Wellington School

(Wellie Farm)

A residential school for boys located close to the southern boundary of Midlothian, Wellington School is situated a mile (1.4 km) north northeast of Leadburn and 2½ miles (4 km) south of Penicuik. Established in 1859 as the Wellington Reformatory Farm School for the 'correction' of young offenders, it is now owned and operated by the City of Edinburgh Council. It is still known in Edinburgh as 'Wellie Farm'.

Today, the School provides residential education for boys aged 13-16 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties from Edinburgh and the Lothians. It offers some day places and had a roll of 48 in 2010.

One of its founders was Rev. Thomas Guthrie (1803-73).

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