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
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
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.
These run in the Autumn and Spring terms at Winchester College and aim to stretch able pupils who enjoy mathematics. They include some preparation for the national competitions run by the UK Maths Trust.
A series of evening sessions in the Autumn focus on preparing for the British Maths Olympiad (BMO1) held on Tuesdays (19:00 – 20:00). Email the maths events team to find out more.
Every February and October the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. Our most recent lecture, ‘The Road from Pythagoras to Beale’ by Professor James Anderson, was well attended. Details of upcoming lectures will be posted here.
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 encouraging 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.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.
20th November 2019
As part of a Week of Wonder at Winchester, 50 pupils from a local primary witnessed the impact of liquid nitrogen on everyday objects.
4th November 2019
At the opening of the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom, we welcomed family, friends, teachers and House staff to remember Cameron and celebrate his legacy in the form of this inspiring new learning space.
1st November 2019
Not many schools have their own River Keeper. Mark Sankey tells us about managing the water meadows, the biodiversity of the Itchen, and filming with the BBC.