Embassy Berkshire

Wellington College

Quick facts

Location: Wellington College, Duke’s Ride, Berkshire, Crowthorne RG45 7PU

Dates available: 02 Jul –13 Aug

Ages: 10–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation:  Single standard room

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Wellington College is one of the most prestigious independent schools, not only in the UK, but across the world. Founded as a tribute to Duke Wellington, and opened by Queen Victoria in 1859, the College is steeped in history and British educational traditions.

Located in Berkshire, about one hour from central London, and close to Heathrow airport, Wellington College is like no other school in the world.

Historic and traditional, a truly British experience. This famous and highly respected boarding school provides a world-leading educational environment, and a wealth of first class facilities, all set within an inspirational campus. 

Living

  • Single standard rooms in a traditional British boarding house set up.
  • Bathrooms shared by up to five students.
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available at the residence.
  • Meals are served in a large dining hall
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Linen changed weekly
  • Students must bring their own towel
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival and replacement of lost key is £35

Dining & facilities

All meals are served in a large self-service dining hall on campus.

Breakfast

Continental breakfast including coffee, toast, jam, cereal and fruit

Lunch

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option and halal option
Packed lunches (provided on Sundays): Water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake

Evening Meal

2 courses 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option

Snacks

Vending machines located in each residence building for drinks and confectionAery

Facilities

  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Plenty of outdoor areas for games and activities
  • Astro turf sports pitch
  • Conference Room available

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and informative English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Lecture style and standard classrooms
  • The majority of classrooms are in Darwin College or in nearby academic buildings
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Trinity exam preparation available

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at Wellington College where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check-in to their rooms.

Welcome

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

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 hunt and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games
Excursions and Trips
london
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places such as 

  • Windsor Castle
  • Henley Upon Thames
  • Kew Gardens
King’s College Chapel and the Back Lawn, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Full-day Excursions

Oxford: Students can get to know the other famous university city and visit one of its most famous colleges

Cambridge: Explore this charming, iconic city on a walking tour and visit Kings College

Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture, visit the Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier

Oxford, Bridge of Sighs
Optional
  • Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park.
  • Hampton Court

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

Each 14-night stay will include a number of local visits to  attractions of interest, 4 half-day trips to other exciting places/cities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities like London, Cambridge or Brighton. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

Student may have lessons either morning or afternoon in week one, alternating weekly after that and visits may change.

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. 

LOCAL DOCTOR

New Wokingham Road Surgery

LOCAL HOSPITAL

Frimley Park

INSURANCE 
If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

SAFE 
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+44 7771 845978

Location

Embassy Summer Schools
Wellington College, 
Duke’s Ride,
Berkshire,
Crowthorne RG45 7PU