Understanding different cultures and cultivating a sensitivity to the world around you has always been the foundation of a Winchester education.
The Charities Committee is a group of seventeen Sixth Form pupils led by the don in charge.
Winchester provides practical support and enrichment opportunities to other schools in the region on an individual school basis.
One of our charitable aims is the preservation of the many ancient buildings and their contents. Winchester College maintains eighteen Grade I, six Grade II* and over seventy Grade II listed buildings. Many of these are of national importance and are available to visit through our daily guided tours or through access to our collections and archives.
The school is hugely fortunate in having extensive grounds of approximately 250 acres, including 100 acres of ancient water meadows; 4.5 miles of the River Itchen; 52 acres of playing fields and 11 acres of formal gardens. Many of the grounds maintained by the school are either a public access area, Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or Special Area of Conservation. The Fallodon Nature Reserve is an SSSI and the main River Itchen with its carriers is a Special Area of Conservation. St. Catherine’s Hill is a public access area and is leased to the Hampshire Wildlife Trust.
Volunteers from across the school community work hard to support those across the city of Winchester. Winchester College provided PPE to local organisations and was the main responder for Winchester City Council's Response Team and supported the NHS Telehealth Service at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
Working in partnership with Trinity Winchester and the Salvation Army, school staff made microwaveable meals for vulnerable people in the city, producing and delivering 75 meals, two days a week.
The school continued its primary maths and other learning programmes to local pupils, via online programmes.
24th November 2021
The College hosted ten local primary schools for the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Lecture, this year with a Wildlife Garden Design competition. Guest speaker, Jonny Owen from the Dorset Wildlife Trust, enthralled the young audience.
27th September 2021
On Friday 21 September the boys and staff of Winchester College attempted to run the 2,500km distance former pupil, George Mallory trekked in order to climb Everest, from Mumbai to Base Camp. A commemorative challenge in honour of the feat he achieved 100 years ago.
21st September 2021
On the 24th of September 2021, 450 Winchester pupils and OWs will attempt to collectively replicate the impressive feat of George Mallory, aiming to run 2,500km en masse in the space of just a couple of hours, in tribute to the mountaineer, who embarked on his expedition one hundred years ago.
25th May 2021
Last weekend sixth form pupils led a 24 hour music festival, involving performers of all ages and raising over £5000 for charity. They entertained a small live audience as well as parents and friends, via a livestream of the entire event.
18th May 2021
Over the weekend of 22 - 23 May 2021, pupils will be performing in a 24-hour music festival, which they have organised to raise money for three chosen charities: Winchester Young Carers, NSPCC, and Stay at School Nepal. Over 50 boys and members of staff from different boarding houses and year groups will be performing in a non-stop concert, which will be live streamed to the school community.
22nd March 2021
Boys and dons aim to travel the equivalent distance to reach Samos, Greece to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières.