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 pupils. Winchester is also the proud sponsor of the National School Chess Championship. For more information, please contact Clare Talks. 


Young Economists
Weekly on Thurs 16:15 - 17:00
For KS3 and KS4 students

Young Economists meet weekly from 16.15 to 17.00 on Thursdays during term time. These are sessions taught by the Head of Economics that are aimed at introducing secondary school pupils to key principles in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Previous terms have covered models of economic growth, game theory, intertemporal choice, and development economics. To sign up, or if you have any questions, please email the Head of Economics at Winchester College, Mr Marcas: mtm@wincoll.ac.uk.


The Maths department runs a number of activities that are open to primary and secondary-aged pupils. For more information about any of the following, please contact the maths events team or click here. To join the mailing list, which provides updates on when registration opens for clubs, please enter your details here.

  • Win@maths - Win@Maths is an in person one-to-one maths mentoring programme for pupils in year 3. Sessions start with 30-40 minutes of maths, dictated by the needs an interests of the pupils, followed by games.

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  • Maths Beasts - This year we will continue with our new year 4 maths club: Maths Beasts. The club is aimed at pupils in year 4 with a real interest in mathematics and is designed to stretch and challenge able pupils.

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  • Primary Maths Challenge Club - In the autumn term, Winchester College will host a series of after school classes to help pupils in years 5 and 6 prepare for the Primary Maths Challenge. The Challenge itself takes place in November. Pupils not able to sit it at their primary schools will be able to sit the paper at Winchester College. The classes are intended to stretch able and enthusiastic pupils.

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  • Primary Maths Challenge and Celebration - The Primary Maths Challenge takes place on Tuesday 14 November and the cost for entry will be covered by the College. On Tuesday 28th November there will be a celebration with the presentation of certificates for high scores and a short mathematical talk. Parents are welcome to attend the celebration.

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  • Problem Solving 1 - Our problem solving club for pupils in years 7 and 8 focuses on the skills needed in the Junior Maths Challenge and Junior Maths Olympiad run by the UKMT.

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  • Problem Solving 2 - This autumn and spring the College will offer a problem-solving club for years 9 to 11. The club is aimed at able pupils who enjoy mathematics and are willing to be challenged and focuses on the skills needed in the Intermediate Maths Challenge and Intermediate Maths Olympiad run by the UKMT.

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  • BMO1 Club - A series of evening sessions looking problems from the British Maths Olympiad and Maths Olympiad for Girls.

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Maths lectures

Twice a year the school hosts a mathematical lecture, aimed at secondary and sixth formers students but open to all. Recent lectures include ‘The Road from Pythagoras to Beale’ by Professor James Anderson, ‘How to Colour a Map’ by Dr Natalie Behague, and Dr James Munro, University of Oxford speaking about ‘Pursuit Problems'.

This year, we are delighted to welcome William Thomson, former pupil and member of the UK IMO team in 2023 in Japan, will deliver a lecture entitled: 'The International Mathematical Olympiad'.

Winchester Math 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. 

‘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.

WMSS Application Form

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