In Case of Emergency | Wellington College

In Case of Emergency

The College has regular evacuation practices in preparation for a response to a fire, earthquake or any other emergency. There are also emergency lock-down practices held during the year. The safety of staff and students is of prime importance. After a real fire or earthquake, a decision may be taken not to re-enter the buildings and an orderly evacuation of the site may be necessary.  

Students and staff will have evacuated the buildings and will be assembled outside on the turf with their Tutor teachers. Efforts will be made to contact parents/caregivers or a designated adult to advise that the school is closed and an orderly evacuation of the site is underway. Staff will need to get instructions on what action families wish the school to take. Many families will come on site to collect their sons. When contact is made either by the Tutor teacher, please advise which of the following actions you wish the school to take;

1.       Allow your son to leave the school on his own with instructions from you as to how he is to get home or make contact with family.

2.       Instruct your son to remain on school property under the supervision of staff until he is collected by a member of the family or a designated adult.

3.       That reunification with family cannot be made due to circumstances and that he is to remain at school for a longer period of time – possibly overnight (up to three days).

4.       Any other arrangements the family wish to request.

If contact cannot be made with family members or the designated adult, the school will take care and responsibility for your son who will remain on-site. The school has made preparations to provide shelter, food and water for a period up to three days.

Updated Contact Information

It is important we have updated contact information so maybe a timely reminder to check that we have current mobile/work/home numbersPlease email the school on if you have recently changed any of these details.

College Emergency Evacuation Procedures

The College has a detailed emergency evacuation procedure outlined in the student diary and on the website which can be accessed here.