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CurriculumsBritish and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 15
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: 2399 Xuezhi Road Xiaoshan Hangzhou, Zhejiang 311231 China
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Number of students

Capacity of 480 pupils

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 18

Most common nationality

British, American, Australian, New Zealander, Canadian, South Korean, French, Hong Kong

Ratio of local students to international students

All international pupils

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. English is the primary language of instruction. Wellington has an EAL Programme (English as an Additional Language) for a small number of pupils for whom English is not their first language and who need extra support in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, Mandarin, French and Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, there is one teaching assistant per class for Years 1-6.

Use of technology in the classroom

Wellington offers classes in DT (Design and Technology), ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, our academic team are trained and experienced in offering eLearning classes through Microsoft TEAMs and our delivery of eLearning programme throughout the COVID-19 crisis was lauded as one of the best not only in Hangzhou, but in the broader region.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Wellington is a secular school.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Level

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

There is a homework timetable to ensure that homework is planned and managed. The suggested time varies according to age from around 20 minutes in Year 1 to 2 hours per night in Year 10. Homework plans are tailored to the needs of each individual child, in consultation with parents.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Wellington College Hangzhou was founded in 2018, and as such does not have graduating classes yet. However, we expect that our graduation rates and university acceptances would meet or exceed those in our sister schools in Tianjin and Shanghai. To date, more than 40% of graduates have been accepted into the top 10 universities globally.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Pastoral care is a core element of the Wellington educational provision, a part of which includes supporting the needs of children who require additional assistance throughout their learning journey.

Learning support offered

Wellington’s Special Education Needs (SEN) team provides support to pupils with emergent learning difficulties through the Pastoral Care Programme. In order to help pupils reach their full potential, we work closely with teachers and parents identifying needs, assessing the child, planning the right support, and implementing and reviewing SEN support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Wellington provides a deeply personalised and tailored education, which includes providing extension and enrichment for gifted and talented children. Teachers work closely with pupils in providing a differentiated educational experience that helps each child achieve to their full potential.
Additionally, we recognise and reward excellence by offering scholarships in the categories of music, sport and academics. Scholars play a significant role in the life of the college and, whatever their discipline, must show a high degree of ability in their chosen field and be able to demonstrate leadership in the encouragement of non-scholarship holding pupils. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are introducing a range of academic scholarships that can result in significant or full reduction of tuition fees. For the most up-to-date scholarship information, please contact the Admissions team.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Wellington College International Hangzhou is a selective school which, in line with our holistic educational philosophy, aims to admit boys and girls with a wide range of skills and capabilities including those who can demonstrate academic ability, an enthusiasm for arts, music, sports and service.
The admissions process varies across the College and generally consists of an age appropriate academic evaluation; an assessment of cognitive ability; consideration of past school reports and references; review of co-curricular achievements; and an interview during which the pupil should be able to demonstrate a desire to attend Wellington and a willingness to participate in College life.

Waiting list

Some year groups have waiting lists.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no application deadline as Wellington operates a rolling admissions system. However, as the College grows, there will be fewer places available and Wellington encourages early applications.

Students can join after academic year begins

As an international school serving the needs of the international community in Hangzhou, we admit pupils throughout the academic year, where spaces are available.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

Monday through Thursday: 4:00 pm
Friday: 3:40 pm

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Yes. For the 2021-2022 academic year, Wellington offers 24 school bus routes with 79 pickup points across the majority of expatriate living areas in Hangzhou.

School provided lunches

Yes. All pupils are required to eat school lunches provided by our catering service provider, except for those who have special exemptions, such as for religious or medical reasons.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The offered standard lunch provides one of the following options: Sandwich set, Noodle set, Teppanyaki Set, Chinese Set, Italian Set, Western Set and Daily Special Set. Students with specific dietary needs can communicate those with the services team, and they will be appropriated supported.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Wellington believes in a holistic approach to education and offers an extensive Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) programme. Life at Wellington College International Hangzhou is busy and full of rich experiences such as; off-campus field trips to extend learning in real-life situations, visits from international and local professionals, events, activities, festivals and more.
Core to the CCA programme are our School Activities (SAs). These activities take place at the end of the school day and offer pupils a wide range of choices that allow them to extend and challenge their own learning and development, whilst also creating opportunities to nurture talent and foster excellence in fields beyond those that are encountered in the exam hall. Whether it be learning French, making Lego creations, exploring dance styles, applying strategies in board games, testing fine motor-skills or composing musical scores, the School Activities programme provides the essential building blocks that develop well-rounding children with many strings in their bow. The experiences gained through SAs can help children learn to adapt in testing situations and build mental resilience. As an essential part of the CCA programme, our SAs grow and mature over time, providing rich and exciting opportunities for the pupils.

Sports activities included

Football, cricket, basketball, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, archery, gymnastics and athletics.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Sport is a major priority and Wellington’s facilities are second to none, including the sports hall, football pitch, a 400-metre all weather synthetic running track, indoor basketball and badminton courts, and two swimming pools, including a 25 metre, six-lane competition pool.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Wellington Values are courage, respect, iIntegrity, kindness and responsibility. These values continue to underpin the conversations we have with pupils, the messaging we give in assemblies, and are embedded at the heart of our rewards and sanctions at the College. They encapsulate how we want Wellingtonians to be.
Whereas the Wellington Values are sought in Wellingtonians before they even join the College, and will be reinforced and communicated throughout their time as pupils here, the Wellington Identities are what we want all Wellingtonians to be and to become. They are inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. We hope that as they leave the College as Old Wellingtonians, all our pupils will be role-models of these five characteristics, which describe the Wellington identity.

Teaching approach of the school

A holistic education means more than academic success. It means building a tool-kit of skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, team-work, confidence, presentation skills, musical & artistic ability, sporting prowess and more) that Wellingtonians can rely on to help them not only adapt to change, but thrive in the face of it.

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