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Winchester College

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Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NA
Nearest Airports:
Southampton International Airport (SOU)

School Category

School Type

Full Boarding

Gender Profile

Boys only

School Size


Age Range




Religious Affiliation

Church of England

Student Numbers





Sixth Form



GCSE | iGCSE | A-Level

School Facilities

Gym on campus
Evening Study Rooms
Squash Court
Pool Tables
Music Rooms
Large Gardens
TV Rooms
Games Rooms

Extracurricular Activities

Clubs and Societies

Special Education Needs (SEN)

“Winchester College is committed to supporting pupils with a wide range of Special Educational Needs. Within our context, these will typically include pupils with specific learning difficulties (particularly those with dyslexia and dyspraxia), AD(H)D issues, ASD, a hearing impairment, a visual disability, hypermobility, and slow processing”

Admissions Information

Winchester has its own unique admissions process. We look for boys with enquiring minds and natural intelligence. Our founder’s ethos was to educate such boys, whatever their background, hence our generous bursary provision. Experienced staff assist in every stage of the process, from initial inquiry through to choosing a house, to sitting the entrance exams.

Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries

£ per term for Day
£ per term for Weekly Boarding
£13903 per term for Full Boarding

Academic scholarships
Choral scholarships
Music scholarships
Sport scholarships
Sixth Form scholarships

Bursaries for new entrants
Hardship awards for existing pupils
Lump sum payment discounts

What do they say...

“Winchester College, founded by William of Wykeham in 1382, is one of the world’s most famous and distinguished schools. The College is defined by its motto, Manners Makyth Man. This motto is hundreds of years old but has a surprisingly modern spirit. Its sentiment is that we should be measured not by birth but by our personal qualities, a surprisingly meritocratic sentiment for a school that was founded in 1382. Its language may sound old-fashioned to a modern ear, but it was radically progressive in its time because it was written not in Latin but in a dynamic, up-and-coming language: English.

Today, Manners Makyth Man inspires the key qualities of Character, Conversation, Curiosity, Foresight and Leadership.

I hope that you will accept this invitation to visit Winchester to see these wonderful qualities in action. It is a truly remarkable place and school, and it will be a privilege to welcome you here.

Dr Tim Hands”

“Chemistry is my favourite subject – it’s like art for a scientific mind, full of drawings, shapes and diagrams.”


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