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Once a complete application has been submitted through Open Apply, the admissions team will contact you with the next steps. An assessment will be arranged if there are spaces available.  The notes on the Open Apply portal do specify whether there are spaces in a given year group but we would recommend parents contact admissions for details about availability before submitting an application and paying the non-refundable fee. Tel.021-51853885 Email: 

Wellington is now accepting applications for entry in August 2021. There is no application deadline but as spaces are very limited in many year groups, we recommend parents to apply early to avoid disappointment. By December in each year, there are usually some year groups that stop receiving applications for the following August.  Please check with the admissions team first.

Application to join Wellington during the current school year are received all year round, on a rolling basis with spaces subject to availability.

Applications for August 2022 entry will open in October 2021.

Applicants for Wellington Shanghai will undertake age appropriate entrance assessment which will take place at the school or remotely if currently living outside of Shanghai. Details of the assessment process can be found in our Applying to Wellington.
Wellington College International Shanghai is a selective school but does not select based upon academic criteria alone. In line with the ethos of the college, we aim to admit pupils with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee after all required documents are received and relevant assessments have been completed. We try to communicate decisions within 5 working days, however, for year groups with heavy application volume, it may take a couple of weeks. Your dedicated admissions officer will keep you informed.
Pupils in Sixth Form (last two years of senior school) at Wellington College International Shanghai are following International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. A wide-ranging and challenging programme of study involving six academic subjects and compulsory elements such as an extended essay and the study of the Theory of Knowledge.
The 2020 IB Diploma results were Wellington’s fourth consecutive set of outstanding outcomes. Our 2020 leavers achieved an average score of 38.5 out of 45 points.