Wellow House is an independent pre-prep and preparatory school for girls and boys aged three to 13, and is located in the village of Wellow, near Newark in Nottinghamshire.
Founded in 1971, the school prides itself on providing an excellent education, exceptional facilities and a wide range of sporting and extra-curricular activities to both day pupils and weekly boarders. Each year, Wellow House holds a fund-raising Summer Ball to raise money towards improving and enhancing its equipment and resources.
The 2013 Ball was a huge success and raised over £25,000 which will allow the school to refurbish its indoor swimming pool. 180 parents, guests and staff enjoyed the black-tie evening, which featured a champagne reception and dinner followed by live music and a disco. Fundraising activities included a raffle with some excellent prizes on offer, and an auction with lots ranging from a microlight flight to a holiday in a Florida villa.
This year’s Summer Ball built on the successes of the last two Balls, which enabled the school to improve its sporting facilities with a new tennis court, and update its IT network with new workstations and servers, and a wireless network that operates across the whole campus area.
This is the third year that Air-IT has contributed towards the school’s fundraising activities by placing an advertisement in the full colour brochure that’s produced each year to outline the order of events and details of the Summer Ball.
Wellow House has been an Air-IT client for some years, and enjoys the benefits of our fully-managed Support-IT package. Our most popular support option, the package offers unlimited remote and onsite support from our dedicated Service Desk and field-based engineers, plus 24/7 system monitoring, preventative maintenance and updates.
In 2012, Air-IT carried out a major IT infrastructure upgrade for Wellow House, replacing their ageing systems with a virtualised IT environment that’s capable of meeting their future needs and business objectives. This includes a failsafe backup strategy using a Dell virtualisation solution that also incorporates Microsoft and Citrix technologies for maximum robustness.
Wellow House now benefits from a virtualised server and desktop environment with thin clients. This has reduced their hardware costs and provided a stable, secure and quickly scalable platform, which will facilitate and promote their future growth.
Air-IT is delighted to have once again supported the Wellow House School Summer Ball and we wish the school every success in the future.