News and Events

Sports Day and Tug O War 2017

Created 21/07/17

This year Sports Day was split into two sections. › read more


Academy Awards Evening

Created 21/07/17

On Wednesday 19th July we held our student awards ceremony here at the Academy. › read more


Summer Festival Day 3

Created 19/07/17

Day 3 ended with the racing of the soap boxes. › read more


Summer Festival Update

Created 19/07/17

Here is another quick update. › read more


Year 9 Rewards Trip - New Forest Water Park

Created 19/07/17

Year 9 recently went on their End of Year Reward Trip to the Water Park which was a lot of fun! › read more


Race For Life Event - 15th July 2017

Created 18/07/17

The Wellington Academy's first (but not last!) Race for Life event took place during a little bit of rain on Saturday just before the Summer Festival. › read more


Summer Festival 2017

Created 18/07/17

On Saturday 15th July Wellington Academy hosted ‘The Summer Festival’ in association with Ludgershall Town Council. › read more


The Week Ahead 17th-21st July 2017

Created 17/07/17

Check out this weeks 'The Week Ahead'. › read more


Year 11 and 6th Form Prom 2017

Created 17/07/17

On the first of July, 2017's Sixth Form leavers came together to celebrate our hard work, thank our wonderful team, and have one final dance as a year group at the White Hart Hotel in Salisbury. Friday 7th July saw Year 11 attend their prom at The Stones Hotel. › read more


Our Students are Published

Created 14/07/17

At the beginning of the week, in our ‘Week Ahead’ we announced that we have some awesome creative writers within our midst who have published books. › read more


Avocado Challenge

Created 13/07/17

A while back Miss Stamp set one of her Year 7 science classes a challenge. › read more


Year 9 Rounders July 2017

Created 13/07/17

The Year 9 Rounders' team captained by Keegan Wards played there final matches of the season on Wednesday. › read more


Academic Excellences and Commitment to Learning

Created 12/07/17

Last Friday we launched our new Academic Excellences and Commitment to Learning Celebration. › read more


The Week Ahead 10th-14th July 2017

Created 10/07/17

Check out this weeks 'The Week Ahead'. › read more


Wiltshire School Games

Created 07/07/17

On the 5th July I took 12 Yr 9/10 to Marlborough College to take part in The Wiltshire School Games. › read more


Ditch the Label

Created 06/07/17

Tomorrow (Friday 7th July) some of our students are running a fundraiser for ‘Ditch the Label’ an Anti-Bullying Charity which wants to reduce the amount of bullying within schools. › read more


Sports Leaders at Clarendon Juniors

Created 05/07/17

Last Friday (30th June) our Sports Leaders were sent to assist with Clarendon Junior’s Sports Day. › read more


The Week Ahead 3rd-7th July 2017

Created 03/07/17

Check out this weeks 'The Week Ahead'. › read more


Not Just Princesses

Created 03/07/17

Meet Thomas, one of our 6th form students. Today we asked him why he chose to look at the significance of women in the American Civil Rights movement. › read more


Sports Leaders Support Primary School Sports Day

Created 30/06/17

Yesterday we sent our brilliant sports leaders out to help support the Collingbourne Primary Sports Day. It was a great day and our leaders did us proud. Well done to all involved. › read more


Charlotte Leaves Us

Created 29/06/17

Today marks Charlotte our Mandarin assistants final day. › read more


DofE Bronze Expedition

Created 29/06/17

On the weekend of the 22nd /23rd June 2017, 22 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award students successfully completed their Bronze Expedition. › read more


Athletics News

Created 28/06/17

The year 7 and 8 athletics team braved the poor weather to represent the academy brilliantly at the Andover area athletics event. › read more


Swimming Gala News

Created 28/06/17

A squad of 17 swimmers represented the academy brilliantly at the Andover Swimming Gala. › read more


The Week Ahead 26th-30th June 2017

Created 26/06/17

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the Academy and check out our Week Ahead. › read more


Staff vs 6th Form Football Match June 2017

Created 20/06/17

Last Friday we had staff vs 6th Form Football match. › read more


The Week Ahead 19th-23rd June 2017

Created 19/06/17

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the Academy and check out our Week Ahead › read more


Year 7&8 School Disco June 2017

Created 19/06/17

Last Friday we had our Years 7 & 8 School Disco. The theme was based on musicals, and party goers were encouraged to come dressed as their favourite character from a musical. › read more


U15 Cricket Tournament

Created 16/06/17

A valiant team effort from the u15 cricket team saw them finish fourth in the Andover tournament. › read more


Half Price Book Fair

Created 15/06/17

We will be holding a half price book fair on Tuesday 27th June - 4th July during morning break, lunchtimes and after school (3pm - 4pm).› read more


U13 Cricket Tournament

Created 14/06/17

The u13 cricket team enjoyed success at the Andover area competition.› read more


The Week Ahead 12th-16th June

Created 12/06/17

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the Academy and check out our ‘Week Ahead’.› read more


Swimming Gala Recruitment

Created 12/06/17

Calling all swimmers. If you swim outside of school and would like to represent the academy at the upcoming swimming gala please let Mr Woodley know ASAP.› read more


The Wellington Bugle - Issue 1

Created 26/05/17

That’s it term 5 is complete and what an action packed term it has been. You can catch up on the latest news and upcoming events by checking out The Wellington Bugle our new termly newsletter.› read more


Dates for your Diary May 2017

Created 26/05/17

Dates for your Diary! Check out these great events coming up.› read more


Shipton Bellinger Transport Update

Created 26/05/17

FAO Parents/Carers of Students using the transport from Shipton Bellinger provided by Hampshire Council.› read more


Dukebox Radio Schedule

Created 24/05/17

Tune into our enrichment students radio shows weekly on Duke Box Radio.› read more


Media and Marketing Meeting

Created 15/05/17

The Wellington Academy are hosting a free breakfast meeting for The Tidworth Chamber of Commerce entitled ‘Media and Marketing’ on Wednesday 31st May 7.30 -10.00am.› read more


PTA Quiz Night

Created 12/05/17

The Wellington PTA will be hosting a quiz Evening on Friday 19th May from 7pm. It is £5 per team of 6 people which includes a free hot or cold drink. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. What are you waiting for get your team together and ‘Let’s Get Quizzical!’› read more


PGL Sports Tour 2017

Created 12/05/17

Last week a group of students went on a sports tour to PGL Liddington.› read more


Non School Uniform Reward (KS3) - Year 8/9

Created 11/05/17

For those students who are continuing to show an exemplary approach to learning and a fantastic attitude around the school building non school uniform day will be on the Friday of each week as they are used to.› read more


The Nest Visit the PE Department

Created 10/05/17

Our PE department recently hosted visitors from the Nest.› read more



Created 08/05/17

This week it is Mental Health Awareness Week.› read more


Students Visit the Savoy

Created 05/05/17

The professional Chef students spent a great day in London at the Savoy Hotel on the 5th April.› read more


Look How Much We Raised!

