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Wellington school 

A traditional British boarding school, set in wonderful surroundings, in the popular location of the South West of England. Founded in 1837, the school occupies a 35 acre site in the centre of the market town of Wellington. The school offer excellent facilities for students and it’s a short walk away from local high street and shops. Trains run to London from two nearby train stations. Bristol and Bath are also nearby as is the famous town of Glastonbury.

Quick Facts

Location: Wellington school

Dates available: 10 Jul – 14 Aug

Ages: 7 – 15

Accommodation: Multi bedded standard rooms

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978


  • Room furniture includes single bed, a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Laundry available in residence, free of charge
  • Wi-Fi available throughout
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Common areas and bathrooms are cleaned daily
  • Linen changed weekly, students must bring their own towel
  • Common room available
  • Classes are on Campus
  • Sport facilities and shop on site
  • Damage deposit £30 will be taken on arrival and returned on departure once damage checks are completed.

Food Options


Continental including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit. Full English Breakfast provided on the weekends.


2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal options, large array of salad bowl options and fresh fruit.

Evening Meal

2 courses. 3 options including vegetarian and halal.


Small tuck shop is available for students to buy drinks and snacks.




Wellington School Facilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There is a heated indoor swimming pool on site for use when a life guard is present at scheduled times.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Other sport facilities: 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.


Meals are provided in a large self-service dining hall.


  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20x45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on the first weekday following arrival to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Classrooms are located throughout the campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information


Student will be welcomed upon arrival at the Embassy Summer Office, where they will register and get their keys so that they can check-in to their rooms.


On the first evening, there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.






Activities are organised in-between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as themed discos, talent shows and team games

Getting to and From School Activities

Our students travel by coach for all activities and excursions outside the centre.


Excursions and Trips


  • Our students get to explore exciting places such as Dunster Castle, Lyme Regis


  • BRISTOL: Bansky walking tour and M-shed,
  • Bath and the roman baths and walking tour
  • Tintagel castle and Port Isaac
  • Exeter city and walking tour



Each 14 night stay will include 2 half-day trips to nearby towns and attractions and 4 full-day excursions to other exciting towns such as London, Oxford, Brighton and Windsor. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and trips shown may change.

Arrivals & activities onsite
Testing/Induction or Lessons
Full-day trip to BRISTOL: Bansky walking tour and M-shed, Bath and the roman baths and walking tour
Full-day trip to Bath and the roman baths and walking tour
 Orientation Walk
Half-day trip to Dunster CastleSchool Assembly
Summer Colour Run
Welcome Games or Quiz
Eurovision Karaoke
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Kahoot Quiz

Dodgeball &
Summer Party Disco
SwimmingSwimmingBlind Date
on-site or optional trip to Thorpe Park
Redhill Town orientation walk or on-site activities
Full-day trip to Tintagel castle and Port Isaac
Half day trip to Lyme Regis
School Assembly
Full-day trip to Exeter city and walking tour
Disco Preparation & Mini Olympics
Testing/Induction or Lessons
Welcome Games and Treasure Hunt
Pop Idol Karaoke
The Great Egg Drop


Talent ShowMasquerade DiscoFilm Night 
Culture ClubInternational QuizUltimate FrisbeeTake Me Out

See sample programme

Jul24/14 AugJul 25/15 AugJul 26/ 16AugJul 27 / 17AugJul 28 / 18AugJul 29/19AugJul 30/
Arrivals/activities on-site or optional trip to Legoland Windsor
Testing/Induction or Lessons
Full-day trip to Windsor with walking tour and Windsor Castle visit
Redhill Town orientation walk or on-site activities
Rochester CathedralSchool Assembly
Disco Preparation
Welcome Games and Quiz
X-Factor KaraokeMurder Mystery
Trashion Fashion Show
Embassy Theatre ShowSuper Star DiscoFilm Night
SwimmingQuidditchSpeed Dating