Common Time 2019

Winchester College


The Trusty Servant - painted in 1809
Admission of Scholars

Our aim is to maintain full boarding. Admission is based on the combined criteria of academic strength and the ability to contribute in other ways to the cultural, sporting and social life of the School. It remains our ambition, consistent with our Foundation charter and charitable purpose, to broaden our intake to include pupils less able to afford our fees.

We value highly our international links and students and wish to develop them through our admissions process. We understand that applicants from outside Britain require individual assessment and care, and we encourage overseas applicants, wherever they live, to feel confident that we will take a serious view of their academic credentials.

Admission Procedure

If you are making an application for a boy presently at a school in the UK, EU or outside the regions specified below, click here

If you are making an application for a boy presently at a school in the Asia region, click here

If you are making an application for a boy presently at school in Russia or the CIS region, click here

Unfortunately, we are now closed for 2019 and 2020 entry, and to all new applications for 2021.

Applicants who are interested in an Academic Scholarship should contact the Master in College (Mr Ian Fraser ief@wincoll.ac.uk) who organises the scholarship examinations, called Election, which take place at the beginning of May each year. Click here for more information.

In 2019, Election will take place between 6-8 May and Winchester Entrance 7-9 May.

Those who wish to apply for a Music Award should contact the Master of Music, (Mr D S Thomas email dst@wincoll.ac.uk). Click here for more information.

For information about Sports Awards   

For information about bursaries

For information about Sixth Form (VI Book) entry

For information about fees and the Fees in Advance scheme

The Prospectus, and the annually updated Supplement, can be viewed by clicking on the links. Alternatively, further information, including a hard copy of the Prospectus, can be obtained either from The Deputy Registrar, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA (Tel: 01962 621247; fax: 01962 621106), by clicking here to email your request, by completing the online form on screen or printing it and posting/faxing it to us.

If you are interested in a place for your son please contact the Admissions Office (01962 621247 / Mrs Philippa McComb admissions@wincoll.ac.uk) any time after his eighth birthday. For all enquiries, please include your name, postal address and your son's date of birth.