Created 04/05/17

As promised here is the grand total raised.› read more


The Wellington Academy Heroes Assemble in Aid of Help for Heroes

Created 28/04/17

When the heroes assembled at the Academy.› read more


Help for Heroes Fundraiser

Created 25/04/17

Don't forget we have our Help for Heroes Fundraiser on Friday (28th April).› read more


PTA Dates for your Diary

Created 24/04/17

The Wellington Academy PTA are excited to launch their next events at the Academy. However we would love for more parents/carers to get involved with the PTA and always welcome new members to come along to meetings.› read more


Car Wash Deki Project

Created 12/04/17

Year 9's as a part of their leadership lessons have been raising money for the Deki project engaging in a range of business ventures using micro finance to start up their businesses. Ms Phillip invested £1 in their businesses and challenged the groups to raise as much money possible. This would help pupils to empathise with the Deki entrepreneurs they hoped to invest their earnings in. Pupils over three weeks have raised over £150 from just an initial £1 investment each.› read more


The Wellington Academy Science Fair

Created 07/04/17

Wednesday, 15th March, saw the return of the Annual Wellington Academy science fair. Students from the academy, as well as local primary schools, displayed experiments they had conducted or projects they had made. These included ‘Making Slime’, ‘Does the colour of a candle affect its burning time?’ and an investigation into the melting times of different substances.› read more


House of Lords Visit

Created 22/03/17

On Tuesday 21st March Millie Richards and Jade Cummins visited the House of Lords for a debate and formal luncheon about medical imaging. The two students are in year 11 and hoping to study medicine in the future, the experience has helped them gain an insight into the medical industry and gain confidence within debating.› read more


Help for Heros Fundraising

Created 21/03/17

On Friday 28th April the Academy will be holding a HELP for HEROES fundraising event.

There will be lots of activities, these include:› read more


Anti-Bullying Campaign

Created 21/03/17

Following on from the success of our first Anti-bullying campaign evening, please click on the link below to hear a radio interview recorded with BFBS on March 14th more


Make the 'Wright' Choice

Created 17/03/17

We are working with Bewiser Insurance and Mark Wright, winner of BBC’s 2014 “The Apprentice” who will be presenting on Tuesday 28th March at The Wellington Academy from 3pm in the theatre.

The presentation will be a chance for students and parents to gain an insight into competitive business, the importance of hard work and perseverance as well as anecdotes on surviving Lord Alan Sugar’s boardroom!› read more


Splash Easter 2017

Created 17/03/17

This Easter Splash will be delivering 8 free, activity days across Wiltshire, 2 of these activities will be in the Tidworth/Ludgershall Area – (please see the attached posters for information)

If you are working with young people aged 9-16 years who would benefit from attending positive, safe, fun activities please refer them to Splash by 23rd March. All activities are free to access and transport pick up points are available from the local area.› read more


Enrichment 14-03-17

Created 16/03/17

Students have been working hard this afternoon with various Enrichment classes taking place.› read more


Science Fair 2017

Created 14/03/17

Projects, from local primary schools and students from the academy, will be on display for all to come and view. There will also be fun demonstrations and competitions to take part in. All welcome in the atrium Wednesday 15th March, 5.30-8pm.› read more


TWA Letter

Created 09/03/17

It has come to my attention that some concerns have been raised, via a public social media forum, by a small group of parents about bullying and perceptions of how bullying it is being addressed by the Academy.

Over the last couple of years, we have increased and improved our pastoral care and students’ perceptions of how we deal with bullying has significantly improved. This has also been confirmed by external visitors and inspectors. It is therefore disappointing to know that a minority of our parents still feel we are not adequately dealing with the more


Working in the Community

Created 06/03/17

A group of 15-16 year 7's are currently working with Wiltshire Wildlife trust on a litter campaign. Students will be designing posters that will be judged by Wiltshire County Council and Tidworth Parish Council. The winning design will become the official poster. We are immensely proud of the good work these students are doing in the more


Students get creative in Geography

Created 06/03/17

In term 3, Year 7 students studied rivers and Year 8 students studied glaciation. To show their new found knowledge in these topics they have been very creative and came up with a variety of interesting ways of displaying what they covered.

Here is a small selection of the great work students produced:read more


Working with local Year 5 children

Created 06/03/17

On Friday 24 February the Jaguars Class (year 5) from Castle Primary School in Ludgershall came to the science department at the Academy. We were working with them on their science topic of "Materials". By coming to the Academy the children were able to use our labs and equipment to carry out tests that they wouldn't have been able to do in their primary classroom. We laid on a series of practical activities for them to test a range of materials. These ranged from heating the materials to looking at them under a more


Jewellery Making

Created 06/03/17

As a beginners project to introduce jewellery making we made a memory wire bracelet and a memory wire ring. These are quick, easy and fun to make. We then moved on to making beaded earrings - learning the name of equipment, findings and techniques.

The following projects were made by Beckie Brown (Year 9) & Leah Overnall (Year 8):read more


New York Trip 2017

Created 06/03/17

On Thursday 9th February, twenty 6th Form students embarked upon a journey to the Big Apple – New York City. Despite multiple weather delays, we finally arrived at JFK Airport and were greeted by a snowy, crisp night. After making our way to the hostel and dropping our bags off, we popped over to a pizzeria across the street and realised their ‘mediums’ are a lot larger.

After a long awaited sleep, we walked through the city up to Macy’s – the largest store in the world. We were treated to a behind the scenes Macy’s tour where we learnt about all areas of the business from operations to marketing. We then headed to the top of the Rockefeller Centre to take in some breath taking views of Central Park and Manhattan. Later in the day, we ventured over to Brooklyn on the Subway to eat at a BBQ restaurant before heading to the Barclays Centre. We took our seats to watch the Brooklyn Nets surrender a strong advantage to the Miami Heat, in a very entertaining more


From Tidworth to the Capital...

Created 01/03/17

As part of our curriculum, we have introduced a wide range of Enrichment lessons for our students. Students can select from a variety of exciting activities such as horse riding, radio, cookery, creative writing, gardening and many more.

Our creative writing students have been given a wonderful opportunity to join forces with Wellington College students on one of their projects. Wellington College will have a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in May, their garden design is called ‘Breaking Ground’ and will include a large messaging more


Inter-House Cross Country

Created 01/03/17

Monday 6th to Friday 10th March is inter-house cross country week in core PE. All students will be completing cross country during their core PE lesson; please bring suitable footwear and warm, dry clothing. If you have any questions please speak to a member of PE staff.


Rock Challenge 2017

Created 27/02/17

During half term on Monday 13th Feb a group of 6th formers led a group of 32 students cast and backstage crew to Rock Challenge 2017. The amazing group of 6th formers choreographed the piece, designed the set and the costumes based on the theme of the Orlando Shootings. They organised rehearsals after school and used up a lot of their own time to ensure it was more


Year 9 Bottle Recycling

Created 24/02/17

We glammed up and recycled old bottles and vases using twine. Once complete - they can be used as shown in the picture below as decorative pieces or vases. Not only a great rainy day activity but very cheap - old bottle, pva glue and twine or wool. We also added a little ribbon and paper flowers for more


Year 10 Catering for Shipton Bellinger WI

Created 04/02/17

Year 10 Hospitality students have been busy preparing a late christmas meal for members of Shipton Bellinger WI. The meal was held on Wednesday 1st February and 16 of our students took roles as front of house or kitchen staff on the night. The event was a huge success and great experience for the students in the run up to their own organised more


Lacey sisters aren’t lazy

Created 04/02/17

Two Wellington Academy sisters Abi-rose and Summer Lacey have been recognised in school for their volunteering activities in the community. Over Christmas both the girls gave up their whole day on 23rd December to help put together the huge Christmas dinner at the Tidworth Community Centre for the homeless, less privileged and elderly. The girls spent the whole day moving boxes, wrapping gifts and setting up for the huge event which was a huge success. This activity as well as raising money for Help the Heroes and attending scouts would fill up most pre-teen’s spare time but the Lacey girls are too busy volunteering regularly for a charity called French Bulldog Saviours and ran a stall to raise money for the charity at the Academy’s Christmas Fayre raising just over £25 from a cake more


Students Trip to the NEC Hospitality Show

Created 27/01/17

We had a great trip to Birmingham on Monday the 23rd January, It was a great even with lots to do and look at, the students spent time with Springboard ( the association set up to help with careers into Catering and Hospitality).

