Nov 10, 2023

Summer Centre Spotlight: Wellington College

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We’re delighted to introduce our newest Summer Centre at Wellington College, one of the UK’s finest educational establishments. Students will have the opportunity to learn English in the College’s magnificent 400-acre estate, with access to extensive onsite facilities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, playing fields, a performing arts centre, and a fully equipped gym.

It’s impossible not to feel inspired in the presence of Wellington’s beautiful Victorian buildings, resplendent chapel, and world-class reputation. We can’t think of a better place to learn English!

Wellington College Our New Summer Centre For 2024

The Best of the Best

Opened in 1859 by Queen Victoria, Wellington College consistently ranks as one of the best public schools in the UK, with a long list of impressive alumni. Trace the footsteps of British novelist George Orwell, who won a scholarship for Wellington College in 1917 and went on to write two hugely influential novels, Animal Farm and 1984. Other old Wellingtonians include Sir Christopher Lee, a British actor known for his portrayal of iconic villains like Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, and Hugh Beaver, who founded Guinness World Records.

Did You Know?

  • Wellington College made an appearance in the popular Netflix series, The Crown, as a stand-in for Kensington Palace, and in the British detective drama, Midsomer Murders.
  • Wellington has 17 ‘houses’ where students eat, sleep, and socialise. Each house has its own unique crest and values.
  • Like Cambridge University, Wellington College refers to its first and second terms as ‘Michaelmas’ and ‘Lent’.

A Picturesque Building At Wellington College

Quintessentially British

Wellington College and the surrounding village of Crowthorne offer plenty of opportunities to appreciate the British countryside. On Wellington’s 400 acres of parkland is Edgebarrow Woods, a local nature reserve perfect for relaxing long walks after class. For the more adventurous, only 10 minutes away you’ll find Horseshoe Lake, a scenic area known for its countryside walks and water sports activities. While Wellington is famed for its immaculate quads and gardens, there is also an abundance of wildlife: look out for the many deer, geese, and ducks that call the college home. Thanks to Wellington’s resident gardeners, scattered around campus are beloved ‘bug hotels’ and bird shelters, quirky additions that strive to make the college more wildlife-friendly.

One Of Wellington Colleges Many Green Spaces

Explore Beyond Wellington

We believe that learning another language isn’t just about grammar and vocabulary; It’s also about cultural immersion and real-life experience. That’s why we host fun and enriching excursions that deepen our students’ understanding of British culture and allow them to practise their English outside of the classroom.

Wellington College is in a great location with easy access to a number of the UK’s most exciting destinations. From punting along the river cam in Cambridge to exploring Oxford’s iconic Bodleian Library, students will never be bored. Windsor Castle, located in the same county as Wellington, is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, while central London is just an hour away, a cultural hub of iconic attractions and world-famous museums.

Victorian Architecture Can Be Found Everywhere At Wellington College

Are you interested in studying at Wellington College in summer 2024? Click here for more information.

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