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OWs & Archives

OWs & Archives


Please read the letter from the Headmaster following the 150th celebrations and the highlights from the events of the year.


The Wellesley community extends far beyond the boys and girls currently thriving here. Close and lasting ties are forged between pupils, parents and staff.  The long mailing list for the school magazine and the wonderful Wellesley gatherings which take place from time to time, reflect the deep affection felt by Old Welleslians and their families for their school. Follow us on Facebook



Wellesley House & St Peter's Court Archives

Photos, magazines and other information about the school's long and illustrious history have been scanned and collated into a new, digital format at Flickr to allow former pupils, parents and friends of the school to access the information more easily. The work is on-going, but a great deal of early material had been made available by the time of the archive launch at the East India Club in November 2013 (see photo gallery) and more is being added all the time.

Our archivist Mrs Victoria Nielson (, is always happy to receive comments about the pages, new material that we can upload, or letters and articles relating to the alumni pages of the school magazine, 'The Welleslian.'

Detailed instructions about how to access the archives are attached at the very bottom of this page, beneath the alumni and gallery sections

Old Welleslians are encouraged to keep the school informed of their correct contact details, including email, by emailing the archivists, or contacting the school office on or by telephoning 01843 862991.

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Over the years Wellesley has contributed significantly in a wide range of fields:


F.T. and E.G. Mann (father and son) were Captains of England; Chris Cowdrey (Captain of Kent and England); Graham Cowdrey (KCC); Alex Loudon (Kent, Warwickshire and England); Ruaraidh Gunn (real tennis); Edward Richardson (golf); Georgina Harland (Bronze medallist, Athens Olympics, Modern Pentathlon); William Fox-Pitt (Silver medallist, Athens Olympics and London Olympics, Equestrian); Simon and Oliver Sherwood (horse racing); Bruce Critchley (golf commentator);Charles and Mark Hue-Williams (father and son) world champion rackets players; Tony Nash (Bobsleigh Olympic gold medallist 1964).

The Arts

The stage: Michael Denison, Gresby Nash, Sir Jeremy Child, Jimmy Allen; Anna Steel; Patrick Lichfield (photographer); Mike d'Abo (Manfred Mann); Reginald Bosanquet (broadcaster); Anthony Blonde (publisher); Sir Jocelyn Stevens (British Heritage); Henry Wyndham (chairman of Sothebys); Oliver Preston (cartoonist); Pandora Clifford (actress); Siobhan Hewlett (actress).


Henry Bellingham MP; The Rt. Hon. James Arbuthnot MP; Ian Liddell-Grainger MP; Lord Lyell of Markyate (former Attorney General); Lord Denham (Former Chief Whip in the House of Lords).

St. Peter's Court

Prince Henry and Prince George, later Dukes of Gloucester and Kent. General Sir Peter de la Billiere; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach; Field Marsh Lord Carver; The Rt. Hon. Michael Allison; Sir John Arbuthnot; Lord Jellicoe; Lord Avebury; Lord Fanshawe of Richmond; Lord Orr-Ewing; Lord Kingsdown; Anthony Forbes.

Distinguished others

Sir Hew Strachan (Professor of History at Oxford and author); Sir Jonathan Porritt; Lord Melchett (environmental issues); HRH The Duke of Gloucester; Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen and Sir Gavyn Arthur (Lords Mayor of London), The Duke of Northumberland, The Duke of Rutland, The Duke of Grafton, The Reverend Nick Stacey.