Wellington College International Pune
Wellington College International Pune

Wellington College International (WCI) and Unison Group are partnering to establish Wellington College schools in India, with the first school opening in Pune, Maharashtra.

Wellington College is a UK day and boarding school. Unison Group is an education provider in India with four institutions in Dehradun and National Capital Region, including Unison World School, a girls’ boarding school.

The new school, Wellington College International Pune, will be a coeducational day and boarding school for children aged two to 18 following the English National Curriculum culminating in the IB Diploma. Further schools are planned, including a full boarding school.

James Dahl, master of Wellington College, said: “We are utterly thrilled that the next chapter in Wellington College’s remarkable history sees us partnering with Unison in India. From our very first meetings, it was clear that the values and educational philosophy of both organisations were aligned and it has been a joy to work together. Pune is such a dynamic and forward-thinking city and we can think of no better location for us to continue our mission of pioneering education; sharing the very best of Wellington College in the UK with passionate and progressive partners around the world”.

Scott Bryan, international director of Wellington College International, added: “WCI opening in India follows our strategy of establishing a network of outstanding schools in key global locations. India is a progressive country with a dynamic economy, rich culture and passion for education. WCI look forward to working with Unison to combine the best of British and Indian education, establishing outstanding schools which are distinctively Wellington, providing excellent academic outcomes and opportunities for all students.”

Anuj Aggarwal, co-founder of Unison Education Foundation, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be part of the Wellington College family. We look forward to working with Wellington in establishing outstanding schools in India. Wellington already has strong links with India through its existing students and an impressive Old Wellingtonian community. We see this as a wonderful opportunity for the students in India to attain a Wellington College education in their home country and go on to access the top universities of the world.”

There are currently six WCI schools in China and Thailand teaching more than 5,000 students.

Wellington College International
From left: Stephen Crouch (Wellington College chief operating officer), Felicity Kirk (Wellington College governor), Anuj Aggarwal (co-founder, Unison Education Foundation), James Dahl (master, Wellington College) and Scott Bryan (international director, Wellington College International).

Date published: 29 September 2021

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