The students were also given the opportunity to attend seminars, watch live demonstrations or be part of the audience during competitions. We observed two past students from the academy receiving an awards for their competition work , and discussed the possibility of the current cohort partaking in future competition work. We got back late after a long drive, but the students enjoyed the day and found it very more


Non Uniform Day - Friday 20 Jan

Created 17/01/17

Congratulations to our Year 7 and Year 11 students who have shown the best behaviour and the most improvement. As a reward for this, they are able to come into school on Friday 20 January in non-uniform. The theme is sports jerseys. All Year 7 and 11 students wearing non-uniform will need to pay £1 towards fundraising.


Splash - February Half Term

Created 17/01/17

Splash has been commissioned by Tidworth Local Youth Network and Area Board to provide a 12 month .read more


February Soccer School

Created 12/01/17

February Soccer School, Monday 13 - Wednesday 15 February at the Wellington Academy for ages 5-12. Run by Chelsea FC. Book online at: › read more


Beauty Enrichment

Created 09/01/17

The beauty enrichment classes have started and students were enjoying the basics of manicures on Friday 6 January. Mrs Robinson will be showing students nail art, gel nails, lash extensions and tinting. More information to follow and appointments will be available in the future.› read more


The Wellington Academy Calls Out for Votes to Bag a Share of Bag Charge Fund

Created 04/01/17

The Wellington Academy is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.› read more


Design and Technology Trip

Created 19/12/16

On the 3rd and 4th December we went on a design and technology trip to London. The first thing we did was visit The Design Museum, we had a great time looking at all the interesting art pieces that were on display. A few of my favourite pieces consisted of a whole room full of different coloured wool and a shelter made from human hair. After spending the morning in the museum we went on to the London eye where we were split into two carriages. Everyone loved seeing the incredible views that you wouldn’t normally get to see and we picked the right time as the sun was shining over the city and the icy cold air was clear which gave us the privilege of seeing these views.› read more


Global Social Leaders in China

Created 15/12/16

Four Year 10 students have been selected to attend the Global Social Leaders (GSL) programme in China. They set off on their incredible journey along with teacher, Miss Fowler on Sunday 11th December. The programme run by Future Foundations are working with the Wellington Leadership institute bringing students together from the Wellington family of schools. The three day leadership programme aims to develop leadership skills, nurture confidence and empower the participants. The girls have all been having a fantastic time including Thai Chi, calligraphy lessons, a visit to the Chinese circus and of course lots of sight-seeing.› read more


Salisbury Escape Rooms

Created 28/11/16

After a long wait, the day finally arrived for the boarding students to visit Salisbury Escape Rooms, so on Saturday 26th November we set off for Salisbury. The escape rooms is a game where you are locked in a police cell and then a room and have to solve the clues to escape the rooms. It was very challenging and quite difficult at times, with multi-layered clues. The teams showed great determination and leadership skills, they worked together very well, and both teams managed to get out in the end, although team 2 did take rather a long time, and took a very keen interest in the ‘leaf blower!’ We had a great afternoon and would love to go again with a new scenario.› read more


Christmas Fayre

Created 28/11/16

A brilliant turn out for our Christmas Fayre on Thursday 24th November attended by students, their families, staff and the local community. Entertainment was provided by our very talented students. A great atmosphere with many stalls, including a fantastic German themed tea room run by students with proceeds going towards this year’s prom. A truly festive event to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.› read more


Students visit Twickenham Statium to Watch England v Fiji

Created 22/11/16

On Saturday 19th November, 20 students visited Twickenham stadium to watch England take on Fiji. In cold conditions the students saw an excellent game in a terrific atmosphere. There was plenty to cheer on as England ran in 9 tries to win 58-15.› read more



Created 18/11/16

Remembrance Day is an important event at the Academy with over 40% of our students from service families. This year was no exception with a very moving and poignant service attended by members of the local community, Army representatives, governors and local primary schools. The service was delivered by Reverend Annabel Copeland and the Archdeacon of Sarum, Alan Jeans with readings from pupils from Wellington Primary Academy and Castle Primary and a poem written from Academy student, Chloe Hayes. CCF cadets stood solemnly throughout the service and were a credit to the Academy.› read more


Triple P Practical Parenting Programme

Created 17/11/16

Teen Triple P is a practical parenting programme which can help parents and carers to cope positively with some of the common issues associated with raising a teenager. FREE courses for parents and carers of 11-16 year olds. Starting on Thursday 12th January 2017, 4.30pm - 6.30pm at the Wellington Academy. To book your place contact Claire Turner on 07767 230082.› read more


Horse Riding Enrichment

Created 16/11/16

In September the Academy introduced a new enrichment programme where students have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and experiences. Activities range from learning Mandarin to Horse riding which is proving to be very popular! The students attend the Tidworth Saddle Club where they are being taught to ride and learn stable management.› read more


Pro-Cook Students visit Portsmouth University

Created 09/11/16

Pro-Cook students visited Portsmouth University on Tuesday 8th November to look at the under graduate and graduate courses on offer for hospitality and catering management. They visited Highbury College and were shown round the facilities by the head of school including the restaurants and kitchens. The College described the progression routes available to the students following on from the Academy’s Professional Chef course leading to a full degree.› read more


Bonfire Night Celebrations

Created 08/11/16

On Saturday 5th November, Benson House from Wellington College kindly invited the boarding students to their fireworks display. The students were all very excited as we made our way to the college and as it started to get dark we could see other fireworks going off in the distant, making the students even more excited. We were warmly welcomed at the college by Mr Hicks. The students ate hotdogs before proceeding to the fireworks display, escorted by the boys from Benson House. During the evening we watched some great singers and a fantastic band, who were from Benson House, they played some awesome songs, and managed to really get the crowd going! The bonfire was lit and the fireworks started at 8pm, it was a stunning and magical display. It was fantastic to be part of such a lovely event and a memory that we will remember forever! Thank you Mr Hicks for having us.› read more


Christmas Soccer School

Created 04/11/16

Christmas Soccer School, 19-20 December at the Wellington Academy for ages 5-12. Run by Chelsea FC. Book online at: › read more


