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Wellington School

This stunning, prestigious boarding school provides a high-quality learning environment and a wealth of excellent on-site facilities to inspire and delight students throughout their stay.

This beautiful school also provides art and dance studios, comfortable boarding houses and a modern dining room where students are offered a healthy and balanced diet.

Quick Facts

Location: Easy access to Bristol and London

Dates: 11 July - 15 August

Ages: 8 – 17

Facilities: Excellent facilities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, astro turf, tennis courts, state of the art sports hall, dance studio, playing fields for football, rugby and other field sports, an art studio, modern dining facilities and great study areas.

Emergency Number: +44 771 771 8776 (24 hour/7 days*)
*Only available during operational dates.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in various boarding houses with mostly shared twin rooms and some single rooms and multi bedded dormitories for our youngest students.

Bedrooms are equipped with a bed, desk, wardrobe and chest of drawers for each student. There are shared bathrooms and showers in each house with a ratio of approximately 1:5.

Boys and girls are accommodated in separate houses or floors and are well supervised.

Specialised Courses Include

  • Multi Activities
  • Watersports
  • Art & Design
  • Climbing & Bouldering
  • Horse-Riding
  • Tennis
  • Dance
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Academic Study
  • Academy MBA

Wellington School Facilities

Classrooms

 All the classrooms are located in the main campus and building area of the school at Wellington School. Most classrooms have interactive whiteboards or Smartboards and projectors as well as WiFi access. There is a maximum of 12 students in each General English class. Summer Intensive, Summer Academic Study and Academy MBA classes are smaller (6 for Intensive, 8 for Summer Academic Study and 10 for Academy MBA).

Dining Hall

The school has a bright and modern dining hall in the main campus. Students are expected to queue in an orderly manner for the meals.

We can cater for gluten or wheat free, celiac and vegetarian diets. It is important that any dietary requests are made known to us in advance of arrival.

Common Areas

Each boarding house has comfortable common rooms with entertainment and games available. There is also a large hall used for assemblies and sometimes for afternoon activities and evening entertainment.

Mobile Phones

Students can bring their mobile phones but must not use them in class or activities unless directed to. 

Shops

Nearest shops are available in Wellingotn Town. Students will be supervised when going to the local shops and are only permitted at the discretion of the summer School Management. No students can leave the premises unsupervised.

The Academy Office

The EC Academy office is located in the main building near the classrooms and is accessible to all students for all enquiries and information or help.

Swimming Pool

There is a heated indoor swimming pool on site for use when a life guard is present at scheduled times.

Laundry

On a specific day each week personal laundry will be collected and washed. Each student will be provided with a clear bag with a name tag. Laundry is returned the following day in the same washing bag and students will pick their bags up from the front entrance.

Cleaning

Communal areas including bathrooms are cleaned every day. Bedrooms have a deep clean prior to students’ arrival and will be deep cleaned once each week. The deep clean also includes a linen change. Students are encouraged to keep their rooms tidy and to use bins provided.

Safe

All student pocket money and travel documents will be stored in our school safe on arrival. Access will be given at set times to pocket money and all deposits and withdrawals will be recorded. It is vital that the student’s hand in any cash they have on site to be kept safe.

We cannot take responsibility for personal items such as laptops or mobile phones and any cash left unsecured.

Damage Deposit

£30 will be taken on arrival and returned on departure once damage checks are completed.

Keys

Bedrooms are not lockable at UK boarding schools so no keys are issued. The buildings are secured by an electronic wristband for each student that allows access to areas allowed.

Payphones

There are no payphones on campus.

Welfare and Medical

Each Boarding House has a House Parent who builds relationships with all the students in that House. They will be informing the students, waking them up each day, making sure they eat well and are happy and participating. The students can talk to their House Parents about any problems they may have. There will also be a UK state registered nurse visit regularly in case of minor medical issues. If there are significant medical needs we will transport the student to the nearest Doctor or Hospital. The Student/Parent/ Agent is responsible for any off site transport and medical costs in these cases.

Wellington School Programme

Mornings

Each weekday morning students will have lessons from 9:00am until 12:30pm. There will be three hours of lessons with two breaks: one for 10 minutes and one for 20 minutes. There will be a snack and drink provided during the 20 minute break.

Afternoons

Each afternoon EC Academy students will take part in their chosen specialist course.

The choice of courses available is:
Multi Activities, Watersports, Art & Design, Climbing and Bouldering, Horse-Riding, Tennis, Dance, Intensive English, Summer Academic Study and Academy MBA

It is possible to change course from week to week but it must be confirmed by the agent or parent through Admissions at Head Office by 3pm on the Friday before the Monday of each week. We cannot do course changes from day to day or mid-week except for proven medical reasons.

