During the Summer term, the school offers an after-school drama club for children in Year 3 – 6, and of all abilities. For more information, please contact Clare Talks
The school holds Primary Schools Chess on Thursdays (16:00 – 17:00) throughout the year, led by chess enthusiast, Dr Follows, supported by senior boys. For more information, please contact Sam Baddeley
The Maths department runs a number of regular activities that are open to primary and secondary-aged pupils. For more information, please contact Dominic Rowland.
These run in the Autumn and Spring terms at Winchester College and aim to stretch able pu-pils who enjoy mathematics. They include some preparation for the national competitions run by the UK Maths Trust.
A series of evening sessions in the Autumn focus on preparing for the British Maths Olympiad (BMO1) held on Tuesdays (19:00 – 20:00). Email the maths events team to find out more.
Every February and October the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. Our most recent lecture, ‘The Road from Pythagoras to Beale’ by Professor James Anderson, was well attended. Details of upcoming lectures will be posted here.
The school runs an annual Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS), available to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools. The course is led by specialist maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities. It offers the chance to explore maths in small groups, alongside like-minded people, within a beautiful setting and is the perfect preparation for university. Students are asked to contribute £275 for the week but a number of full bursaries are available. You can apply here
‘The leaders were really intelligent, supportive, and fun to be around. It was really en-couraging ahead of university to experience a week doing only maths and love it even more!’ Naomi-Ruth, a former WMSS student now reading maths at Durham.
1st June 2020
In our latest Thought for the Week, Dr Jamie Barron notes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought scientists into the spotlight, but that science by its nature sits uncomfortably with the world of the sound-bite.
19th May 2020
This year, Winchester Maths Summer School will go ahead, virtually. 25 students from the maintained sector will enjoy maths challenges, get advice from current undergraduates, and prepare to study maths at university.
2nd April 2020
The challenge was to create an innovative and beautiful design for electric vehicle charge points.
10th February 2020
The international, scientific journal, Physics Education, has published a paper by students and teachers from Winchester College and Barton Peveril College.
9th February 2020
World-famous chemist and author Dr Peter Wothers MBE enlightened students on the history of the Periodic Table for the first Science Society lecture of 2020.
6th February 2020
On 5 February 2020, Winchester College's maths team placed third in the national final of the Senior Team Mathematical Challenge, which involves pupils from over 1200 schools.