Y7/8 Halloween Disco

Created 03/11/16

The newly created Wellington Academy PTA organised their first event of a Halloween disco for our Year 7 & 8 students. With a team of more than eight PTA volunteers, together with our fabulous Year 11 Prom Committee members, we welcomed 122 students dressed to thrill and not spill! Students had the chance to show off their dancing skills whilst dressed in some fabulous costumes, with prizes for 'Best Male Dancer' going to Ashan Byron with 'Best Female Dancer' going to Chloe Bannister. Best Costumes went to Deryn Lynn-Smith who won 1st Prize, Jess Page and Harry Brohan joint 2nd place with Harry Oliver winning 3rd place. Students had the chance to join in with Miss Norrish's high octane sequence dancing to up-beat music provided by local, DJ Connor Bullis. The event was a great success which raised over £370, with one attendee saying: "I never realised the Wicked Witch was Miss Norrish, I've only ever seen her in PE Kit"! This was a great way to celebrate the end of half term whilst raising funds for events such as the Year 11 Prom next July. Thank you to all those who offered their time to ensure that this event was a huge success.› read more


Happy Halloween

Created 02/11/16

The boarding students returned from their holidays on Monday 31st October as we prepared for a spooky evening of fun and frolics! Spooky music was provided from DJ Baz, along with House competitions of pumpkin carving and mummification. The Houses were given 10 mins design time and 30 mins carving time, taking their inspiration from a wide range of designs from the experts on YouTube, coming up with some quite impressive results. The overall winner for the pumpkin carving was Blucher House! We then mummified a team mate - using only one roll of toilet paper - and no tape! An interesting 15 mins, but highly successful mummification and masses of fun! › read more


Wellington College Leadership Conference

Created 28/10/16

On Friday 11th October, the 6th Form student leaders and I attended Wellington College for a leadership conference where we had the opportunity of meeting other student leader from schools around the South and discuss methods and strategies that work well or could be implemented to be successful within our schools. Over the course of the day, we took part in many activities and listened to excellent speakers which left us with many ideas that we came back with to put forward to the school. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for all of us and we thoroughly enjoyed it.› read more


Professional Cookery Student Trips

Created 17/10/16

11th and 12th October saw the professional cookery students attend two trips relevant to their course. The first was to a 5 star country house hotel in the New Forest called The Chewton Glen Hotel, considered to be one of the finest independent hotels in the country.› read more


Wembley Trip to Watch England v Malta World Cup Qualifier

Created 12/10/16

Saturday 8th October saw 38 students and 5 staff make their way to Wembley stadium to watch England v Malta in their World Cup qualifier. Everyone had a fantastic day, especially seeing England beat Malta 2-0. All students were superbly behaved all day.› read more


Boarders visit Gravity Force

Created 12/10/16

On Saturday 8th October Mr Rennie and Miss Smith accompanied 28 boarders to Gravity Force. Described by the boarders as ‘trampoline heaven’. It is the UK’s ultimate trampoline park and our core session gave us access to all the park’s facilities for an hour of epicness. At 2pm we all took ‘flight’ and bounced until our heart’s content. › read more


Collaborative Dance with StopGap Dance Company and Icknield School

Created 05/10/16

12 of our GCSE Dance students have been involved in a collaborative dance piece with StopGap Dance Company and Icknield School in Andover. StopGap specialise in working with able bodied and disabled dancers. They are preparing a 40 minute piece in response to art installations at The Lights in Andover, called Moon Language. Essentially, the piece is about the 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, taste and smell). › read more


Head Boy and Head Girl Announced

Created 03/10/16

Excitement was high at lunch time today as students and staff waited for the announcement of the new Head Boy and Head Girl for 2016/17. Nominees waited nervously to find out if they had been voted. A massive congratulations to Tonicea and Anthony on being voted this year’s Head Boy and Head Girl. A happy crowd cheered and shook hands as they walked round the Academy. Well done to all the other candidates. › read more


Students Support KS2 French Learning at Clarendon Junior School

Created 30/09/16

In celebration of the European Day of Languages on Monday 26th September, Clarendon Junior School organised a French cafe for parents and students. Some of our Year 9 and 10 students studying French visited Clarendon to help Year 5 practice their French speaking in preparation for their cafe. The students were brilliant and the event was a great success! Thank you to Baz Reilly from Castledown radio who was interviewing parents and students. A big well done to everyone involved.› read more


WYAP Dance Class

Created 29/09/16

FREE Dance class funded by Tidworth Area Board! Book your place now and don't miss out! Thursdays 5-6.30pm at the Wellington Academy. For more info or to book a place contact› read more


Boarders Enjoy an Afternoon of Footgolf

Created 26/09/16

A great afternoon for boarding students on Saturday 24th September as they got to play Footgolf. Footgolf is exactly what it says, golf with your feet! You have to kick a football into each of the holes and count how many kicks it takes for the ball to go into each hole. Lucia managed the entire course with only 40 kicks, whilst Mrs Davidson took 66. Luckily this wasn’t the house competition for the week! It was a fun afternoon which blew the cobwebs away.› read more


Amazing Win to Kick off the Netball Season

Created 21/09/16

Fantastic start to the netball season with Wellington winning both their first games against Winton. The Year 9 team captained by Charlotte Davidson won 26-6, and the Year 10/11 team captained by Charlotte Tilsley won 31- 3. The players of the match nominated by Winton were Sophie Spenceley and Zoe Sheppard. Netball club for Year 9, 10 and 11's runs on a Tuesday and Thursday 3-4pm.› read more


Boarders visit Stonehenge

Created 20/09/16

The weekend of 17th September saw the boarders visit the world famous and very local site of Stonehenge. Students got the chance to get an up close view of the stones in all their magic. After this we made the short journey to the historic town of Salisbury for a brief bit of shopping and some sightseeing.› read more


Year 11 Catering Students visit Leckford Estate

Created 20/09/16

On Monday 12th September thirty of our Year 11 GCSE catering students visited Leckford Estate near Stockbridge, which you may recognise as 'The Waitrose Farm'. We were given a very detailed insight into how mushrooms are produced, packaged and sent to stores. This taught us valuable information which will help us in the GCSE catering exam such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). The groups were also shown how apples are grown and the tests used to determine whether an apple is destined to be juiced, made into cider or simply eaten. All students were a credit to the Academy and members of the Estate were very passionate giving us an insightful trip.› read more


Harvest Collection

Created 20/09/16

Harvest is about sharing from the good things we have in order to create a fairer world. To celebrate Harvest every pupil and member of staff is invited to give towards the Salisbury Foodbank Harvest Collection. The Foodbank is a charity that provides up to 3 days worth of emergency food for people in need. Items need to be bought into school and given to a class teacher by Monday 10th October. Let’s try to give generously to make a fairer world where everyone can have what they need. Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.› read more


Head Boy and Head Girl Campaign

Created 19/09/16

We are proud to announce this years candidates who are campaigning to be the newly elected Head Boy and Head Girl for this academic year. Over the next two weeks staff and students will have the opportunity to have their vote during a two week campaign run by candidates, which will also include an interview with Ms Phillip. Girls: Miray Ozdogan, Emerald Shury and Tonicea Bennett Boys: Tom Derrick, Juan Sesma and Anthony Durojaiye. We wish them the best of luck. › read more


Students Celebrate their GCSE Results

Created 25/08/16

Students at the Wellington Academy are today celebrating their GCSE results. The Academy, which was rated as “good” by Ofsted in March 2016, has comfortably achieved its second best set of results ever. 47% of students achieved 5A*-C including English and maths and matching last year’s best ever results in terms of the new official performance measure. Students made good progress across the full range of academic subjects, comfortably in line with national averages. Students singled out for having the highest attainment are: Hannah Tribbeck, Tomasz Czechowicz, Gab Fenner, Lauren Hood and Mohi Ahmed. Students who result demonstrated the most progress from primary school include Kyle Roberts, Kyla McClaren, Chandra Limbu, Sajan Uchai, Bethany Keith, Stephanie Savage, Jade Churchill, Elliot Carr-Taylor, Amber Skull, Laura Bushell and William Tweed. › read more