Each course runs for 8* hours per week in the afternoons between 14:00pm and 16:00pm. From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

Whole school activity - 4 times a week
All students from all courses will participate in a variety of activities that may include: treasure hunt, nature trails, tournaments, sports, Internet time, or other activities. This is a compulsory part of the programme. This one-hour session is an added opportunity for the students to mix and socialise with other students not on their specific course while participating in various sports, activities and interests.

Off-site courses sometimes return a little later so may not participate in all the hour.

*The 8 hours may be over 3 or 4 afternoons depending on school and course provider if external.

Summer Academic Study and MBA programme may have different timetabling. Please check programme details for these courses.

Wellington School Specialist Courses

MULTI ACTIVITIES

Students on this programme will do a variety of sports and other activities each afternoon. Below is an example of the sports and activities offered over the course of one week. From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonTreasure Hunt and SwimmingTeam games and swimmingHalf-day ExcursionArt and team gamesMini Olympics and drama
16:30 - 17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
 Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

DANCE

Dance offers a varied programme according to each student’s abilities, skills and interests. They will get to showcase what they’ve learned at the weekly Academy Showcase for the other students.

Our teachers are all professionally qualified to teach dance at a variety of levels. Programme focus may be chosen from: Contemporary, Modern jazz, Street, Choreography.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonWarm-up, Level Assessment and Free Movement classContemporary Dance et ChoregraphyHalf-day ExcursionContemporary, Jazz and Street DanceContemporary Dance
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  DinnerDinner DinnerDinner Dinner  DinnerDinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

HORSE RIDING

Students on the Horse Riding course go to equestrian stables where they learn to improve their riding and stable management skills.

All Horse Riding students receive 8 hours tuition each week. Below is an example of the equestrian skills in the programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonLevel Assessment, Stable Management and Riding LessonCross Cross country Lesson or off-oad Hacking in the FieldsHalf-day ExcursionDressage and Stable ManagementMini Gymkhana
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
 Dinner Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

WATERSPORTS

This exciting activity course could include, canoeing,kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding or dinghy sailing. It gives the students the opportunity to try different watersport activities during the week and is run by qualified and experienced instructors on a beautiful Somerset Lake, specific for watersports. Students will learn basic safety and techniques. Bouyancy aids are provided.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonSafety and first day on waterStand up paddle-boardingHalf-day ExcursionKayakingWindsurfing
16:30-17:30DinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
 Evening Karaoke/ Arts & CraftsNature Trail / Indoor Sports Inter-House quiz night Inflatables/ CarnivalAcademy Showcase  

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

ART AND DESIGN

Students choosing the Art and Design course are taught by a professional art teacher and will receive 8 hours of tuition each week.

Below is an example of the art skills in the programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonStill Life Painting and History of Arts StudiesSketching in the local environmentHalf-day Excursion
 
Printing and sculptingScreen Printing and Exhibition of Works
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  Dinner DinnerDinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

CLIMBING AND BOULDERING

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonIntroduction: safety, level assessment and initial climbing session Indoor sport climbingHalf-day ExcursionBouldering session: problems and circuitsBoudering session (and/or indoor sport climbing), mini comp and fun session
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
  DinnerDinner DinnerDinner Dinner Dinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

INTENSIVE ENGLISH

Students will join the General EFL classes in the morning in groups of no more than 12 students per class. In the afternoon they will move into smaller classes of maximum 6 students and focus on more intensive learning. They will receive 8 hours a week of the intensive sessions.

Below is an example of the Intensive English programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 Lunch
AfternoonPronnciation and grammarLanguage skills and project workHalf-day ExcursionFluency and pronunciationDebate
16:30-17:30Whole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hourWhole school activity hour
 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner DinnerDinner Dinner 

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

SUMMER ACADEMIC STUDY

Students receive 23 hours of English tuition each week. All lessons will be in classes of 8 maximum students and will include out-ofclassroom learning such as local field trips as well as classroombased learning. Subjects covered will depend on the teaching staff available but may include history, geography, maths, science, food technology, well-being etc.

At booking stage, you will be asked to complete an online level test and if unsuccessful, you will be asked to choose a different course

Minimum pre-intermediate level (A2) of English language required to take part in this course

Below is an example of the Summer Academic Study programme.

From 16:30pm to 17:30pm, all students will participate in a whole school activity hour.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8.45-9.00AssemblyFull-day ExcursionFull-day Excursion
9.00-10.00LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
10.00-10.10Break
10.10-11.10LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
11.10-11.30Break with drink and snack
11.30-12.30LiteratureGeographyLiteraturePhilosophyGeography
 Lunch
AfternoonEnvireonmental Science / Art / Whole School ActivityScience / Whole School ActivityHalf-day ExcursionMaths / Whole School ActivityArt / Whole School Activity
 DinnerDinnerDinnerDinner
EveningKaraoke / Arts & CraftsHouse NightInter-House TournamentInflatables/
Carnival

Swimming/ Talent Show  

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

ACADEMY MBA

This specialised course allows students to study a variety of core and elective MBA style modules, providing a mini-MBA taster experience and insight in to one of the world’s most prestigious and sought after qualifications.

