Wellington is no exception and over the last three decades the school has seen significant developments. The acquisition of Craigweil House provided the splendid accommodation that now houses the Dining Hall, together with the Music and Mathematics Departments. More recently, of course, the school greatly enhanced its sporting facilities through the development of Doonside and the construction of a pavilion and all-weather surface for hockey.
The next chapter of development is underway as the school now has full possession of Craigweil Lodge and its grounds. This links Carleton Turrets and Craigweil House, giving Wellington School a contiguous campus that stretches from Blackburn Road to the Low Green.
Plans have now been agreed for the development of Craigweil Lodge and the aim is to complete the building work before the end of 2017. The property will include three classroom spaces, toilet facilities and a staff working area.
The completion of building work at Craigweil Lodge will then enable a pedestrian route to be opened between Carleton Turrets and Craigweil House. This will remove the need for pupils and staff to walk along the pavement in order to move from building to the other.
The three asphalt tennis courts behind Drumley are now obsolete, as better surfaces have become commonplace for this sport. Consideration is being given to the possibility of replacing the court closest to Blackburn Road with an all-weather surface and re-landscaping the remainder. A development of this kind would benefit both the PE department and all pupils in the Junior School.
A Working Group has been set up to consider the school’s requirements for additional sports facilities. The Group will draw up a proposal for development, as per the first meeting which took place in February 2017.