Wellington College in England was founded by Queen Victoria in 1859 as a national monument to Britain’s most renowned military figure, the Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, a statesman and soldier who also served the country with distinction twice as Prime Minister. Over 160 years later, the College is one of the most respected schools in the United Kingdom and one of its greatest educational institutions, pioneering, innovating and transforming education for girls and boys.
In partnership with Wellington College in England, Wellington College China (WCC) opened its inaugural school, Wellington College International Tianjin, in August 2011. Wellington College China continued to grow with the opening of Wellington College International Shanghai in 2014 and the creation of WCC Huili to promote bicultural education. This resulted in the opening of Huili Nursery Shanghai in 2016. Further schools followed with Huili School Shanghai, Huili Nursery Hangzhou, Huili School Hangzhou and Wellington College International Hangzhou all opening in August 2018. Then, in 2022, Huili School Nantong, Wellington College China’s flagship boarding school, opened in September 2022.
Wellington international schools teach a curriculum based on the English National Curriculum, while Huili schools combine the best of the British and Chinese education systems for Chinese pupils aged 2–18.
Today, the Wellington College Family has 10 schools in England, Thailand and China. Wellington College China continues to flourish and plans to take its bicultural education model overseas within the next few years.