Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

Engage | Educate | Empower

Wellington welcomes new Principal
Principal Mr D Castles, with WCB Head Boy & Head Girl

Wellington welcomes new Principal

3rd January 2017 in Staff

We are delighted to welcome Mr David Castles as Principal of the College. David joins us from Heyford Park Free School in Oxfordshire where he was the founding Principal of a new school. Prior to this he was Head of Upper School at Aylesbury Grammar School in Buckinghamshire.  He has also worked at Reading School in Berkshire, as Head of Humanities and a boarding Housemaster.

David studied Geography at Oxford University and has an MBA in Education Leadership from University College London. He is a former pupil of Lurgan College.

Mr Castles said “I am delighted to join Wellington College and am greatly looking forward to meeting pupils and parents in the coming weeks. I will work with the leadership team and staff to build on the superb behaviour and engagement which pupils show, and ensure quality of teaching and exam outcomes are also excellent. I believe that great schools encourage all young people to be the best they can be, and I will work to ensure pupils at Wellington have a safe environment, an excellent standard of teaching, and develop the self-confidence and skills to be successful in life."

Year 14 Talks Programme (2016-17)

Year 14 Talks Programme (2016-17)

10th February 2017 in Events

Talk 10 - Claire Hanna MLA On Friday 10th February 2017, the College hosted Claire Hanna MLA of the SDLP as part of the school’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Programme. Ms Hanna, who...

University of Ulster visit for Year 13

University of Ulster visit for Year 13

26th January 2017 in Events

Mr Jonathan Holland from the University of Ulster visited the College recently to speak with our Year 13s and offer advice and guidance on the opportunities available within Ulster University....

'Victory for the U14 Girls Hockey Team

25th January 2017 in Sports

Well done to the U14 girls who beat Foyle College, Londonderry 5-0 in the second round of the Junior plate. Their next round is either Victoria College or Belfast HS...

Equestrian Club

Equestrian Club

16th December 2016 in Sports

Erin Carson riding Kilgarry Breezer at the Inter-Schools Showjumping League. Erin finished in 11th position from a field of over 90 ponies.

Portugal Sports Tour 2016

Portugal Sports Tour 2016

1st December 2016 in Sports

On Sunday 16th October, Wellington’s 1st XV left Belfast for what would be the beginning of the 2016 edition of the famous Sports Tour. The bus journey to Dublin was...

Wellington College host KLQ NI Heat

Wellington College host KLQ NI Heat

29th November 2016 in Events

The ultimate reading celebration- the 11th anniversary NI Heat of the global Kids’ Lit Quiz was held in the college on Tuesday the 29th of November. There was good representation...

Year 8 Charity Fundraising

Year 8 Charity Fundraising

25th November 2016 in Charity

Year 8 held a non-uniform day in October to raise money for Cancer Research at Queens University. This, alongside the charity contributions from each form class, amounted to £594. We...

Medallion Rugby Team Success

Medallion Rugby Team Success

23rd November 2016 in Sports

Congratulations to the Medallion Rugby team who defeated Strabane Academy 10-8 in the first round of the Medallion Shield.  Dillan O'Brien scored both tries with the boys coming back courageously...

Upcoming Events

28th Feb Year 10 PCT
1st - 3rd Mar 2017 Year 13 Geography Field Trips
6th Mar Recital Evening
17th Mar Staff Development Day
23rd Mar Spring Concert
30th Mar Year 8 PCT
6th Apr Year 14 Geography Field Trip
10th Apr Staff Baker Day
10th - 21st Apr 2017 Easter Holidays
24th - 26th Apr 2017 Year 10 Biology Field Trips
26th Apr Dublin Trip
1st May May Bank Holiday
17th - 23rd May 2017 Internal Exams
29th May Staff Baker Day
14th Jun P6 Education Day
19th - 23rd Jun 2017 Languages Trip
20th Jun Year 8 Induction Evening
26th Jun Sports Day
26th - 28th Jun 2017 Work Experience
30th Jun End of Summer Term
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Home Economics

Home Economics

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Duke of Edinburgh

The Award is a valuable range of experiences for young people. For successful completion at Gold level they must, over an extended period, be involved in community work, develop their own skills and fitness, work with others on projects and also complete a fairly testing 4 day expedition in unfamiliar territory. Last year we had some participants in the Share Centre in Fermanagh helping with groups of younger and disabled persons in activities.

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