Drama

During the Summer term, the school offers an after-school drama club for children in Year 3 – 6, and of all abilities.  For more information, please contact Clare Talks

Chess

The school holds Primary Schools Chess on Thursdays (16:00 – 17:00) throughout the year, led by chess enthusiast, Dr Follows, supported by senior boys. For more information, please contact Sam Baddeley 

Maths

The Maths department runs a number of regular activities that are open to primary and secondary-aged pupils. For more information, please contact Dominic Rowland

  • Win@Maths (Year 2 - 4): A weekly club where sixth formers from Winchester College work on maths problems and mathematical games with primary school pupils. The club runs in the Autumn and Spring terms and meets in the Winchester Discovery Centre on Thursdays (16:00 - 17:00).
  • Primary Maths Challenge and preparation sessions (Year 5 & 6): A series of classes in the Au-tumn term to help prepare pupils for the national Primary Maths Challenge (PMC). Thurs-days (16:15 - 17:15). Pupils who are unable to sit the PMC at their primary school, are invit-ed to sit the challenge at Winchester College.
  • Winchester Maths Challenge (Year 5 & 6): A similar challenge to the PMC, set by the Maths department at the College and useful preparation for the national competition. 
  • Primary Team Maths Challenge and preparation (Year 4 & 5): Summer term sessions culmi-nating in a Primary Team Maths Challenge.

Problem Solving clubs (11 – 18 yrs):

These run in the Autumn and Spring terms at Winchester College and aim to stretch able pu-pils who enjoy mathematics. They include some preparation for the national competitions run by the UK Maths Trust. 

  • Year 7 & 8 club meets on Thursdays (15:45 - 16:45)
  • Year 9 - 11 club meets on Tuesdays (15:45 - 16.45)

A series of evening sessions in the Autumn focus on preparing for the British Maths Olympi-ad (BMO1). Tuesdays (19:00 – 20:00).

Maths lectures

Every February and October the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all.

The next lecture is ‘The Road from Pythagoras to Beale’ by Professor James Anderson (Uni-versity of Southampton). Wednesday 12 February 19:00 – 20:00.

Summer School

The school runs an annual Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS), available to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools. The course is led by specialist maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities. It offers the chance to explore maths in small groups, alongside like-minded people, within a beautiful setting and is the perfect preparation for university. Students are asked to contribute £275 for the week but a number of full bursaries are available. You can apply here 

‘The leaders were really intelligent, supportive, and fun to be around. It was really en-couraging ahead of university to experience a week doing only maths and love it even more!’ Naomi-Ruth, a former WMSS student now reading maths at Durham.