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.
26th May 2022
Dr John Cullerne was invited to Buckingham Palace on 25 May in recognition of his pioneering work on Covid.
10th May 2022
An excited audience of over 300 gathered in Flint Court for ‘Resilience 2022’, a sustainable fashion show in aid of local children’s charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace.
8th May 2022
The Natural History Society and guest students from Park Community School in Havant learnt about rhino conservation with Amanda Smith.
7th March 2022
Sixth Form pupils, Felix and Seb provide an update on The Elizabeth Project, the College's first Carbon Offset and Tree-Planting program. Working in partnership with Winnall Primary School, the team's most recent efforts saw 300 tree saplings planted on the College grounds.
7th March 2022
Yesterday a team from Winchester took on a 16-mile walk to raise funds for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. With an early start, the team made their way to Old Winchester Hill near the Meon Valley to begin their journey back to Winchester on foot.
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.