Another Fantastic Year of A Level Results

Created 18/08/16

6th Form students at the Wellington Academy are today celebrating their results. There were some strong results overall, with 65% of A Level grades being A*-C, matching last year’s best ever results, and over a third achieved A*-B. Students did even better in BTEC, with 64% of grades being the top two categories of Distinction or Distinction*, a significant improvement on 2015. › read more


Hero Recruitment

Created 16/08/16

Dear Student, I am excited to be able to announce that we are expanding and creating a more diverse team!
We need as many students as possible from Years 8, 9 & 10 on the Heroes programme. The Heroes programme at the Wellington Academy has been voted into the top 4 nationally out of 100+ heroes journey’s - which is a huge achievement!
Our impact has already been incredible! With a larger team we will be able to have a greater impact.› read more


Sports Day

Created 22/07/16

A great day was had by all on Wednesday 20th July for our annual sports day. Well done to all students who took part and showed great spirit and determination. Competition was fierce with Murray House winning the day with 1052 points, closely followed by Raglan with 1007. Top athletes were Nicola Mitchell-Ansell for the girls and Michael Olufeko for the boys. Students from Raglan House organised and ran a tuck shop raising money for charity. Well done to those students involved.› read more


Activities Week

Created 22/07/16

As part of the Summer Festival, students had the opportunity to try various different activities during activities week from sports, creative arts, bubble blowing, cooking to name a few. We would like to thank our sponsor the Armed Forces Covenant that helped make this happen and the great success it was,  and for all the support given from the men that were in the Academy during this time helping the students each day. During the art sessions students created various different works with the armed forces in mind and their houses. These were then all sewn together and the finished piece can be seen hanging in our atrium alongside our Creative Showcase.› read more


Wellington Academy Heroes

Created 19/07/16

On Thursday 7th July, the Year 9 and 10 Heroes worked with Year 7 and 8 alongside Lauren from Humanutopia. The focus for Year 7 was to extend the session that they had back in January about ‘Who Can They Be?’ During this session students looked at dreams and stereotypes and 'which one did they believe they were?'› read more


Festival on the Field - Saturday 16th July

Created 18/07/16

What a fantastic day! The sun was shining and there was fun for the whole family. Entertainment from the steel band, Ruby Slippers Show School, Ford classic cars, dog show, archery, English tea room and more. Not to mention an array of food on offer, sports tournaments and pony rides. A great success, thank you to everyone for supporting us, Castledown Radio, the Chelsea Foundation and our sponsors the Armed Forces Covenant. › read more


Matt Bates Published in National Press Online

Created 18/07/16

An ex-student, Matt Bates who was our Head Boy from 2014-15 has had an article published on the Mirror online. Matt who is currently working with the momentum project is a keen writer and has been delighted with the opportunity given to him. Momentum are a charity which aim to help talented school leavers find work experience which opens doors to their dream careers. › read more



Created 15/07/16

On Friday 1st July we launched our Alumni. Students who were at our 6th Form, came back to talk to Year 12, 10 and 9 students about life after the Wellington Academy. We were so proud of what our students had accomplished with their lives and how they were an absolute credit to the school. The feedback from our current students was amazing.› read more


Fairford Air Show

Created 13/07/16

On Friday 8th July, ten Year 8 and Year 9 students had the opportunity to explore STEM careers within an exciting arena of air displays and technology. They had first-hand experience of what being an RAF pilot might involve whilst also having the opportunity to speak to pilots at ground level. Exploring inside the airbus or the Pakistan air force plane were just some of the highlights as well as simulators and a range of activities to get involved in. Some students also saw HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.› read more


Race for Life

Created 12/07/16

Cancer! It's a word, not a sentence. But it's the one word that can send a chill down your back. Whether it's your own diagnosis or that of a loved one, it's a disease that can turn into a protracked affair, overwhelming a person's life. Today statistics show that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. But there's also reason for hope, and it's that hope and the fight the fight, find the cure attitude that's motivated us today. Through charity events such as the race for life, cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. Surely that's a reason in itself to donate to such a worthy cause.› read more



Created 11/07/16

It’s been another great season for Rounders’ this year. The teams have had the opportunity to play in the Andover league and the School Partnership league. Every week the girls have attended training and shown excellent commitment. Some of our best results were; Year 8 winning the Partnership league, Year 9 beating John Hanson 19½ to 12½, Year 7 beating Stonehenge and the Year 9/10 team qualifying for the School Games Final.› read more


European Day of Languages 2015 with Local Primary Schools

Created 07/07/16

In September 2015, the Wellington Academy, Castledown radio and our local primary schools joined together to celebrate the European Day of Languages, singing to our audience French nursery rhymes and songs. Listen to the interviews and songs with Baz Reilly.› read more


Selfie v Shelfie Competition Winners

Created 06/07/16

Congratulations to our winners of the Selfie v Shelfie competition. 1st Place goes to Pernelle Vasseur who wins a £20 Amazon voucher. 2nd place - Rease Ramshaw who gets a £10 voucher to spend at the Book Fair. 3rd place to Jasmin Oatley & Nicole Dance who each receive a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair. Well done everyone!› read more


Boarding House Awards Dinner

Created 06/07/16

On Saturday 2nd July Benson and Wellesley Houses came together to celebrate the end of 2015/2016. We had a great menu which included dough balls, Caesar salad, steak with peppercorn sauce, griddled chicken with bbq glaze and salmon en-croute, all served with a range of salads. Dessert was just as spectacular with a choice of chocolate brownie with homemade honeycomb ice cream or chocolate tart with salted caramel sauce! The food was fantastic, thanks to Harrison and the amazing catering team. The evening saw many awards given out for Academic Achievement, Academic Progress, Contribution to the Boarding House, Sports Awards and Bronze and Silver House Awards.› read more


Year 11 Prom

Created 05/07/16

Friday 1st July saw Year 11 attend their prom at Salisbury racecourse. The venue and weather didn’t disappoint, students arrived in spectacular fashion the first being a helicopter landing. There was an array of beautiful dresses and the boys were looking dapper. It was great to see so many staff, parents and friends turn up to watch the students walk the red carpet. The students enjoyed an evening which included; a two course sit down meal, awards, photobooth, sweet cart, professional photography and disco.› read more


Time Capsule Burial

Created 04/07/16

The 22nd of June saw the burial of the Wellington Academy Boarding House's time capsule. This was done along with 43 other boarding schools up and down the UK, as part of The Boarding Schools' Association's celebration of it's 50th year. As the minutes ticked on to the burial taking place the boarding house had a great buzz about it, as students were writing letters to boarders in the future and some even wrote letters to their older self. Questions were posed about politics and economics in the future, questions which we will be able to answer when we return for to dig up the Time Capsule on 22nd June 2041, to celebrate 75 years of the Boarding Schools' Association. It was a truly memorable moment when we buried the time capsule in the knowledge that the next time we will see the contents will be in 25 years, when the students will be in their 40s, and I will be 65!› read more


