Wellington College, The Master’s Voice: New Horizons
We are keen to grow the number of our overseas schools and partnerships through the work of Wellington College International. As many of you will know, Wellington College International Tianjin celebrates its 10th birthday this year and over the past decade, in conjunction with our partners in both China and Thailand, we have supported the opening of schools in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Bangkok, with a school in Nantong due to open in 2022. I visited all these schools in 2019, upon my appointment as Master, and it is genuinely remarkable to witness first-hand how the unique educational ethos and values of Wellington College have been so authentically recreated across such a variety of settings. Over 5000 pupils are currently being educated in affiliated schools on the other side of the world, with each and every one of them proud to be called a Wellingtonian.
As we continue with our strategy of building a network of outstanding schools in key global locations and cities, we are proud to announce that we have agreed terms with the Unison Group to establish several Wellington College schools in India, with the first opening in Pune in 2023. Wellington College International Pune will be a coeducational day and boarding school for pupils aged 2-18, within a riverside campus designed by award-winning British architects. The school will follow the English National Curriculum culminating in the IB Diploma. Just like its sister schools both here in Crowthorne and across Asia, WCI Pune will also offer unparalleled excellence in sports, music, and the arts.
The global challenges which have emerged over the past decade have left the world more fractured than any of us would like, but it is our sincere hope that by continuing to bring the educational traditions of great nations together, by connecting young people and teachers across the world in a united mission to provide high quality, values-based, holistic and transformative educational experiences, we will help create the leaders of tomorrow who will go on to find solutions to many of the issues which we are all currently facing. It is a lofty mission, but one which Wellington College is proud to pursue, and we could not be more excited that the new horizons emerging in India provide the next chapter in this journey.
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