The first school will open in Pune by September 2023
Wellington College is proud to announce an agreement with the Unison Group to establish a premium Wellington College School in India. Schools will share the values, principles, enduring values and ambitions of Wellington College, while the best combination of British and Indian education will occur. Unison will establish in Pune (also known as ‘Oxford of the East’ * in Maharashtra).
Wellington College International (WCI) is a leading international school group. It is a subsidiary of Wellington College, founded in 1853 under the British Royal Charter and is a leading UK day and boarding school. From its strong heritage history, Wellington firmly faces the future, famous for its pioneering attitude and drive for omnipotent excellence.
The WCI family currently has six schools, with two outstanding partners from China and Thailand serving more than 5,000 students. Each school is a recognized leader in its region and provides world-class academic results and university appointments, including Oxbridge and the Ivy League.
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Unison Group is a premium education provider in India, with four educational institutions including Dehradun and Delhi NCR, including Unison World School, the top girls boarding school in India. Unison Group institutions are known for their quality and academic rigor.
Wellington College International Pune will be a co-educational day and boarding school for 2-18 year olds, established on a campus designed by the award-winning British architect. The school will follow the English national curriculum after completing the IB Diploma, for which Wellington College is among the top academic schools in the world. WCI Pune will also offer unparalleled excellence in sports, music and art. More schools are planned, including a full boarding school.
Pune has long been known as a center of learning, a top university and the largest number of international students in any city in India. It is a global center for innovation, production, technology and medical research, which has recently provided leading expertise in the development and production of the AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine.
* PT Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India
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James Dal, MasterWellington College:
“We are absolutely thrilled that the next chapter in the significant history of Wellington College has seen us partner with Unison in India. From our first meeting, it was clear that the values and educational philosophy of both organizations were combined and it was a pleasure to work together. Pune is such a dynamic and forward thinking city and we could not think of a better place to continue our pioneering education mission.
Scott Brian, International DirectorWellington College International:
“The opening of WCI in India follows our strategy of establishing outstanding school networks in important locations worldwide. India is a progressive country with a dynamic economy, rich culture and passion for education. We look forward to working with WCI Unison to create the best possible combination of British and Indian education, establishing an extraordinary school that is unique to Wellington, providing excellent academic results and opportunities for all students. “
Anuj Agarwal, Co-founder, Unison Education Foundation:
“We are incredibly excited to be part of the Wellington College family. We look forward to working with Wellington to establish outstanding schools in India. Wellington already has strong ties to India through existing students in India and an impressive Old Wellingtonian community. We see this as an excellent opportunity for Indian students to study at Wellington College in their own country and enter the top universities in the world. ”
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