Apply For Admission

We are delighted that you are considering Wellington School for your child’s education.

Our Admissions Policy provides guidance on the process of admission for prospective parents; please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Registrar if you have any questions about the information given here below.


Admissions Policy

Registering Interest
Wellington School welcomes applications from all parents and will not discriminate on the grounds of nationality, religion, gender or disability.

Parents who are interested in sending a child to the school should first register interest by completing the Registration for Admission form and submitting the registration fee. There is nothing contractually binding for either party at this stage, but the details provided enable us to keep in touch regarding your application and your interest in the school.

Applications for entry at any stage can be submitted at any time of the year and will be considered carefully and within a reasonable time. Many new pupils join the school at the start of the session in August, but it may be possible to join at any time of the year, particularly at some stages.

The Registration for Admission form is available on this page or from the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Marian Dunlop. It should be completed fully and accurately. Details of any health difficulties, special learning needs and disabilities should be notified in order that the school may comply with the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Offers and Entry

The main points of entry are P1, P7 and S1, but applications can be made for entry at any stage. Wellington School offers a wide range of timetabled SQA courses at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels and applications for entry to S3, S5 or S6 are welcome.

Entry to the school is by interview with the Headmaster and by consideration of your child͛’s most recent school report. Additionally, applicants for Primary 7 and Senior 1 will also be asked to sit entrance papers in English and Mathematics. Entrance tests usually take place in late January, but individual arrangements can be made. Offers based on the results of the entrance tests will be made in mid-February.

Before an offer is made, the School will attempt to satisfy itself that the child is of sufficient academic ability to benefit from the curriculum offered. Almost all pupils go on to take four or five Highers in S5 and applicants are accepted on that basis.

When applications are considered, the following will be taken into account:

  • The academic ability of the applicant, as supported by his or her school reports and, where appropriate, performance in the entrance tests.
  • The particular talents and skills of the applicant in other areas, including music and sport.
  • The personal values and qualities of the applicant, as described in school reports and demonstrated at interview.


Pupils are accepted on the basis that they and their parents will uphold the values of the School and be supportive of the School’s approach.


What Next?

Once a place has been offered by the Headmaster, parents are asked to complete the ‘Enrollment Agreement and Parental Consent Form’ if they wish to accept the place. This is then contractually binding and requires parents to give one term’s written notification of termination.


Finding Out More

Open Days are held annually, but you are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school at any time through the year Taster Days can also be arranged by appointment.

The school also publishes a range of material which will be of  as much interest to prospective families as it is for current Wellington parents. Our school magazine, The Turret, shows the breadth of Wellington activity throughout the year and the Annual Report details exam results and highlights of the academic year (excursions, competitions and events) by subject. All of our publications are available to view on our School Publications page.