Wrekin College

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Wrekin College is a co-educational independent school located in Wellington, Shropshire, England. It was founded by Sir John Bayley in 1880 and was known as ‘The School in the Garden’ owing to its extensive gardens and playing fields. Part of the Allied Schools, it is also a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.


The school was founded in 1880 as Wellington College by Sir John Bayley. In 1915 less than of the Lilleshall Hall estate were purchased from the Duke of Sutherland, who retained the Hall and . In 1920, it was sold to the Revd Percy Warrington, a Church of England clergyman and renamed Wrekin College. Girls were introduced to the sixth form by headmaster Geoffrey Hadden in 1975. It became fully co-educational in 1983. There are currently 420 pupils of which 30% are boarders and 40% are girls.

In 2006, the trust was merged with that of the Old Hall Preparatory School (founded 1845), which moved from its original site in the Old Hall on Limekiln Lane to the site of Wrekin College.

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