Wellington Wins Top Award For Academic Excellence

Top Scottish Independent School for Advanced Highers in 2017


Like any other school, Wellington is proud of pupils’ results. Not only are they testament to the dedication and educational innovation of our inspirational staff but most crucially, they play a key part in shaping futures – as the passport to further or higher education. Wellington celebrates the achievements of individuals and our solid ethos encourages every child to realise their full potential. Gratifyingly, our system works: every pupil currently in the sixth year has gained entry to a university of their choice and three pupils from a year group of 47, have accepted offers to the University of Oxford.


This month, Wellington was honoured to receive an award for our ranking in Education Advisers’ 2017 Independent School League Tables: Top Scottish Independent School for Advanced Highers in 2017. Surprisingly, none of the Glasgow schools even made the top ten. This award goes to our staff and candidates in 2017 in recognition of their achievements.


Wellington was also placed in the top 15 for Highers with over 80% of exams sat receiving A and B passes. These statistics are impressive and we hope that every pupil will meet, if not exceed, their own expectations in the upcoming diet of examinations.


While League Tables are an indicator, they do not tell the whole story of a school.  The opportunities available to Wellington children of all ages are unsurpassed in South Ayrshire: the Junior Duke, John Muir and Duke of Edinburgh Awards are offered to children throughout the school; we boast a thriving Support for Learning department; our International Education Programme involves every single child in school; our sector-leading Outdoor Nursery provides an innovative learning environment for children throughout the Junior School; and an untold number of extracurricular clubs sow the seed of new passions. In addition to all of this, we are continuing to improve our campus with an ambitious programme of significant investment over the next decade.