Wellington College was granted its Royal Charter in December 1853, with Queen Victoria laying the foundation stone in 1856. It is the national memorial to Britain's most distinguished military leader, the Duke of Wellington, who was described by Queen Victoria as 'the greatest Englishman that has ever lived'. Prince Albert, her husband, took a shaping interest in the school and chaired governors' meetings. After his death, his place was taken by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. Few schools possess such a rich heritage and such a close relationship with the Royal Family. Today, the College is renowned for being an outward-facing school with a strong international perspective. A wonderful fusion of heritage and modernity characterises the educational philosophy of the College where curriculum, facilities, and teaching methods are constantly adapting to the challenges of preparing young people for the ever-changing world of the 21st century.
A wonderful fusion of heritage and modernity characterises the educational philosophy of the College where the curriculum, facilities and teaching methods are constantly adapting to the challenges of preparing young people for the ever-changing world of the 21st century. Wellington College is dynamic in every sense of the word yet is rooted firmly in the five College values – Kindness, Courage, Respect, Integrity and Responsibility – values which underpin every aspect of life at Wellington. Recruitment of staff; selection of students; policies and practices; day-to-day decision making are all founded on the five values.
Our educational philosophy in Wellington College Pune is focused around the traits which we want all Wellingtonians to acquire before taking their place in the adult world.