Admissions Process

Step 1. Make an Enquiry

You can contact us through our simple online enquiry form, an email or phone call. This might be to request more information about the admissions process, enquire about available spaces or simply to register your future interest.

We will help you set up an appointment at an appropriate and a mutually convenient time. In the interest of safety and security, an appointment is necessary.

To visit the campus, please connect with the Admissions team on admissions.pune@wellingtoncollege.in or you may call the number 8350090909.

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Step 2. Book a Visit

There are several different ways in which you can experience the magic of Wellington College International School Bangkok.

Open Mornings

There are two routes of entry; full fee (and likely means-tested fee-assistance awards less than 75% of full fees) and significant (75% to 100%) means-tested fee-assistance and, having read the information fully, we ask you to select the appropriate route carefully.

As part of the registration process, pupils wishing to join the Wellington College Fourth Form are asked to upload their latest set of school reports and submit a brief personal statement so please do have these ready when you register. There is no template for the personal statement and candidates should therefore present themselves in any way in which they see fit. Candidates may wish to include details such as their academic strengths and interests and co-curricular passions and, probably, why they want to move to Wellington College. We recommend that personal statements are no longer than 500 words.

To register your child via the full fee route, or for fee assistance requests below 75%, we will ask for a registration fee (£300) to be paid. We must stress that this registration fee is non-refundable however far we decide to take your child’s application. This reflects the fact that we put an enormous amount of effort and thought into every application before we choose who to select for each stage of the process. All applicants via this route will be examined remotely and short list selection (after Stage Two below) will take into account information from the personal statement, school reports and the exam results. Please click on the box below to register. The non-refundable registration fee (£300) can be paid by credit or debit card to complete the process. Please do note the small number of places we have available for this point of entry.

Alternatively, if you are unable to pay by credit card or would prefer to pay by bank transfer, our bank account details can be found by clicking here. Please let us know if you make a bank transfer by sending an email to admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

 

14+ Online Registration

Registration for the significant fee-assistance route (75% -100%) does not require a registration fee to be paid. We will, however, ask for a confidential ‘statement of financial position’ form to be completed and sent to us before the exams are completed. This form can be sent directly by families or by any organisation with which they are working (e.g. Royal Springboard). Unfortunately, we do not have financial resources to support every pupil requiring fee assistance and so we are likely, reluctantly, to reject some candidates before Stage Two (below). Please click on the box below to register.

14+ Online Registration – Fee Assisted Route

Private Visit

After the closing date, we will write to candidates asking them to take a series of short exams (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English) which will be sat using digital software at home. For entry in September 2023, these exams will be taken in the first week of December.

In the week commencing 19th December invitations to the short list stages will be sent out by email to selected candidates. Some candidates will be informed that we will not be taking their application any further. It is likely, unfortunately, that only a relatively small number of candidates will be invited to Stage 3 to reflect the small number of 14+ places that will be offered.

References from current schools will be requested for candidates selected for Stage Three.

Stage Three – Interviews and Assessment Days

Candidates will be invited to book a pastoral interview. For entry in September 2023, these interviews will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams and will take place in the week commencing 16th January.

We will host an assessment day at Wellington College on Friday 20th January and an additional ‘international’ interview will be offered to those unable to travel easily to Wellington College.

These assessment days will be fun (!) and will aim to provide an authentic experience of life at Wellington and a chance to experience the culture of the school first-hand.

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Step 2. Register

Once you have visited Wellington College and met our staff, we know that you will want to make an application. To do this, please complete our online Registration Form and submit the required supporting documents together with the non-refundable Registration Fee.

Once all the above has been received and we have a receipt of your bank transfer or payment, our Admissions Team will contact you to guide you through the next steps and arrange an assessment.

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Step 3. Assessment

At Wellington College, we believe passionately in all-round education and therefore our assessment for entry considers the character, interests, talents, and personality of every individual child.

We are looking for boys and girls with potential to become intellectual, inspired and independent learners within an English-language environment. We want them to have the desire and ability to contribute broadly across the co-curriculum so they can develop fully as individuals.

An Assessment can be arranged once we have received an application registration form for your child together with the application registration fee. The procedure for each entry age group can be read in the school Admission policy document.

Please refer to the School grade placement equivalent chart below

WCI, Pune  India  USA  Age upon entry
(Years) 
Pre-Nursery Play Group  - 2  
Nursery Pre-Nursery / EY 1  - 3
Reception Class Junior Kg / EY 2  - 4
Year 1 Senior Kg / EY 3   Kindergarten  5
Year 2 Class 1   Grade 1  6
Year 3 Class 2   Grade 2  7
Year 4 Class 3   Grade 3  8
Year 5 Class 4   Grade 4  9
Year 6 Class 5   Grade 5  10
Year 7 Class 6   Grade 6  11
Year 8 Class 7   Grade 7  12
Year 9 Class 8   Grade 8  13
Year 10 Class 9   Grade 9  14
Year 11 Class 10   Grade 10  15
Year 12 Class 11   Grade 11  16
Year 13 Class 12   Grade 12  17

Equivalent Grade Levels

There are two routes of entry; full fee (and likely means-tested fee-assistance awards less than 75% of full fees) and significant (75% to 100%) means-tested fee-assistance and, having read the information fully, we ask you to select the appropriate route carefully.

