FAQ

No. There will be no Academies on public and school holidays. Please consult our website for other holidays, such as term breaks.
Pupils / adults are welcome to join in any time if there are places available. The price will be pro-rata basis. Please register through Academy Office directly.

Most of Academies are RMB 250 per session, except:
Mad Science:
Science Fairy/Magical Science: RMB 300 per session
Advanced Ballet: RMB 300 per session (1.5hours)
Centre Stage: RMB 500 per session (3 hours)
Tennis Private Lesson: RMB 500/hour (one-on-one, semi-private lesson)
Skateboarding: RMB 300 per session
Lego: RMB 300 per session
Golf: RMB 350 per session

Yes. All students need to re-register each term. If you attend an Academy in Lent Term, this does not guarantee you a place in Summer Term. Places will be given on a first come, first served basis. If an Academy is full, you can request to be added to the waiting list.
You can find the detailed information, day/time/activity/campus, in the confirmation email sent from academy.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.com.

For all sports/Centre Stage & Junior Centre Stage academies, please bring a bottle of water and light snack.
Football – All pupils are required to wear sports clothes. Please bring both indoor and outdoor sports shoes. If the weather is bad and we move a session inside, outside football boots (cleats) are not allowed in indoor areas.
Centre Stage/Jazz/Hip-hop dancing /Ballet – dress code – All students are required to wear dance clothes (leotards or wear t-shirt or vest top, with leggings or jogging pants – no jeans) to all classes. Dance shoes, jazz shoes / jazz trainers or trainers must be worn for all classes. An optional sweatshirt should be brought for when sitting around or talking.
Swimming – please bring swim costume, swim cap, goggles and towel. Flip flops or crocs must be worn at all times on the pool deck.
Kung Fu– All pupils are required to wear sports clothes and indoor non-marking sports shoes.
Tennis – please wear non-marking tennis shoes. The Academy will provide tennis rackets, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Basketball/Netball – All pupils are required to wear sports clothes, please wear indoor non-marking sports shoes.
Skateboarding – Please bring Skateboard Helmets, Skateboard, and skateboard shoes.
Gymnastics – dress code – All students are required to wear leotards or wear t-shirt or vest top, with leggings or socks.
Golf-Please bring the Golf Glove

Early Year Centre-Nursery to Reception
Nursery to Reception Academy runs in the new Early Year Centre:
Address: No.195 Tongwan Road, Pudong District, Shanghai 200124 China
All pupils in this Year group will be supervised by TAs until the starts of their Academy and then taken to the correct area.
Wellington College International Shanghai pupils – Yr1 & Yr2.
All pupils in this Year group will be supervised by TAs until the starts of their Academy and then taken to the correct area.
Wellington College International Shanghai pupils – Year 3 up.
All pupils in this age group should go to the academy venue by themselves. They are required to check the Academy Notice Board for information such as regular academy venue of the day, venue changes when the weather is bad or pollution is high. The academy notice board is behind the main reception and it is updated daily at 15:00 (Monday to Thursday)/13:00 (Friday).
In the first Academy week, academy staff will be at the main reception if the pupils are not sure where to go before the session start.

All Saturday Academies run in Wellington College International Shanghai campus, address: Wellington College No. 1500 Yao Long Road (near the Oriental Sports Center)
Swimmers – please go directly to the swimming pool, follow the signage.
All other students should meet in the cafeteria where you will be met by the relevant coaches.
For subsequent weeks, you may go directly to the relevant area for your Academy.

Early Year Centre-Nursery &Reception pupils, parent are responsible for collection of children on time at Early Year Centre campus. There is no bus services after the Academy in Early Year Centre.

Wellington College International Shanghai Year 1&2 pupils, your child will be escorted to their relevant bus or will be supervised in the school designated pick up point until you collect them

Wellington College International Shanghai Year 3-up pupils, parents are responsible for collection of children on time.

Just because the weather is bad, it does not necessarily mean an Academy is cancelled. In some cases, we have the ability to move outdoor activities inside.

According to Wellington policy, outdoor activities will be cancelled if the school pollution AQI reading is 175 or above.  We will notify parents, teachers and pupils in advance in case of cancellation. Credit will be issued.

The Academy Office will send out an email by 8.00am on Saturday if any Academies are cancelled. If you are unsure, please check – academy.shanghai@wellingtoncollege.cn. If you have not received an email, then your Academy is not cancelled and we will be running as usual.
For Wellington students only, credits will be issued when an approved school fixture or tournament requires the attendance of a pupil. However, parent should notify the Academy team via email at least 24 hours in advance. Refunds, credits or make up lessons will NOT be given for non-attendance of lessons for any other reason (including sick leave).