Boarders visit Lymington Sea Water Baths

Created 04/07/16

On Sunday 19th of June, 25 of the boarding house' younger boarders braved the cold English summer to make a trip to Lymington Sea Water Baths. Despite the cold sea water and cloudy weather, the boarders enjoyed a range of activities from water zorbing, kayaking, water boarding and an impressive 120 metres of inflatable obstacle courses where the boarders could run, jump and dive around into the water. A great and very wet day was had by all!› read more


Summer School, 25th - 29th July for New Year 7

Created 20/06/16

The aim is to provide your child with extra support and confidence prior to starting at the Wellington Academy in Year 7 in September. All activities will offer exciting and unique opportunities to develop Literacy and Numeracy skills. On Friday we will be taking all of the students who have attended the other 4 days to Longleat Safari Park. This will be a slightly longer day than the others. To book call 01264 405060. Limited spaces available.› read more


Boarding Celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday

Created 13/06/16

On Sunday 12th June, boarders helped to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with a quintessentially British tea party. At the last minute we re-located from the street into the warm, dry boarding house. However, the last minute change of location didn't stop us from having a great time! Harrison Catering did a superb job at producing scones, brownies and Victoria sponges for us to eat. It was great to be joining in with the celebrations throughout the UK, and possibly even some parts of the world to celebrate this momentous day. Everyone at the Wellington Academy would like to wish Queen Elizabeth a very happy 90th birthday!› read more


Selfie vs Shelfie Library Competition

Created 26/05/16

Selfie vs Shelfie library competition. Match the teacher to their bookcase. Running from Monday 13th June - Friday 24th June. Entry forms and competition in the library. 1st prize £20 Amazon voucher, 2nd prize £10 to spend at the book fair. Winners announced Monday 27th June. The book fair will be on from Tuesday 28th June - Monday 4th July.› read more


Race for Life, Sunday 10th July

Created 23/05/16

Miss Smith, Miss Van Niekerk and 14 of our Wellesley boarding girls are taking part in this year's Race for Life in Salisbury on 10th July as part of the Boarding Charity Committee focus. The girls chose Cancer Research because it is a charity very close to everyone's heart. They wanted to do something whereby they could train and work as a team. You can read our individual stories on our fundraising page.› read more


Boarding Open Evening, Thursday 16th June, 7-9pm

Created 20/05/16

Boarding Open Evening, Thursday 16th June, 7-9pm. Full, Weekly and Flexi boarding offered.Address from Director of Boarding and students at 7.45pm Refreshments available. › read more


Athletics County Trials

Created 18/05/16

On 17th May the following students part in the Area Athletics Trials held at Marlborough College track; Bora Goksal, Luke Leadbeater, Billy Batson, Dan Emm, Jordan Bloomfield and Alex Gordan. The students raced against schools from across the area with some brilliant results. Luke Leadbeater came in 1st in the 80m hurdles and 2nd in the 100m sprint, Alex Gordan came 3rd in the 100m and Bora Goksal came 3rd in the 100m. All the boys who took part performed amazingly well and were up against some really strong competition. We now have to wait to see if any have qualified for the Athletics County Championships. › read more


Liddington Sports Tour

Created 18/05/16

Over the weekend, 6th - 8th May, thirty one students went on the Liddington Sports Tour held by PGL in Liddington. Nine boys attended to play football and take part in team building activities and twenty two girls who took part in a netball tournament where they played against teams from all around the country. › read more


Year 9 Football Team win Salisbury District Cup

Created 12/05/16

On Wednesday 11th May, the Year 9 football team, sponsored by Harrison Catering, wrapped up a resounding Salisbury Cup victory with a comprehensive 8-1 victory against local rivals John Hanson. Well done to all involved!› read more


Rogue's Odditorium

Created 12/05/16

Book your tickets now for Rogue's Odditorium, Thursday 16th June. See Stage 65 Wellington and Wellington Academy Dance Group in their first performance at Salisbury Playhouse. Call 01722 320333 or visit › read more


Boarding Trip to AirKix, Basingstoke

Created 11/05/16

Every weekend boarding students have the opportunity to go on various trips. On Sunday 8th May we visited AirKix in Basingstoke an indoor skydive. When we arrived at the centre we got a glance of what we were about to participate in. After a short wait the girls were taken into a classroom along with Miss V to be taught how to successfully complete the indoor skydive.› read more


DofE Students Meet Prince Edward

Created 29/04/16

On 28th April, the Wellington Academy Duke of Edinburgh students were very fortunate to be amongst other Wiltshire students meeting Prince Edward, HRH The Earl of Wessex. Prince Edward is touring Britain, meeting young people to hear about their positive experiences of the DofE award scheme, that his father set up. It is part of the 60th anniversary of the DofE award. Students were lucky enough to be able to speak with the Prince whilst undertaking a problem solving command task, participate in archery and rifle shooting. › read more


Students Pass their Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Created 28/04/16

On the weekend of 23rd April, 20 students took part in their practice DofE expedition led by Mrs Whishaw. On the first day they walked in Collingbourne Woods and then the Vale of Pewsey, near the White Horse. It was hard work carrying the heavy packs and despite some navigational errors, all groups showed brilliant team work and enthusiasm. They all passed their practice and can now go on to complete their assessment expedition in June. Many thanks to all the staff that volunteered to give up their free time and help - Mrs Cuthbert, Miss Grainger, Mrs Evans, Mr Davidson, Mr Newman and Major Carey.› read more


The Wellington Academy Celebrates Success - an Ofsted GOOD School

Created 21/04/16

Press Release - The Wellington Academy celebrates success It has been an impressive year at the Wellington Academy. Following on from our best ever results in summer 2015, the Academy was officially judged as a "Good" school by Ofsted in March 2016. The Academy is based between Ludgershall and Tidworth and boasts a modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Significant changes in leadership and governance in 2013 have made a positive impact on the quality of education provided. Ofsted praised the quality of teaching, the leadership and the behaviour of the students and marked a significant milestone in the Academy's history. Staff and governors are clear that the journey is not complete and the aim is to achieve the coveted "outstanding' rating next inspection.› read more


New Head of Governance

Created 21/04/16

Katie Paxton-Doggett has been appointed as Head of Governance at Wellington College Academy Trust. Katie is a Governance Specialist who is qualified as a Solicitor and Chartered Company Secretary. She has significant experience of issues facing Academies and Multi-Academies particularly relating to corporate governance and the role of the Board of Trustees.› read more


Sky Sports Living for Sport Project

Created 20/04/16

On Friday 15th April, fifteen students from Year 7 & 8 were selected to take part in the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project with this year’s Sport Mentor Jamie Barrow. Jamie is currently Britain's fastest snowboarder and has overcome serious injury to achieve some amazing speed records on a snowboard. Jamie spoke to our students about the 6 keys to success - Mental Toughness, People Skills, Hunger to Achieve, Sport and Life Knowledge, Breaking Barriers and Planning for Success and how they can not only relate these to sport but also life. They took part in team building activities in the afternoon working with people they didn't know and did a fantastic job. They will now be working as a group during Term 5, working towards running an activity afternoon with a local Primary School to develop their confidence and hopefully inspire others to enjoy sport.› read more


