At the Wellington Academy we have tried to create a culture that encourages you to learn with freedom and embrace the responsibility afforded to you whenever possible.
Our philosophy is very simple: We want a house where you are happy, safe, enjoying and achieving. This will allow you to develop and grow at your own pace in an environment where respect and consideration are held in high esteem. We have an experienced boarding team who have lived and worked in this environment together for the last 4 years whose goal it is to help you develop and fulfill the potential that you arrive with.
Our objective is to make the boarding house as close to home as we can, however, it is not possible to run a home for 100 students without appropriate rules and regulations. You will find a summary of these in the following pages. We have tried to ensure that rules have been kept to a minimum. Therefore, this handbook only attempts to put in place rules and routines that appear necessary from the start.
Our aim is to see each person who passes through the house grow as an individual, flourishing in the house and fulfilling their potential both in the house and the wider school environment. The most compelling benefit of boarding is learning how to interact with a broader range of people. Boarders will be reminded that the environment of the boarding house is reliant on how students interact with one another and therefore, you are asked to treat others as you expect to be treated.
All boarders are expected to take a serious approach to developing their academic studies. There is a dedicated slot for this every weekday evening, the expected length of which varies according to the age of the learner. House Tutors support this study to help ensure that the best use is made of this time.
Private study is, of course, not limited to these times only. All boarders have study areas, with our older students having single, en-suite, study bedrooms.
It is hoped that this handbook will help to set the tone for boarding at TWA, as well as giving some useful information. Some of this will make more sense once you are here!
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Director of Boarding