Wellington College International Tianjin

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Wellington College International Tianjin (天津惠灵顿国际学校) is a British international school in Hongqiao District, Tianjin. [1] It is affiliated with Wellington College in Berkshire, England and serves students 2-18; senior school serves ages 11–18. [2]

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The campus has more than 90 classrooms, 2 swimming pools, art rooms, design rooms, a dance studio, a 500-seat theatre, and music rooms. There are also artificial sports pitches. [4]

There are boarding facilities for senior school students. [2] Wellington Tianjin was scheduled to initially open as only a day school, and it's now offering boarding to students above year 7. [4]


In 2011 Warwick Mansell of The Telegraph stated that it was anticipated that the largest group of students would be of East Asian origin, including Mainland Chinese students with foreign passports, Japanese, and Koreans. People from the United Kingdom were expected to make up 15% of the student body and the school also expected to have significant numbers of other European nationalities. [4]

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  1. "Contact." Wellington College International Tianjin. Retrieved on September 30, 2015. "Wellington College Tianjin No.1 Yide Dao Hong Qiao District Tianjin 300120 China 天津惠灵顿国际学校 中国天津市红桥区义德道1号 邮编:300120"
  2. 1 2 "Joining Wellington." Wellington College International Tianjin. Retrieved on September 30, 2015.
  3. "Home." Wellington College International Tianjin. Retrieved on September 30, 2015.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Mansell, Warwick. "Expat guide to China: schools" (Archive). The Telegraph . 27 April 2011. Retrieved on October 1, 2015.