Humanities Easter Projects - 'Gold' Approach to Learning

Created 15/04/16

Over Easter humanities students have shown ‘Gold’ approach to learning by creating some amazing home learning projects. During term 4 Year 7 students have been studying the Tudors in their history lessons and for home learning have created visual representations of the religious roller-coaster that took place at that time. › read more


Year 7 Residential to Kilve Court

Created 24/03/16

Year 7 went to Kilve Court Outdoor Residential Centre on 21st - 23rd March 2016. They completed a range of activities including high ropes, mountain boarding, climbing, archery and all embarked on a long walk up the Quantock Hills to build shelters. Activity days were packed with lots to do but when they did have some free time they spent it within and around their cabins. Students stayed in wooden cabins in groups of 4/5. In the evenings they went on a night walk down to the local beach looking out over the Bristol Channel and took part in some songs around the campfire showing off talents such as dancing and miming and finishing off roasting marshmallows. They were accompanied by 5 members of staff who all said their behaviour was fantastic and they all seemed to enjoy the trip! All were tired at the end of the three days!› read more


Berlin Visit

Created 24/03/16

Towards the end of March, 26 GCSE and A Level history students visited Berlin, the capital city of Germany. This was to support the students in their understanding of the syllabus on German history in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.› read more


End of Term Boarding Meal

Created 22/03/16

On Monday 21st March fourteen boarders had their end of term meal to Wagamama's in Salisbury. At the end of every term, a number of boarders are selected to go to a restaurant for a meal with a member of staff. Each term the criteria is different, it may be that the prefects have done a particularly superb job, rooms have been particularly tidy, or academic progress has been made.› read more


Duke of Edinburgh Group visit the New Forest

Created 21/03/16

The Duke of Edinburgh group had a great day in the New Forest on Sunday 13th March. The participants put their navigation skills into practice, ready for their expedition at the end of April. Mrs Whishaw's group had an eventful time, getting stuck in the mud and getting covered in the process. Mr Davidson's group were remarkably clean. It was a great day in the sunshine. Thanks to Mrs Evans and Mrs Cuthbert for helping with the day.› read more


Students Report on Upcoming Events

Created 18/03/16

On Friday 18th March 2016, the Wellington Academy will participate in sports relief, one of the most renowned events happening in the UK. Sports relief is a charity organisation that helps a variety of people around the world. Furthermore, 50% of the money raised will go to causes here in the UK and the other 50% will go to causes around the world’s poorest countries, such as Africa. Sports relief is a two day event that happens each year, so feel free to join in any other fundraising ideas. › read more


Ella Barns Represents the Academy at Salisbury Cathedral

Created 13/03/16

On Sunday 13th March, Salisbury Cathedral hosted a service for the Rule of Law. Lady Gooch, the High Sheriff of Wiltshire has been an enthusiastic supporter of Wellington Academy for a number of years and therefore chose the school to represent all secondary schools in Wiltshire. So in front of Lady Gooch, Presiding Judges of Wiltshire and many other legal leading figures of Wiltshire, as well as the Bishop of Salisbury, Ella Barns, Year 7, confidently fulfilled this honour of reading a prayer during the service. Well done, Ella. › read more


Wonderful Welly Bake Off

Created 09/03/16

On Tuesday 1st March, the Welly Bake-Off was held with a book theme for World Book Day 2016. Teachers and students baked cakes including; The Lorax, The Hunger Games, The Little Prince, Harry Potter and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. › read more


Boarders visit Longleat Safari Park

Created 03/03/16

On Sunday 6th March as the sleet was falling, we made our way through the countryside for a long awaited trip to Longleat Safari park. After arriving and getting our tickets, we headed off into the safari adventure. We drove through the different areas and it was strange to see that the animals were free to wander around freely, and it was us that was caged in! We saw an amazing pride of lions resting in the sunshine (with intermittent sleet!). › read more


Law Students Visit Crime Museum

Created 03/03/16

On Wednesday 2nd March, eleven 6th Form Law students travelled to London to visit and explore the Crime Undiscovered exhibition at the Museum of London. Following a very rainy start and some initial anxiety about navigating the inner city tube system, students spent the morning reading, observing and analysing artefacts of famous crimes. This included real evidence presented in the trials of the Kray Twins; the 7/7 bombings and Jack the Ripper. Students were also shown video recordings of victims of crime talking about their feelings and reactions in order to better understand how crime affects others. Upon reflection, Savanna Grief said, “I can't believe we actually got to see the ropes they used in hangings in the 19th century, it was very surreal” while fellow student Dan McKeown explained, “I was really intrigued at all of the murder case evidence – it was very interesting to see what types of things they used and how they put it back together to paint a picture of the crime”.› read more


Wellington Family Heads of Boarding Conference

Created 29/02/16

The Wellington Family are the only group who offer boarding across the entire range of sectors; independent, state, prep and international. Tom Hicks, Head of Group Boarding at Wellington College arranged the first ever, three day conference towards the end of February, bringing together the heads of boarding, and deputy heads across the sectors. It was quite a challenge to organise, as he had to co-ordinate bringing over the staff from Wellington International Shanghai and Wellington International Tianjan, however he achieved it, and put together a magnificent program of events over the three days.› read more



Created 29/02/16

On Thursday 21st January, Lauren and Tamara from Humanutopia visited the Academy to work with our students. The first half of the morning was with Year 7 students helping them to develop themselves as a person. The students worked really well in an unfamiliar environment, many collaborated with other students that they wouldn’t usually talk to. They worked really hard and successfully managed to develop in a short space of time.› read more


Outward Bound Trust Trip - North Wales 2016

Created 24/02/16

Despite the coach breaking down, 34 Year 9 students arrived at Ogwen Cottage North Wales in the driving rain on Monday 8th February in the afternoon. The purpose? to begin a week long adventure that would push them to their limits both physically and mentally. The first evening was spent getting to know the instructors and our surroundings as well as playing various team games designed to help us later in the week, when team work skills and being able to depend on each other would be vital.› read more


Curry Evening

Created 12/02/16

Professional Cookery students put their skills to the test with a fantastic curry evening on Thursday 11th February for staff and the local community. With an array of dishes on offer, guests had plenty to choose from with a choice of starters and curries followed by dessert. A wonderful atmosphere and amazing food led to a very enjoyable evening. Well done to all the students for a great night.› read more


Parlez-vous Français?

