At Winchester, boys receive more than an excellent academic education. Understanding, encouragement and individual attention are just as important.
Life at Winchester is focused on individuals developing the confidence to contribute to a close-knit community.
Providing a comfortable home is essential if boys are to make the most of the unique education we offer. Boys eat in their house each mealtime, talking with their Housemaster, friends and teachers. We believe that conversational ability, developed both inside and outside the classroom, equips boys to talk to anyone, in any situation,
about practically anything.
Winchester College is a full boarding school for boys. We offer full boarding for many contemporary reasons, not tradition alone. Boarding at Winchester gives boys an unmatched experience of focused learning and friendship. Discussions in class can continue in the house, instilling a lifelong love of debate. In consultation with parents and boys, we accommodate boys with care, getting to know them first through a personal admissions process.
Taking care of our boys is of primary importance and we treat each pupil as an individual. Our pastoral care team keep in close contact with each other, and with each child. This provides a complete picture of a boy’s welfare, and enables quick responses to any problems if they arise. The result is a highly communicative network that provides practical, timely support - as well as boys who feel comfortable and confident throughout their time at the school.
Located in and around the school are eleven boarding houses. Many are listed buildings; all offer a comfortable home for around sixty boys, drawn from each year group. We encourage a sense of community and an appreciation for individual perspectives and interests. Independence and team spirit develop naturally within the houses. Inevitably, living side by side with other boys can also develop patience, understanding and a good sense of humour.
18th May 2020
Winchester College has a long reputation for community service. No person is more responsible for this than the remarkable Mrs Clare Talks, Geography don and Director of Community Service. Here she provides a refreshing insight into the environmental impacts of an unseasonably warm Spring and a tranquil, undisturbed lockdown.
15th May 2020
Nat tells us about the perils - and lure - of going out in the sun in London during lockdown.
9th May 2020
James is running to get out of the house, and taking his dog with him.
4th May 2020
Despite missing his last term of Winchester, Thomas is attacking each day with a positive attitude and keeping things in perspective.
29th April 2020
In the second of our series of postcards from home, Matthew tells us about reading, listening to lectures and enjoying nature.
26th April 2020
In the latest Thought for the Week, Classicist Claire Rostron is feeling nostalgic.