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Wellington College is a British co-educational day and boarding public school near the village of Crowthorne, Berkshire, England. Wellington is a registered charity and currently educates roughly 1,100 pupils, between the ages of 13 and 18, per annum. It was built as a national monument to the first Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), in honour of whom the College is named. Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone in 1856 and inaugurated the School's public opening on 29 January 1859.
Many former Wellington pupils fought in the trenches immediately after graduation during the First World War, volunteering for military action, a conflict in which 707 of them lost their lives. A further 501 former pupils were killed in action in the Second World War.
The school is a member of the Rugby Group, which includes Harrow School, Radley College, and Winchester College, and is also a member of the G20 Schools group. The Good Schools Guide calls the school "a serious player in the field of education". With school fees of up to £39,750 per annum, Wellington College is considered to be one of the country's most prestigious institutions. The school is also famously strong in sports of all manner, frequently winning many large national competitions.