Created 12/02/16

On Wednesday 10th February, the Academy welcomed students from local primary schools to come in and join KS3 students to watch the French play 'Parlez-vous Français?' by Onatti productions. The event was a huge success with everyone enjoying themselves, having lots of fun with some real laugh out loud moments. There was audience participation with one student taking a lead role in the play. A big thank you to Onatti Productions on a fantastic performance and well done to all students on your impeccable behaviour. A credit to the Academy and your local schools.› read more


Year 7 Staying Safe Online

Created 10/02/16

Year 7 students have been promoting staying safe online in conjunction with Safer Internet Day 2016. This term, students have been looking at social media literacy in their Well-being lessons culminating in their ‘social without media’ lesson at the end of term. For this, students created paper versions of internet profiles after discussing what online profiles should and should not contain; they stuck these around the classroom and then had to move around to comment on other students’ profiles. › read more


‘RAW 2016’ - Raising Aspirations Week

Created 08/02/16

During the week 25th - 29th January, the whole of the Wellington Academy was transformed in to a hub of activity to raise students’ awareness and aspirations about their future careers and pathways. All week the assembly focus was about thinking big and aiming high. During tutor time, students played a game where they learned about the 10 apprenticeship sectors and careers within them. › read more


Rotary Club's Young Chef Winner

Created 04/02/16

The Wellington Academy was this year's venue for Salisbury Rotary Club's Young Chef Competition held on the 28th January. Judges Mike Clarke and Sam Twyman of "Forking Out 4 Food" in Salisbury praised the competitors in a hard-fought competition, but were united in their decision to award Liam Jewitt "best in class!" Liam will now compete in the District Final held at the Bournemouth College of Food and Hospitality on Saturday 27th February. › read more


Year 9 Focus Reading Group

Created 04/02/16

This term sees the continuation of last term's successful Year 9 reading focus group, with both students and their family members working with staff, to accelerate not only their reading ages, but their confidence in reading over the coming months. In Term 2 over 60% of the students who attended the group every week, alongside reading more regularly at home, increased their reading age by 7 months or more. A fantastic achievement for such a short time period. › read more


Parlez vous Francais?

Created 02/02/16

As part of the KS3 French curriculum, we have arranged for a touring production of Parlez-vous Français? by Onatti Productions Ltd to come into the Academy. This is an exciting production which we are sure your child will thoroughly enjoy and which will enhance their learning.› read more


Cadets First Exercise

Created 02/02/16

On Friday night, 29th January, the cadets had their first exercise of the year. They learnt to make shelters out of simple tarpaulins (bashers) and cooked their ration packs in the field. The cadets went on a patrol in the dark, returning for hot chocolate around the camp fire. It was a damp night, but they were still smiling on Saturday. Route cards, stretcher races, a first aid casualty simulation and navigation kept everyone busy. Finishing off with hot dogs around the camp fire, with some welcome sunshine thrown in. Well done to all who took part in the weekend.› read more


Year 9 'Limitless Grubby Run'

Created 02/02/16

This year, Year 9 students from the Academy and 3rd form students from Wellington College are teaming up across three events called 'The Limitless Grubby Run'.› read more


School Lottery

Created 02/02/16

Join the school lottery for a chance of winning £25,000 each week. Show us some love! Buy your tickets today to help our school. All of our profit goes to OUR school! A GUARANTEED prize to someone on our supporter list every week! Start supporting NOW for only £1 a week! A further chance of winning £25,000. Click here to SUPPORT TODAY.› read more


Year 7 Geographers

Created 02/02/16

As part of the geography curriculum, Year 7 geographers looked at the micro climate of the Wellington Academy. In order to understand the concept, they made their own weather instruments to measure wind speed, wind direction, cloud cover, rainfall and lastly temperature. We picked three different sites around the Academy to see if there was a micro climate. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending which way you look at it, Storm Gertrude decided to appear that day. Therefore we go some very strong wind readings and some students handmade instruments survived! Year 7 is now analyzing and evaluating the data in order to make valid conclusions. A special well done to Lee Lewis who made an electrical anemometer which was linked to a volt meter.› read more


6th Form Newsletter

Created 29/01/16

Read the latest 6th Form newsletter written by the students.› read more


Making Sense of Dyslexia

Created 27/01/16

Wednesday 24th February 2016, 7–9pm at Downton CE (VA) Primary School, Gravel Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3LZ. We warmly welcome parents and carers to an evening of dyslexia awareness - top tips, ideas and celebrating strengths.› read more


Year 7 Girls Football Success

Created 21/01/16

The Year 7 girls football team celebrated a resounding victory yesterday following an excellent performance in the district football event held here at the Academy against John Hanson, Harrow Way, Test Valley, Testbourne and Rookwood schools. Winning all 5 games, scoring 17 goals and conceding 0, the girls worked tirelessly throughout the evening and thoroughly deserved their success. A massive well done to all involved.› read more


6th Form Talk from Professor Lawrence D Hurst

Created 21/01/16

6th Form biology students had the opportunity to listen to an enlightening talk yesterday by Professor Lawrence D Hurst FMedSci FRS on evolution and genetics. He is the professor of Evolutionary Genetics and Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution, in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at The University of Bath.› read more


Young Carers Awareness Day

Created 21/01/16

Are you a young carer? On Thursday 28th January, the Academy will be joining in with the Young Carers Awareness Day. Supporting all the young carers looking after a family member every day. On the first Monday of every month we hold a support group for all these students to get together chat, listen to music and have some fun! A FREE lunch is provided. So why not come along, 12.45 in the Ark.› read more


Academy going Cashless Spring 2016

Created 21/01/16

In Spring 2016, the Academy will be introducing a cashless environment. Following the Easter holiday, we will be phasing out all cash up until the summer holidays with the aim of being completely cashless in September 2016. This will ensure a safer, more efficient environment for our students and staff. Please note we will no longer accept cheques from 22nd February 2016. All parents are allocated a ParentPay account and, if they require, a PayPoint card. These accounts and cards are used to pay for school lunches, trips, music lessons and much more.› read more


School Lottery

Created 20/01/16

Join the school lottery for a chance of winning £25,000 each week. We've Launched a Lottery! Buy your tickets today to help our school. All of our profit goes to OUR school! A GUARANTEED prize to someone on our supporter list every week! Start supporting NOW for only £1 a week! A further chance of winning £25,000. Click here to SUPPORT TODAY.› read more


RAW 2016

Created 19/01/16

RAW 2016 (Raising Aspirations Week) 25th - 29th January, including the annual careers fair on 28th January, open to years 9 -13. With over 50 stalls from industry representatives, universities, apprenticeship providers there is a lot on offer to inspire your career choice.› read more


Meal Deal

Created 18/01/16

Harrison Catering - Meal Deal. Coffee shop promotion - pick up a healthy packed lunch containing: 1/2 filled baguette, choice of fruit bag or vegetable, crudites and a carton of fruit juice or small water for £1.95.› read more


Random Acts of Kindness Day, 17th February

Created 14/01/16

Random Acts of Kindness Day - 17th February. House assemblies will take place the week before half term.› read more


Tanya Landman Author Visit, 2nd February

Created 12/01/16

Tanya Landman, winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 for her novel 'Buffalo Solider' will be talking to Year 7 & 8 with the opportunity to buy one of her books and have it signed by her.› read more


February Soccer School

Created 08/01/16

Chelsea Foundation Soccer Schoo. Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th February, 9.30am-3pm. Ages 5-12.
Book online at email: or call 01932 59614.› read more


Chemistry Lecture at the University of Southampton

Created 04/01/16

On 16th December, thirteen Year 8 students went to the University of Southampton with Mr Woods and Miss Van Niekerk. They were told of the research the University was currently involved in with regards to new materials development in the chemistry department; including the universities research into materials for more efficient solar cells. They were also given a talk by a current biology PhD student who was studying the "Tasmanian Devil" to understand how specific cancers are transmitted in this species and what implications this could have for human cancer research. The lecture was concluded with a "whizz-bang" chemistry demonstration by Dr Ian Dunne, who demonstrated lots of experiments we don't have the equipment for in a school lab. It was so explosive that we had to be evacuated at the end due to the fire alarms being set off! The Year 8 students were a credit to the Academy. They listened carefully and contributed to the discussions led by the presenters.› read more