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.
18th October 2022
On Monday 17 October, Winchester hosted an Eco Conference for 250 state school pupils and staff from across Hampshire, focused on topics related to climate change and sustainability.
6th October 2022
Local primary school children are invited to enter our wildlife poetry competition and attend a special lecture by renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville.
20th September 2022
The whole school is aiming to run and walk a total of 4,000km on the morning of Friday 23 September to raise money for a water pump at Basgo Nunnery Orphanage in rural India.
6th September 2022
A team of pupils, jointly committed to their ideas behind their Investor Soc project, spent the summer putting their plans into action by supporting Impact Schools and teaching online.
16th June 2022
The Charities Committee is aiming to raise £8000 to fund an ambulance for Ukraine, with a sponsored cycle event on Wykeham Day.
26th May 2022
Dr John Cullerne was invited to Buckingham Palace on 25 May in recognition of his pioneering work on Covid.