Wellington College is a British co-educational boarding and day independent school in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire. Wellington is a registered charity (#309093) and currently has just over 1000 pupils aged between 13 and 18. It was built as a national monument to the Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), who led British forces in a succession of large-scale military victories against often better-armed opponents, and after whom the School is named. Her Majesty Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone in 1856 and inaugurated the School's public opening on 29 January 1859.
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