with the police. We look forward to working with the Police, the local community and our students on future initiatives.

Our Headteacher Mrs Keane-Maher with Wiltshire Police Officers in front of the knife arch