In the mid 1990’s, there were a great number of significant changes over a comparatively short period of time. The most transformative was perhaps the amalgamation with the Mossblown preparatory school, Drumley House, in 1996. Already with boys up to S2 by this time and soon to be fully co-educational throughout, the merged school was now the only independent school in Ayr – a legacy that lives on to this day. The Wellington Campus now consists of three turreted buildings in a seafront location within Seafield, a residential part of the town, with its own playing fields at Doonside.
In early 2016, the school took full possession of Craigweil Lodge, a property between Carleton Turrets and Craigweil House. The project was completed in late 2018 and more information about this exciting development can be found here.
Wellington School is expanding!
Despite all of these physical changes and a potential closure, Wellington School continues to grow in size and reputation. We feel our success, which sets Wellington apart from other schools, lies in our small classes, nurturing environment, excellent teaching and a clear, unequivocal focus on the individual. Additionally, our aims, although penned in the mid-twentieth century, ring true to this day: “….great importance is attached to the development of character and the formation of good habits, both in and out of school, and the discipline of the School aims at producing productivity, self-control and the power to assume responsibility, thus fitting pupils for the practical and social duties of life.”