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Winchester College

Sports Awards

From September 2018 Winchester will be offering 13+ entrants the chance to apply for a Sports Award.

Winchester will provide Sports Award holders with:

  • specialist coaching sessions, paid for by the college, and focusing on the award holder and his core sport(s)
  • a regularly assessed strength and conditioning programme

  • a selection of lectures, workshops and presentations based on various aspects of sport (e.g. nutrition, sports injury, rehabilitation, sports psychology etc)

  • a tutor from the Sports Department to help an award holder achieve his sporting goals while maintaining a sensible and sustainable routine in the school

  • permission to attend external county level (or equivalent) training sessions, with the proviso that these do not have a detrimental effect upon a his academic studies or overall contribution to the sports programme

Consistent with the school's commitment to the proper use of its charitable funds, Sports Awards carry no prima facie remission of school fees. However, eligible parents may apply for means-tested financial support. In cases of financial need payment of school fees is made in the form of bursaries.

Full details of the Sports Awards can be found in the document: Sports Awards - Information for Candidates.

The Head of Sport can give advice about all aspects of Sports Awards

The Headmaster reserves the right to allocate holders of Sports Awards to any boarding House in the School, but will of course take account of parental preference. Anyone who additionally wins an academic scholarship will go into College.

How to Apply for a Sports Scholarship for entry in 2018

  1. Parents of candidates for Sports Awards are asked to read the Information for Candidates document above, and then complete this application form. Completed application forms must be received by the Registrar’s office by Monday 20th November 2017.
  2. The school will then write to individual referees to request references on the candidates according to the received application form. References must be received by Monday 4th December 2017.
  3. On Monday 11th December 2017 successful candidates will be invited to one of the Assessment Days.
  4. Any candidate invited to an Assessment Day who has parents eligible for means-tested financial support will be sent the relevant forms to fill in. These will need to be returned by Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
  5. Candidates will attend one of the assessment days on either Monday 15th or Tuesday 16th January 2018.
  6. Offers of Sports Awards will be sent out on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
  7. Offers will need to be accepted in writing within three days of the award being made.

Further Advice
If once you have read the details and documents above you have any further questions then please contact the following

Enquires about Sports Awards

Entry Forms to be sent to

Enquires about Bursaries

The Head of Sport:
Mr Giles Munn
Tel: +44 (0)7917 552 363

The Registrar:
Mr Andrew Shedden
Tel: +44 (0)1962 621 141

The Bursar’s Secretary:
Mrs Wendy Neville
Tel: +44 (0)1962 621 271