As part of the registration process, pupils wishing to join the Wellington College Fourth Form are asked to upload their latest set of school reports and submit a brief personal statement so please do have these ready when you register. There is no template for the personal statement and candidates should therefore present themselves in any way in which they see fit. Candidates may wish to include details such as their academic strengths and interests and co-curricular passions and, probably, why they want to move to Wellington College. We recommend that personal statements are no longer than 500 words.

To register your child via the full fee route, or for fee assistance requests below 75%, we will ask for a registration fee (£300) to be paid. We must stress that this registration fee is non-refundable however far we decide to take your child’s application. This reflects the fact that we put an enormous amount of effort and thought into every application before we choose who to select for each stage of the process. All applicants via this route will be examined remotely and short list selection (after Stage Two below) will take into account information from the personal statement, school reports and the exam results. Please click on the box below to register. The non-refundable registration fee (£300) can be paid by credit or debit card to complete the process. Please do note the small number of places we have available for this point of entry.

Alternatively, if you are unable to pay by credit card or would prefer to pay by bank transfer, our bank account details can be found by clicking here. Please let us know if you make a bank transfer by sending an email to admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

 

14+ Online Registration

Registration for the significant fee-assistance route (75% -100%) does not require a registration fee to be paid. We will, however, ask for a confidential ‘statement of financial position’ form to be completed and sent to us before the exams are completed. This form can be sent directly by families or by any organisation with which they are working (e.g. Royal Springboard). Unfortunately, we do not have financial resources to support every pupil requiring fee assistance and so we are likely, reluctantly, to reject some candidates before Stage Two (below). Please click on the box below to register.

14+ Online Registration – Fee Assisted Route

Early Years Foundation Stage – Pre-Nursery and Nursery (age 2-4 years old)

After the closing date, we will write to candidates asking them to take a series of short exams (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English) which will be sat using digital software at home. For entry in September 2023, these exams will be taken in the first week of December.

In the week commencing 19th December invitations to the short list stages will be sent out by email to selected candidates. Some candidates will be informed that we will not be taking their application any further. It is likely, unfortunately, that only a relatively small number of candidates will be invited to Stage 3 to reflect the small number of 14+ places that will be offered.

References from current schools will be requested for candidates selected for Stage Three.

Early Years Foundation Stage – Reception (age 4-5 years old)

Candidates will be invited to book a pastoral interview. For entry in September 2023, these interviews will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams and will take place in the week commencing 16th January.

We will host an assessment day at Wellington College on Friday 20th January and an additional ‘international’ interview will be offered to those unable to travel easily to Wellington College.

These assessment days will be fun (!) and will aim to provide an authentic experience of life at Wellington and a chance to experience the culture of the school first-hand.

Key Stage 1 (5 and 6 years old at the beginning of the academic year)

Candidates will be invited to book a pastoral interview. For entry in September 2023, these interviews will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams and will take place in the week commencing 16th January.

We will host an assessment day at Wellington College on Friday 20th January and an additional ‘international’ interview will be offered to those unable to travel easily to Wellington College.

These assessment days will be fun (!) and will aim to provide an authentic experience of life at Wellington and a chance to experience the culture of the school first-hand.

Key Stage 2 and above (7+ Years)

Candidates will be invited to book a pastoral interview. For entry in September 2023, these interviews will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams and will take place in the week commencing 16th January.

We will host an assessment day at Wellington College on Friday 20th January and an additional ‘international’ interview will be offered to those unable to travel easily to Wellington College.

These assessment days will be fun (!) and will aim to provide an authentic experience of life at Wellington and a chance to experience the culture of the school first-hand.

For families outside of Thailand, assessments may be performed remotely, as required.

Step 4. Review

The Admissions and Academic Teams will review your application, the availability of a place in the appropriate class and year group, the results of the assessment and, if relevant, academic records from your child’s previous schools.

It is important that any special educational needs are disclosed at this stage and related documentation such as educational psychologist reports or Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are shared so that we can determine if Wellington College is able to provide appropriate additional support.

The decision on whether Wellington College is able to offer a place is communicated by email within ten working days of assessment.

Step 5: Letter of Offer

If successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer by email. This will detail the confirmed year group of entry, enrolment year and term as well as any specific terms of the offer.

You will be asked to accept this offer by signing an Acceptance of a Place Form and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions for Student Enrolment within 10 days of receipt of the letter.

Step 6: Welcome

Once the place has been accepted, the non-refundable admission registration fee, refundable security fee deposit together with the tuition fee are payable in advance. Once received, the Admissions Team will send a Welcome Package by email including orientation material and documentation that needs to be completed prior to enrolment (such as Medical Information, Uniform, Wellington Extra, Security Badge and Car Sticker forms).

New parents are invited to a Welcome Coffee Morning prior to the term of entry which is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other new parents, our Master , Head of School’s , Admissions team who will be more than happy to help you with anything you wish to ask from a parent perspective.

Step 7: Enrolment

Our Admissions Team will guide you through every step of the admissions and enrolment process up to the day your child starts his or her first day of school and ensuring that you feel informed, welcome, and excited about becoming part of the Wellington family.

You will also be introduced to our invaluable Parent Portal designed to provide easy access to all school information including the calendar, sports fixtures, events, signing up to clubs and activities, emails, social media, photos and video, school reports, attendance records and staff contact details.

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