Using traditional teaching methods, interactive technology and project based learning, students can enjoy a well-rounded and inspiring education. Designed with the ambitious student in mind, this MBA taster course is guaranteed to delight, excite and ignite passion.

Alongside the carefully selected MBA modules, the Academy MBA will offer daily workshops designed to prepare students for the demands of the modern business environment and place them ahead of the pack.

Minimum intermediate level (B1) of English language required to take part in this course.

See sample programme

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
9.00-10.00Induction & Intro to Academy MBAInnovation & Creativity in OrganisationsMarketingOperantions ManagementAccounting & Financial Management
14.00 - 16.00Introduction to Business English LanguageEntreoreneurship & New Venture creationHalf Day Trip to Dunster CastleProject ManagementChange Management
16.30 - 17.00Business Plan writing workshopDragons Den Preparation Interview workshopEntrepreneurship: Research & Presentations
19.30 - 22.30 (21.00 for younger students)Indoor Sports / Karaoke Nature Trail / Dragons Den Presentation Inter House TournamentInflatables and Academy CarnivalShow case / Fashion Show

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

The Meal Plan

Breakfast is a combination of continental and cooked 7 days a week and includes fruit juice, cereals, toast, croissants, preserves, tea and coffee. A full English breakfast usually includes bacon, egg, mushrooms as well as the continental option above.

Lunch includes a main meal as well as a salad bar and either a dessert or fruit. There is always a vegetarian option available.

Dinner includes a main meal as well as a salad bar, bread and either a dessert or fruit.

Below is an example dinner menu:

  • Chilli turkey with basil and coconut cream or vegetable lasagne
  • Stuffed mixed vegetables
  • Salad bar
  • Fruit jelly and cream or fresh fruit

Barbeques will take place instead of the main evening meal once a week (weather permitting). It consists of burgers, chicken, jacket potato, salad bar, a vegetarian option and drinks.

Packed lunches are given to students on Saturday and Sunday when they go on their full-day excursions. They consist of a roll or round of sandwiches, plain water, biscuit/chocolate or health bar, fruit and crisps. Snacks are given to the students twice a day on weekdays and once in the evening at weekends. They consist of

health food bars or fruit or similar items and a drink. Fresh drinking water is available all day on-site.

07.45-.8.45 BREAKFAST
11.10-11.30

MORNING SNACK  (Monday to Friday)

12.30-13.30LUNCH
18.00-19.00 DINNER
(At weekends this is 18.30 - 19.15 as they are returning from excursions)
21.00-22.00 EVENING SNACK

 

THE EVENINGS AND EXCURSIONS

Students will participate in a variety of evening activities on site as well as occasional off-site trips. The evening activities include swimming tournaments, inter house tournaments, sports, local visits, arts nights, boys and girls nights, karaoke and discos among other things. Some of these off-site trips could be to the cinema, bowling or laser quest or local food or shopping outlets.

The main larger excursions take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. They are by coach, train or minibus.

Wellington School Programme 2021

This is a sample programme of the five week period. The destinations and activities may change due to operational reasons.

See sample programme

 WEEK 1, 11 Jun - 17 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full Day Trip to Bristol, Bansky Walking tour and M-Shed
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Half Day trip to Dunster Castle

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke

Nature trail/ Town visit

Arts and crafts
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 2, 18 Jul - 24 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
London: River Cruise and Westminster Walking Tour
 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full Day Trip to Bath, Roman Baths and Walking Tour
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Half Day Trip to Lyme Regis

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports/
Karaoke
Trampolining/
Bowling
Inter house
tournament
Nature trail/Marina visit/
Indoor sports
Showcase/
Academy Talent show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 3, 25 Jul - 31 Jul SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningGlastonbury Tor and Abbey Town
 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Cardiff

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Stonehenge

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke

Nature trail/Town visit

Arts and crafts
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 4, 1 Aug - 7 Aug SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
London: River Cruise and Westminister Tour

 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Tintagel Castle and Port Isaac

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Weston Super Mare

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports /
Marina visit
Karaoke
Trampolining /
bowling
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase /
Academy
talent show
 
Themed disco 


 

 

 WEEK 5, 8 Aug - 14 Aug SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Full Day Trip to Bath, Roman Baths and Walking Tour

 
Testing/induction
or lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full Day Trip to Bristol, Banksy Walking Tour and M-Shed

 
 Afternoon
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity

 

Lyme Regis

 

Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
Specialist course
or multi activity
course/
Whole school
activity
 Evening
Tournament/
multi sports
House night
games
Indoor sports
Karaoke

Nature trail/ Town visit

Arts and crafts
Inter house
tournament
Inflatables and
Academy carnival
Indoor sports
Showcase/
fashion show
Themed disco